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Ben Fordham calls for killer’s name to be released

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The Ben Fordham Show is campaigning to allow childhood offenders to be named once they reach adulthood.

Currently, a suppression order can be granted to conceal the name of a person who has committed a crime as a juvenile, even once they reach the age of 18.

In 2005, Tania Burgess died in her parents’ arms after she was stabbed on the Central Coast as she was walking home from her bus stop.

Her killer, who can only be identified as DL, is now eligible for parole at the age of 29.

Tania’s parents have started a petition to name their daughter’s killer with more than 100,000 signatures.

Ben Fordham says, “I am committed to helping Mandy and Chris and I’m calling for the law to change.”

Prominent Criminal Barrister Peter Lavac tells Ben the public has the right to know “that a killer once again walks among them”

“The authorities have a duty of care to continue to protect the public and members of the community and the best way to ensure that protection is to release his identity.

“The rights of the public must take precedence over the rights of a killer.”

Click PLAY below to hear the full interview

You can sign the petition HERE

To join Ben Fordham in making a submission to the Open Justice Review click HERE

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