NSW LABOR SUPPORTS FAYE LEVESON’S PUSH FOR $1 MILLION DOLLAR REWARD TO SOLVE COLD CASES

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NSW Labor leader Luke Foley has supported the call of the mother of murder victim, Matthew Leveson, for a $1 million reward to help solve cold cases. 

Faye Leveson has told the NSW Coroner’s Court today that a $1 million dollar reward should be automatic, so families “won’t have to beg for help.”

The family was forced to endure not knowing what happened to their 20 year old son for almost a decade, until his remains were found in the Royal National Park earlier this year.

Mr Foley said the Government should support Mrs Leveson’s call.

Labor has previously announced a policy that the maximum reward should be increased to $1 million for information leading to an offender being charged and convicted in cases facing a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

Quotes attributable to NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley

“It’s up to all of us to support families like the Levesons’ who shouldn’t be made to beg for help in finding out what happened to their loved ones, the NSW Government must offer further incentives to help bring them peace.

“Homicide squad detectives do a great job but in many cases they need that last bit of information to make an arrest and charge the perpetrator.

“We should be doing all we can to give the police the tools they need to close cold cases and bring justice to those families.”