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Chris Dawson’s daughter delivers emotional address as her father awaits sentencing

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The man convicted of murdering his wife in 1982 has come face-to-face with his daughter in a Sydney court

A “conniving monster” is how a former school teacher has been described for murdering his wife in 1982.

Chris Dawson was found guilty of murdering Lynette Dawson, so he could have a relationship with one of his then high school students.

In a Sydney court, Lynette Dawson’s brother said it was a “brazen act” committed by a man who was intent on getting what he wanted at any cost.

Dawson also heard from Lynette’s sister, Patricia, and his own daughter Shanelle.

His daughter reportedly took a long pause before she told her father “you destroyed our sense of safety and belonging in this world”.

She explained how she had glimpses of that “nightmare night” when her mother disappeared.

She told the court about her PTSD diagnosis, and described the torture of not knowing what the fate of her mother was for decades.

“The torture of not knowing what happened, of what you did with her body – please tell us where she is. I hope you will finally admit the truth to yourself.”

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Dawson has repeatedly denied any involvement in his wife’s disappearance.

He claims Lynette packed her bags and left the family home, only to never be seen again.

The case has drawn worldwide attention because of The Teacher’s Pet podcast, where millions have tuned in from around the world.

Costa is a news producer at ticker NEWS. He has previously worked as a regional journalist at the Southern Highlands Express newspaper. He also has several years' experience in the fire and emergency services sector, where he has worked with researchers, policymakers and local communities. He has also worked at the Seven Network during their Olympic Games coverage and in the ABC Melbourne newsroom. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Professional), with expertise in journalism, politics and international relations. His other interests include colonial legacies in the Pacific, counter-terrorism, aviation and travel.

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TikTok implements stricter guidelines on weight-loss drug promotion

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TikTok is tightening its regulations on influencers who promote weight-loss drugs like Ozempic.

With over 170 million users in the US, the app aims to prevent the spread of potentially harmful content related to rapid weight loss.

Starting in May, TikTok will prohibit influencers from posting “before-and-after” photos and restrict minors from accessing weight-loss content deemed risky. The crackdown extends to any content promoting drastic weight loss methods, aiming to combat the promotion of unrealistic body standards.

However, some influencers, like Dave Knapp and Kim Carlos, criticise the move, arguing it discriminates against those with health conditions. Others fear losing their income as TikTok takes down their content, prompting concerns about the platform’s future amid potential US bans.

As TikTok enforces stricter guidelines, influencers may seek alternative platforms to share weight-loss content. Despite the popularity of drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy, the crackdown reflects growing concerns about the impact of such promotions on user health.

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Game on with indie devs celebrated by Nintendo

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Nintendo Switch fans rejoice! The recent Indie World Showcase unveiled 17 new titles coming in 2024.

Including in the rundown is the adorable “Little Kitty, Big City” and explosive platformer “Anton Blast.” In other news, “Stellar Blade” confirms an uncensored release on PlayStation 5, Fallout’s TV adaptation gears up for Season 2, and Keanu Reeves joins the cast of Sonic 3 as Shadow. New releases this week include “Tales of Kenzera: Zau” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants,” while “Fallout 4” gets a next-gen update. With “Stellar Blade” topping the list, gamers have plenty to look forward to in the coming weeks.

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What are the major takeaways from day one of Trump’s trial?

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The first day of Donald Trump’s criminal hush money trial that the former president broke the law and corrupted the 2016 election, while his defence lawyer said he committed no crime.

On this episode of Ticker Today – Former President Donald Trump’s hush money trial is officially underway, President Joe Biden makes cannibal claims, TikTok US ban enters the next phase and Gen Z’s are dropping degrees and picking up tools to become blue-collar workers.

Ticker’s Ahron Young and Veronica Dudo discuss.

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