“Sian’s Law” passes Parliament to keep child murderers behind bars for longer | 7NEWS

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Tough new laws passed State Parliament overnight to keep child murderers and serial killers behind bars for longer.

“Sian’s Law” will honour the life of Noosa schoolgirl, Sian Kingi, who was abducted and killed in 1987.

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