1. Daisy Coleman attempts suicide
Daisy Coleman, the teenager at the center of a small-town rape scandal in the US has been hospitalized following a suicide attempt.
Her mother, Melinda Coleman said in a Facebook post that Daisy tried to take her own life on Sunday after she was “terrorized” by teens on Twitter when she briefly attended a party.
In January 2012, Daisy accused a 17-year-old boy from a prominent local family of raping her while she was drunk and then leaving her on her family’s doorstep in the freezing cold.
Daisy described the ordeal in her own words in a blog post last October.
“On Twitter and Facebook, I was called a skank and a liar and people encouraged me to kill myself. Twice, I did try to take my own life,” she wrote.
Her Mother has called on hacktivist group Anonymous for support.
If you or anyone you are close to needs help contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or contact Suicide Prevention via this link
2. Bali mother and daughter deaths
It has been confirmed that the QLD coroner will investigate the deaths of Noelene Bischoff and her 14-year-old daughter Yvana who died while holidaying in Bali.
News limited are reporting this morning that Indonesian drugs used to treat an allergic reaction have been found their hotel room
3. Man who slapped child sentenced
The man who slapped a crying child on a plane last year has been found guilty and sentenced by a Federal Court in the US.
For more on this read this post here. “Joe Hundley sentenced by Federal Court” .
4. Guards humiliate asylum seekers
Guards at Manus Island processing centre have discussed an asylum seeker who swallowed a pair of nail clippers on Christmas Day on one of their Facebook pages publicly ridiculing him.
The Guardian have reported the post read “Merry Christmas all. One of these jokers just swallowed a pair of nail clippers. RALMFAO. A Christmas I shall not easily forget,”
A number of other officers “liked” the post and commented.
A spokesman for G4S, the company providing the staff to Manus Island confirmed it would be launching an investigation into the matter.
5. Asylum seeker lifeboats
Fairfax Media has reported the government is buying up to 16 hard-hulled lifeboats to which asylum seekers can be transferred and returned to Indonesia if their own vessels are unseaworthy.