The pair began dating when they were both 16, the same age as Joanne Curtis when she began seeing Chris Dawson.
The pair began dating when they were both 16, the same age as Joanne Curtis when she began seeing Chris Dawson.

Chris Dawson pleads not guilty to murder of wife

THE former husband of Sydney woman Lynette Dawson has formally pleaded not guilty to her murder.

Chris Dawson, a former rugby league player and teacher, was charged in December over the disappearance of his then-wife Lynette on Sydney's northern beaches in 1982.

His lawyer Greg Walsh formally entered a not guilty plea at Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday.

The matter is due back before the same court on August 8.

Lynette Dawson's disappearance was the subject of the highly popular investigative podcast series The Teacher's Pet.



BUSHFIRE LATEST: Up to 25 homes in the region destroyed

BUSHFIRE LATEST: Up to 25 homes in the region destroyed

Severe fire danger 'from border to border' across New South Wales.

Woman allegedly bites cop while resisting arrest

premium_icon Woman allegedly bites cop while resisting arrest

Senior constable hospitalised while trying to make arrest

Property losses adding up as crews continue to battle blaze

premium_icon Property losses adding up as crews continue to battle blaze

The number of properties destroyed by the fierce infernos affecting northern NSW...