1. Teenagers in de facto relationships
According to a report by News Limited today hundreds of teenage girls across the country are living in de facto relationships.
The startling statistic comes out a day after Police revealed that charges will be laid against the Iman who ‘married’ a twelve-year old girl to a 26-year old man in NSW.
NSW Women’s Minister Pru Goward has written to federal counterpart Michaelia Cash to push for a national awareness campaigns on underage and forced marriage.
2. Daniel Morcombe’s alleged killer’s trial
The trial of Daniel Morecombe’s accused killer Brett Peter Cowan will continue today in the Queensland Supreme Court.
Evidence presented yesterday told the jury of an elaborate police sting that was set up to force an alleged confession from Brett Peter Cowan.
Daniel’s parents Denise and Bruce Morecombe also gave evidence.
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3. Gittany to appeal
Simon Gittany who was yesterday jailed for a minimum of 18 years with a maximum of 26 years for killing his fiancée Lisa Harnum by throwing her off a Sydney high rise in 2011 has indicated through his lawyers that he will appeal the sentence.