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Police hunt criminal as system fails

Posted by: 2UE | 12 December, 2012 - 8:04 AM
Dark days for Grafton as the local gaol is closed down

The state's prisons boss has admitted it's procedures failed, after a convicted criminal cut off his tracking anklet and evaded his strict parole. Stuart Bocking questions how Jason Robert Herbert even got parole.

It's believed the 45-year-old is on his way to Western Australia - to seek revenge against two police officers, he believes are behind his brother's death.

Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Sevrein has told Stuart Bocking the public should have been told sooner.

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Bill Shorten on overtime penalties

Tim & Tracey with Bill Shorten Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

People working over the festive season are being urged to make sure they're paid the proper penalty rates. Employees should visit the Fair Work Australia website to find out exactly what they will be owed.

Boozing up before heading out?

Drinkers loading up before hitting the nightclubs on weekends

It's been revealed a growing number of people are filling up on booze before going out - to avoid higher alcohol prices in pubs and clubs. John Stanley says the booze culture is a growing and concerning one.

Blog comments Your Say

  • This is not very reassuring is it. The wrong ones are living behind bars like dangerous criminals, locked in their own fortress homes. With the bars there to keep the criminals out, we are the ones now living like caged monkeys. Heads obviously need to roll and replace them with realistic, competent, diligent people, for a change!

    Alby Wednesday 12 December, 2012 - 11:54 AM

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