LABOR LEADER LUKE FOLEY CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO KEEP KILLER BEHIND BARS

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NSW Labor Leader Luke Foley has criticised the Berejiklian Government’s failure to deliver on its promised ‘No Body, No Parole’ laws on the eve of the release of Kathy Yeo, who was convicted over the murder of Christopher Dorrian in 1997.

Part of the victim’s body was found in the Cook’s River, but Yeo has refused to reveal the whereabouts of the remainder of his body.

The State Parole Authority has granted her release from today, despite her refusal to cooperate and despite a NSW Government promise to deliver the ‘No Body, No Parole’ law.

Mr Foley said Yeo’s release made a mockery of the government’s promise. The Berejiklian Government has effectively conned families into believing killers would never be released from gaol if they didn’t reveal the whereabouts of their victim’s body.

Mr Foley said it was scandalous that the Government was sitting on its hands on the issue and called on them to reverse their decision and keep Yeo behind bars.

Mr Foley was joined today by victim’s rights campaigners Peter Rolfe and Howard Brown, who both advocated for the family of Christopher Dorrian that Yeo should remain in gaol until she reveal the whereabouts of Mr Dorrian’s body.

Victim’s rights groups have been left devastated by the decision to grant Yeo parole and are rightly concerned that more killers will be afforded the same opportunity.

The Berejiklian Government promised to deliver the ‘No Body, No Parole’ laws to bring closure to victim’s families. Mr Foley said they failed to keep that promise.

Quotes attributable to NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley

“You cannot have a system which allows a convicted murderer to walk free while refusing to tell us what they did with the body.

“A Foley-Labor Government will strengthen the laws and put community safety first. It is an absolute no-brainer.

“I stand with victim’s families and advocates- that this decision to release a killer without us knowing where his remains are- is just plain wrong.”

Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for Police and Corrections Guy Zangari

“The Minister has failed to deliver on his promise to deliver the ‘No Body, No Parole’ law while families continue to be left devastated at not knowing where the remains of their loved ones are.

“The law’s called ‘No Body, No Parole’ for a reason and the Minister needs to toughen up and deliver on his promise to bring closure to victim’s families.”