1. Search for missing William
Police have said they are baffled there is no sign of missing three-year-old William Tyrell, with reports that police dogs deployed have not picked up a trace of his scent at all.
As the search enters its sixth day, The Australian reports police have launched a “parallel investigation” involving detective from the sex crimes squad.
Detectives have spoken to a range of relatives and other people connected to him.
Superintendent Paul Fehon said it remained unclear whether William, who was last seen wearing a Spiderman suit, had wandered off of his own accord or whether something “more sinister had occurred.”
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2. Two boys missing Father won’t assist
Gold Coast Police are searching for two missing brothers – with reports their father is refusing to tell police where his sons have gone.
Jayden and Joseph Brady aged 14 and 11 have been missing since 3am Sunday morning.
The ABC reports that their father, Daniel Brady helped them leave a Tweed Heads property.
Police have said that the father had breached a court order preventing access to the children. He was arrested yesterday and bail was refused.
Police could not say where the boys may have travelled.
3. PM to announce a referendum on acknowledging indigenous Australians in the Constitution
The Prime Minister will announce that the referendum on acknowledging indigenous Australians in the Constitution will take place in 2017, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum writes The Australian.
Meanwhile it has been reported that he will interrupt his week in Arnhem Land in order to fully deal with the developing situation in Iraq.
Fairfax Media reports that the PM will fly out tomorrow to farewell troops headed to Iraq, but will then return to Nhulunbuy on Friday.
4. High Profile sports star indicted on child abuse
A high profile football star in the US who has been indicted for child abuse has justified whipping his son with a tree branch saying it was out of love.
Adrian Peterson is still being allowed to play in his team’s next game this Sunday.
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5. Outrage after council fails on CCTV
The Herald Sun reports that two years after Jill Meagher was killed while walking home alone from a Brunswick bar, the local council has failed properly install CCTV cameras on the street where she was last seen alive.
This is despite $250,000 from the State Government to install nine cameras along Sydney Rd, Moreland.