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1. Two men charged over the rape and murder of young mum on beach.

Two men have been charged over a four year old crime that left a young mother dead on a NSW beach.

Lynette Daley, also known as Norma, was found naked, bruised and bloodied on Ten Mile Beach in northern NSW in January 2011.

An autopsy would later find Ms Daley died from blunt force genital tract trauma.

She had suffered horrific internal and external injuries following a violent sex act by a man who claimed to be her boyfriend, Adrian Attwater.

Adrian Attwater, 42, and Paul Maris, 46, allegedly burned a blood-soaked mattress and some of the woman’s clothing before seeking help after she died.

Ms Daley had been taken to Ten Mile Beach the previous night by Mr Attwater and his friend, Paul Maris.

Ms Daley, a mother to seven young children, had been taken to the beach by the men who said they were taking her for a camping and fishing trip.

In the back of Mr Maris’s four-wheel-drive the two men subjected a highly intoxicated Ms Daley to a series of sex acts.

Forensic pathologists later found Ms Daley’s blood alcohol concentration to be dangerously high, 0.352, in the potentially lethal range of intoxication.

Forensic pathologist Allan Cala who examined the 33-year-old woman’s body told a 2014 inquest that her injuries “were more severe than those which occur in even precipitous childbirth”.

Attwater, now living in Townsville, has been charged with manslaughter and aggravated sexual assault.

Maris, of Wauchope in northern NSW, was charged with accessory after the fact to manslaughter and aggravated sexual assault.

They will appear in court on August 2.

2. Top female police officer says male-dominated force should heed the lessons of the Eddie McGuire scandal.

Deputy commissioner Wendy Steendam Via Nine News.

Victoria’s top female police officer, deputy commissioner Wendy Steendam, has issued warning to Victoria's male-dominated police force that they take notice of the Eddie McGuire scandal.

Deputy commissioner Wendy Steendam wrote a internal memo saying the McGuire controversy made her think about Victoria police's own culture - "the parallels with our own organisation when it comes to the impact and harm words and inappropriate behaviour can have on others".

"Given our own challenges some within our organisation won't see a problem with the [McGuire] comments."


"So let's be very clear. Here we have an example of where humiliation and a lack of respect are played out in public. Where a group of men laughing about drowning a female colleague, along with other name calling, is somehow framed as a 'joke'!

Ms Steendam said McGuire's initial apologies - "this was just a bit of fun, we didn't intend any harm, it was only a joke" - were not sincere enough.

The Age reports that she wrote some may say, "they were only words", or that the reaction to McGuire's outburst was too politically correct.

"I can tell you that they are not just words and it's not to be taken lightly. If we allow a permissive environment to exist, then people will continue to be demeaning to women," she wrote.

"It is the normalisation of this kind of language that makes us much more accepting of violence, inappropriate behaviour and gender inequality.

"It's 2016 and we all have a right to be treated with dignity and respect and to feel safe in our workplace and in our community."

3. "Emotionally and physically flattened" Eddie McGuire to miss tonight's footy call.

An "emotionally and physically flattened" Eddie McGuire has asked to be removed from Fox Footy's coverage of Thursday night's match between Adelaide and North Melbourne following the anger this week over his comments about journalist Carline Wilson.

The Age reports that McGuire has told Fox that he feels “mentally and physically drained.”

"The events of the week have emotionally and physically flattened me," he told The Age.

"I don't think I'd be able to perform to the level that people would want to see on Thursday night footy."

McGuire will also be off the radio airwaves from Monday for three weeks for a pre-planned holiday that he usually takes at this time of year during school holidays.

4. Body of Perth teen found buried in backyard.

Two women will appear in court today after the body of a missing was found buried in the backyard of a house in Perth's southern suburbs.

Aaron Pajich, who had Asperger's syndrome, was last seen about 9.30am on Monday last week at the Rockingham City Shopping Centre taxi rank where he was due to meet a woman, and a man only known as Daniel.

On Wednesday, police said two women aged 42 and 25 years had been charged with murder after the 18-year-old's body was found buried in a shallow grave under a newly-laid concrete slab in the rear of a residence in Orelia.

Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Gorton said the women lived at the house, which was searched on Monday night.


“Aaron and at least one of the accused studied at the same educational facility in Kwinana,” Det Snr Sgt Gorton told reporters.

5. Online retailer selling unsafe baby goods fined.

Unsafe cots sold. Via IStock.

An online retailer which sold hundreds of unsafe cots and strollers has been fined by the Federal Court.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Online Dealz sold cots, portable cots and baby strollers that did not comply with safety standards. The Federal Court heard that they posed numerous risks to children including limb entrapment, suffocation or strangling.

About 250 unsafe items were sold online, including on eBay and Gumtree, between August 2014 and March 2015. Many were incorrectly labeled, with cots saying they were "Certified to Australian Standards" and "Meeting Australian and New Zealand Standards AS/NZS 2172.”

Fairfax Media reports that The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission took action against Online Dealz over three products: the Multifunctional Luxury Baby Stroller, the 3 in 1 Wooden Sleigh Cot and the 7 in 1 Portacot, also known as the Frank Masons Portable Cot PL5007

Justice Brigitte Markovic said the products were sold for use by "a vulnerable section of the community".

"While there is no evidence of any damage being suffered, the risk that there might have been was exacerbated by the fact that the failings were not obvious, they were numerous and the users of the products were infants who would not be able to take defensive steps should they find themselves in danger."

6. “The people raising our sons and daughters are not parents but peers and social networking sites.”

A leading educator has told parents to step up as he says that it is not parents that are raising our kids, but the internet.

Dr Tim Hawkes, headmaster of The Kings School in Sydney has said that dads spend less than 20 seconds a day talking to their teenage sons and that the cyber world and children’s friends are becoming their role models.

“Fathers, on average, spend 18 seconds a day talking to their kids compared to kids spending an average of two to five hours a day online, so the people raising our sons and daughters are not parents but peers and social networking sites,” Dr Hawkes told News Limited.

“We have to lift our game as parents and recover ownership of our children and to recover the role of parenting our children rather than leaving it to the cyber world, their friends and to their school.”

In his new book, Ten Leadership Lessons You Must Teach Your Teenager Mr Hawkes suggests creating “conversation pits” with children where both parent and child in an enclosed space so they can talk freely.


“The best pit is the car so you ban them from using ear pieces and use that time to ask how they are, what they’re looking forward to in the day and use it as chat time,” Dr Hawkes said.

“The parent is driving so he has his eyes straight ahead on the road. When fixing eyes squarely on a child, particularly a son, it can be adversarial.”

7. British leaders last ditch appeal before referendum.

As Britain enters the final hours before the historic ‘Brexit’ vote over whether Britain should leave the European Union leaders have taken to the airwaves and streets to appeal to voters.

Prime Minister David Cameron called for people to vote "in large numbers" for remain.

"Today they were even comparing experts to Nazi propagandists, that's how much they've lost it," he says.

"There is no going back."

There has been late momentum behind the Remain side after the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox, who strongly supported Britain staying in the EU but polls indicate the closest of outcomes.

8. US politicians stage sit-in protest demanding vote on gun laws after powerful speech.

A US congressman is leading a sit-in protest at the House of Congress after delivering a highly emotive speech, demanding "common sense gun control legislation" in America.

Democrat John Lewis began his speech in the House of Congress on Wednesday by asking all of his colleagues to join him on the House floor.

Following the shootings in Orlando in which 49 people were killed - the worst mass shooting in recent American history - the congressman from Georgia asked: "What would finally make Congress do what is right?"

He said they have "turned a deaf ears to the blood of the innocent, and the concern of our nation", before saying Congress "are blind to a crisis".

In appealing directly to the Speaker of the House, Lewis asked: "Where is the heart of this body? Where is the soul? Where is our moral leadership? Where is our courage?"

He added the time for talking is over, as the "American people are demanding action".

"We can no longer wait. We can no longer be patient. Now is the time to get in the way. The time to act is now. We will be silent no more. The time for silence is over," he said.

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