A four-year old boy has been found dead in a lake on the Sunshine Coast, half an hour after being reported missing by his parents.
The pre-schooler went missing from his home at 7.30pm last night and police were alerted. Tragically a search for the boy found him face down in Currimundi Lake last night.
Two weeks ago Connor Graham, also aged four and from Queensland, drowned in the Clarence River in northern New South Wales.
1. 9 years old and drunkA nine-year old boy who claim he consumed 18 ‘beers’ has been caught on video at a skatepark.
The YouTube video shows the young boy, from Hamilton in NZ drinking a bourbon and cola drink slumped against a wall before stumbling around and attempting to ride a scooter surrounded by other youths. His mother has told the NZ Herald that she was “extremely angry” that an adult (in the video he says it was his Aunt) had supplied alcohol to her son. She was also angry that a number of people had seen the events unfold but did not contact her or police immediately.
The police say they are considering charges under the sale of alcohol act. However, the legislation around the supplying of alcohol to minors “never envisaged an adult supplying alcohol to a 9-year-old child”.
2. Memorial Service
A memorial service for the mother and daughter who died tragically on the weekend in Bali will be held at a Caloundra church, on the Sunshine Coast, this morning.
It has been reported this morning that their bodies will be flown home to Queensland in the coming days.
Acting Attorney-General David Crisafulli said once the bodies arrived in Brisbane, autopsies would be carried out by the Coroner.
3. Asylum Seekers claim mistreatment
Two men who claim they were on asylum seeker boats towed back to Indonesia by the Australian Navy have told the ABC they were mistreated before being abandoned at sea.
One Sudanese man says he and his wife paid $6,000 to travel from Indonesia to Australia, but the engine broke down on New Year’s Day. He says after the group called the United Nations for help, two Australian naval ships arrived.
The man claims the Navy used force on some people, including women, while transferring them to one of the Navy boats, and that some fell into the sea.
4. Forcing kids to kiss relatives may be harmful
A sex education chief in the UK has been criticised over warnings that forcing children to kiss relatives could be harmful and suggesting that encouraging a youngster to high-five or wave instead could help them avoid future sexual exploitation.
For more read this post here “Forcing kids to kiss relatives: harmless or harmful?
5. Baby weaning
A new study has shown that babies who are spoon-fed are more likely to be overweight than babies who are fed through a ‘baby led weaning’ approach.
The study by Swansea University found infants weaned using a baby-led approach were “significantly more” able to stop eating when they felt full.
6. Salmonella scare
A salmonella outbreak at a Vietnamese restaurant in Melbourne has caused at least 21 people to fall ill. Two heavily pregnant women were among them.