Australian True Crime

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Amy D
 Oct 2, 2021
Really interesting stories and guests. Great Australian content. Love this podcast.

Amy
 Jul 25, 2021
Great podcast! Australian content, interviews get to the point. Interesting stories.

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 Mar 20, 2021
Great listening👌🏻thanks

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 Apr 10, 2020

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 Mar 21, 2020
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Description

Think nothing ever happens in your town? Australia's suburbs are home to some of the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases in the world.Meshel Laurie is a true crime obsessive. Emily Webb is a true crime author. And together with expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they probe the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.


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For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime

Episode Date
The Particular PTSD of the Country Town Beat
35:55

Roger Eichler is a former country copper who served in NSW police from the 1990's. Like so many others, too many others, Roger eventually left the service on a medical discharge with debilitating PTSD. Roger Eichler has written a book on his experience as a country copper, it's called "The Price Of Protecting Others", and he joins us today to talk about it.


You can buy Roger's book here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-price-of-protecting-others-roger-eichler/book/9780228863038.html


For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrime


CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guest: Roger Eichler

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

GET IN TOUCH:


Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATC

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Aug 07, 2022
My Brother The Family Violence Victim
50:18

As Jeffrey Lindsell’s family and friends gathered around his hospital bed in the days after his house caught on fire, attention turned to his volatile on-off relationship with Amanda Zukowski. It seemed as though Jeffrey had been living in an abusive relationship and had been a victim of coercive control and intimate partner violence. They realised that although he’d been increasingly withdrawn during the two year relationship and was particularly reluctant to talk about her, he’d shared different things with each of them at different times, and when they put it all together a very disturbing picture emerged.


Homicide Victims' Support Group: https://www.hvsgnsw.org.au/


CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guest: Corinne Lindsell

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

GET IN TOUCH:


Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATC

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Jul 31, 2022
The 1998 Silk-Miller police murders: Jason Roberts found not guilty
36:09

Jason Roberts, 41 years old, was recently freed for the first time in twenty two years by the Supreme Court of Victoria. He was seventeen years old when two police officers, Sergeant Gary Silk and Senior Constable Rodney Miller were shot and murdered on Cochranes Road, Moorabbin, Victoria. Roberts was one of two who were convicted of the murders all those years ago. It's a very infamous case in Australia, and a very complicated one. We are joined today by Adam Cooper, journalist at The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, who is here to help us break down the jury's acquittal of Jason Roberts.


CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guest: Adam Cooper

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

GET IN TOUCH:


Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATC

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Jul 24, 2022
A “low-flying” barrister’s life and times working in the Magistrates’ Court
43:24

The Magistrates’ Court is the workhorse of the legal system, hearing both criminal and civil matters.  Magistrates’ Courts around Australia hear the vast majority of sentenced court cases - more than 90 per cent in fact.

Michael Challinger is a criminal barrister based in Melbourne and has been working in Victorian courts since 1975 – representing clients,  mostly in the Victorian Magistrates’ Court and Children’s Court. Michael’s  written a book called Mostly Guilty – which is funny….a little politically incorrect at times…and it’s about his career working in this first rung of the court system.  He dubs himself a “low-flying barrister” but as you’ll hear, the work he and his colleagues do every day is really important and, to be honest, probably undervalued.


CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guest:  Michael Challinger, author of Mostly Guilty: A low-flying barrister’s working life. If you find yourself in need of a Barrister in Victoria, you can find Michael here: https://www.vicbar.com.au/profile/6405

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline  on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

GET IN TOUCH:


Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATC

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Jul 17, 2022
Coroner Leveaaque Peterson on giving a voice for the dead
40:20

We've spoken a great deal on this show over the years about the work of our state coroners, and today we finally got to meet one. Leveaaque Peterson was appointed a coroner by the Victorian state government in February 2020, and throughout her career in the legal system has chosen to take on some big and uncomfortable challenges. We'll find out why she finds that kind of law interesting, and also, what being a coroner actually entails.


CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guests:  Coroner Leveaaque Peterson

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/


If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

GET IN TOUCH: 


Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/


Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATC

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Jul 10, 2022
Should sex offenders keep their super?
49:30

Many offenders who remain incarcerated can use their superannuation upon release to return to their lives luxuriating in their super, whilst their survivors generally are unemployed due to the longstanding impact these horrendous crimes have had on them. Our guests today, Andrew Carpenter and Adam Washbourne, are some of the front runners calling on the government to reform the Bankruptcy Act, so that child sex offenders’ superannuation can be used to help victim-survivors rebuild their lives.


Sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/strip-paedophiles-of-their-superannuation-and-give-it-to-survivors-of-child-sexual-abuse

Learn more about Fighters Against Child Abuse Australia here: https://www.facaaus.org/


CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guests:  Andrew Carpenter and Adam Washbourne

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/


If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Jul 03, 2022
No one is a monster: what a clinical psychologist thinks we should know about violence
48:40

Dr Ahona Guha is a Melbourne-based Forensic and Clinical Psychologist.

 

Ahona works at pointy end of mental health and treatment - with people who have clinical presentations of harmful behaviours, trauma histories, and those who have offended against others - sexual offences (including against children) violence, stalking, arson…

 

Dr Ahona Guha, DPsych works in the field of forensic psychology to understand offending behaviours such as stalking, sex offending and intimate partner violence with the intention of assessing risk and providing psychological treatment to people who offend; thus contributing to community safety and the protection of victims. She believes it is important to understand and discuss these behaviours to ensure that people receive the treatment they need to stop offending. She also works with victims of trauma to support them with managing post-traumatic responses. She writes widely for the media on matters related to mental health, health, social justice, and equity, and her work has appeared in The Age, The Guardian, SBS, and ABC. She has a book on complex trauma, and the perpetration of harm forthcoming in 2023. All views are her own.

 

See: https://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/books/reclaim-9781922585684

 

CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guest:  Dr Ahona Guha. You can find Ahona on Instagram @drahonaguha and read some of her articles at Psychology Today and ABC Everyday - Google her. She’s written a lot of useful things.

Ahona has written a book on Trauma that will be released in early 2023 by Scribe Publications.

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/


If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Jun 26, 2022
Forced adoptions in Australia, could it happen again?
50:58

Australia in the mid twentieth century has a dark history of forced adoption. Women who did not fit the moral expectations of the time (usually those who were young and unmarried) had their children taken from them at birth, often with little to no information left behind for them to be reunited.

Our guest today, Lily Arthur, is one story of many, and it is an absolutely heartbreaking one. It is also a story of determination and grit, and the long fight Lily went through to seek justice for what happened to her and many others.


Links:

Lilyarthur.com

Lily's book: Dirty Laundry: The Crimes A Country Tried To Hide: https://www.booktopia.com.au/dirty-laundry-lily-arthur/book/9781922532787.html

QLD Judgement can be found here: https://www.queenslandjudgments.com.au/caselaw/qsc/2004/456

Origins SPSA (Supporting people separated by adoption): https://www.originsnsw.com/


CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guest:  Lily Arthur

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/


If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Jun 19, 2022
The most unlikely drug runners you’ve probably never heard of - Short Cut
18:44

The bullet point version of today's episode of Australian True Crime.


There’s stories that get under the skin of people, especially journalists. And this story you’re going to hear about is unbelievable. And most of us have probably never heard about it. Enter author Sandi Logan, a former journalist and diplomat who followed the case of two older American women Vera 'Toddie' Hays and Florice 'Beezie' Bessire - who were arrested in Australia in the 1970s for having almost 2 TONNES of hashish concealed in a camper van. He’s written a book called Betrayed: The incredible untold inside story of the two most unlikely drug-running grannies in Australian history that is the definitive story of this case.


CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guest:  Sandi Logan, author of Betrayed: The incredible untold inside story of the two most unlikely drug-running grannies in Australian history published by Hachette

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/


If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.


 

 

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Jun 12, 2022
The most unlikely drug runners you’ve probably never heard of
42:00

There’s stories that get under the skin of people, especially journalists. And this story you’re going to hear about is unbelievable. And most of us have probably never heard about it. Enter author Sandi Logan, a former journalist and diplomat who followed the case of two older American women Vera 'Toddie' Hays and Florice 'Beezie' Bessire - who were arrested in Australia in the 1970s for having almost 2 TONNES of hashish concealed in a camper van. He’s written a book called Betrayed: The incredible untold inside story of the two most unlikely drug-running grannies in Australian history that is the definitive story of this case.

CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guest:  Sandi Logan, author of Betrayed: The incredible untold inside story of the two most unlikely drug-running grannies in Australian history published by Hachette

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/


If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.


Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Jun 12, 2022
Queensland's Crooked Kings
52:25

Matthew Condon is an Australian author and journalist who has published multiple books on the history of corruption in the Queensland police force and state government. Our conversation today covers the events that led up to, and following, the Fitzgerald enquiry, which lead to custodial sentences for three former senior QLD ministers, and for the police commissioner, Terry Lewis. Joh Bjelke-Petersen, the longest running QLD premiere, was also sacked and tried for perjury.

Matthew Condon is as fascinated today as he's ever been by Queensland's history of corruption, which really is the kind of thing you would think is over the top if it were in a movie, but it's all very, very true...


Matthew's books on Queensland corruption, collectively known as the Three Crooked Kings trilogy, can be viewed below:

Jacks and Jokers

Three Crooked Kings

All Fall Down


Matthew has a new podcast titled Dig: Sirens Are Coming, and he is also currently assisting on Hedley Thomas' new podcast The Teacher's Trial.


CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guest: Matthew Condon

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

Additional audio taken from the Four Corners report, the "The Moonlight State".

Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/


If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Jun 05, 2022
The murder of Tiahleigh Palmer with Courier-Mail Crime and Courts Editor Kate Kyriacou
43:20

A lot of us will remember  the haunting photo of beautiful 12-year-old Tiahleigh Palmer, who was murdered in 2015. However the path to the dark truth of what happened to Tiahleigh was long and shocking and not resolved until several years later.

Tiahleigh was living in foster care in Logan, Queensland with Rick and Julene Thorburn and their sons Trent and Joshua.

Kate Kyriacou, the Courier-Mail newspaper’s Crime and Courts Editor, has reported extensively on Tiahleigh’s death and the tragic full story that emerged. Kate became close with Tiahleigh’s mum Cindy Palmer, who waged her own social media efforts to find her daughter in the days after she disappeared. 


CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guest:  Kate Kyriacou, Courier-Mail Crime & Courts Reporter and author of the book The Sting The Undercover Operation That Caught Daniel Morcombe's Killer.

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline  on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

May 29, 2022
Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in prison - Louise Lynch
55:01

A NOTE FOR LISTENERS – This episode discusses the issue of deaths in custody of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 

Gamilaraay woman, Louise Lynch is the manager of Corrective Services NSW’s Aboriginal Strategy and Policy Unit. Louise first came to work in NSW prisons as a teacher more than 25 years ago and she’s dedicated her career to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in prison and, among many important initiatives, improving and embedding culturally appropriate training for staff in corrective services.

 

Louise tells us about the complexities of the justice system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and how, and why, it looks very different for men and women.

 

Find out more about the work and employment opportunities in Corrective Services NSW here: https://correctiveservices.dcj.nsw.gov.au/ or at the service in your state.


CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guest:  Louise Lynch, Manager Aboriginal strategy and policy unit Corrective Services NSW 

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline  on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

Thanks for listening, we’ll be back next week.

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

May 22, 2022
Cindy Gambino's passing with Megan Norris
24:13

Megan Norris spent several years with Cindy Gambino in the wake of the murders of her three sons by their father, her ex-husband Robert Farquharson on Father’s Day 2005. They were working together on a book called ‘On father’s Day’.

 

They remained close and Megan joins Emily Webb to reflect on Cindy’s tragic death and the ultimate form of family violence.

 

You can pre order Megan Norris's upcoming book 'Messiah's Bride' here.


CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guest:  Megan Norris

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

Archival audio used in this episode is from Channel 10 News

 

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

Thanks for listening, we’ll be back next week.

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.


Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

May 15, 2022
Vale Cindy Gambino - On Father's Day
52:14

 

It’s 17 years since Cindy Gambino’s ex-husband Robert Farquharson murdered their three sons, ten-year-old Jai, seven-year old Tyler and three-year old Bailey by deliberately driving his car into a dam on the side of the Princes highway, near Winchelsea, West of Geelong on father’s day in 2005.

 

Cindy Gambino died last week as the result of a medical emergency at her home in country Victoria. She was just 50 years old.

 

Journalist and author Megan Norris developed a close relationship with Cindy in the years after the boys’ deaths as they worked on a book together. The book is called On Father’s Day, and Megan was one of our first guests on Australian True Crime back in 2017. She joined us to talk about the extraordinary experience of writing that book.


You can pre order Megan Norris's upcoming book 'Messiah's Bride' here.


CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guest:  Megan Norris

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

Archival audio used in this episode is from Channel 10 News

 

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

Thanks for listening, we’ll be back next week.

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.


Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

May 15, 2022
The 1960 Crime That Shocked Then-Innocent Australia
33:20

Best-selling biographer and history author Peter FitzSimons has turned his attention to detailing the history of the Sydney Opera House - drama, scandals and even crimes. For this episode of Australian True Crime, Emily speaks to Peter about a crime linked with the Opera House and how it shocked the nation - the kidnapping and killing of Bondi schoolboy Graeme Thorne in 1960.

Peter’s book The Opera House is published by Hachette Australia.


CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guest:  Peter FitzSimons

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

Archival audio used in this episode  is from https://www.nfsa.gov.au/

 

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline  on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

Thanks for listening, we’ll be back next week.

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.



Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

May 08, 2022
An Absolute Bastard
29:34

Lindy Cameron,  journalist, award-winning author and publisher joins Meshel and Emily to talk about about Danny Deacon, who murdered his former partner Carlie Sinclair in Darwin.

 

Lindy’s co-written a book with her sister Fin J Ross called Toxic: Cold-blooded Australian murders full of Aussie cases of men, including Deacon (in a chapter called “An Absolute Bastard”)  and women who kill. 

 

Toxic: Cold-blooded Australian murders full of Aussie cases of men and women who kill

https://www.booktopia.com.au/toxic-lindy-cameron/book/9780655218968.html

NEXT WEEK 

Australia’s favourite history author Peter Fitzsimons tells us about the Sydney Opera House’s sinister side and the crime that shocked the nation.

CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guest: Guest name Lindy Cameron  

Lindy is the publisher of Clan Destine Press 

 

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline  on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

Thanks for listening, we’ll be back next week.

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.



Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

May 01, 2022
Women of Corrections - The Governor Faith Slatcher
41:01

Faith Slatcher is the Governor of Goulburn Correctional Complex in New South Wales but you’ll probably be more familiar with the part of this prison known as the Goulburn Supermax which manages high risk inmates including Australia’s “Pablo Escobar” Mostafa Baluch and Bassam Hamzy, boss of the violent crime gang Brothers 4 life. There’s also the never to be released inmates there like Malcolm George Baker who murdered seven people on NSW’s central coast in a spree killing in 1992 and Lindsay Robert Rose, killer of five people over a decade from 1984 to 1994.

 

So, does a corrections officer, particularly one so high up in the ranks as Faith, have to be as tough as the people she’s responsible for?

 

If listening to this episode has got you thinking about a career in corrections you can go to the Corrective Services NSW website or the corrections department in your state.

 

You might want to go back and listen to some of our previous episodes about life in prisons. 

 

The Killing Fields: Inside Australia’s most evil prison

 

Prison Officer in Danger 

 

Birds Eye View 

 

Pentridge Confidential 

 

Mr Ordinary Goes to Jail 

 

Inside Australia’s Hardest Women’s Jails 

 

Self-mutilator Gary David 

 

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline  on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

Thanks for listening, we’ll be back next week.

 

CREDITS:

 

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here  

 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here 

 

Guests: Faith Slatcher, Governor, Goulburn Correctional Complex

 

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

 

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram & Facebook @australiantruecrimepodcast

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Apr 24, 2022
Women of Corrections - The “Screw” - Angela Feeney
26:36

For this episode we meet Angela Feeney, a Corrections officer in NSW who's been in the job for 27 years. Angela has worked a lot with women inmates – it’s something she tells us she swore she’d never do.

 

Angela sheds light on life inside prison including the circumstances she’s seen on the job that break her heart and she also gives her honest opinion on how Meshel and Emily would go if they went to jail.

 

If listening to this episode has got you thinking about a career in corrections you can go to the Corrective Services NSW website or the corrections department in your state.

 

We spoke to Angela’s colleague Faith Slatcher, the Governor of Goulburn Correctional Complex in New South Wales which includes Goulburn Supermax - the highest security prison in Australia. LISTEN HERE

 

You might want to go back and listen to some of our previous episodes about life in prisons. 

 

The Killing Fields: Inside Australia’s most evil prison

 

Prison Officer in Danger 

 

Birds Eye View 

 

Pentridge Confidential 

 

Mr Ordinary Goes to Jail 

 

Inside Australia’s Hardest Women’s Jails 

 

Self-mutilator Gary David 

 

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

Thanks for listening, we’ll be back next week.

 

CREDITS:

 

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here  

 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here 

 

Guests: Angela Feeney, Senior Corrections Officer, Corrective Services NSW

 

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

 

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram & Facebook @australiantruecrimepodcast

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Apr 24, 2022
Re-Issue: The Jaidyn Leskie Murder
46:02

RE-ISSUE: EPISODE #165.


The murder of 14-month-old Jaidyn Leskie is officially unsolved. Journalist and author Michael Gleeson explains the prosecution’s theory as to how he died and the many distractions that prevented his killer seeing justice.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 165:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Michael Gleeson from The Age and Sydney Morning Herald

Listen to Childers

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram or Twitter

Support us on Patreon

Visit our Bookshop

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Apr 19, 2022
Rowland Legg on the Bega School Girls and Jaidyn Leskie
55:55

In 1997, fourteen month old Jaidyn Leskie was left by his young mum Bilynda Williams, with her boyfriend Greg Domaszewicz while she went for a rare night out. She never saw her child again. That same year, two families awoke to discover their teenage daughters were missing after a routine camp out with their friends. They were by then, miles away, having been abducted by two troubled young men with no boundaries, and nothing to lose. The responsibility of finding justice for the families of all three, fell ultimately to Rowland Legg and his team of detectives.


You can find Australian Story's two part piece on Prue Bird here and here

You can read Caroline Overington's piece on the Bega School Girls here

 

If you have a true crime story, we’d love to hear it. You can send us a message on Facebook or Instagram or email us at hello@australiantruecrimepodcast.com

 

If you are in immediate danger in Australia, call 000.

 

There is help if you are experiencing family violence or

coercive control. You can call 1800 RESPECT 24/7

on 1800 737 732, or visit their

website here.

 

You can also call Lifeline

24/7 on 13 11 14.

 

CREDITS:

 

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here

 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.

 

Guest: Rowland Legg

 

Producer/Editor: Meshel Laurie & Matthew Tankard

 

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

 


Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your

story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Apr 19, 2022
The Romance Myth with Alain de Botton
40:47

What does romance have to do with true crime? Anyone who's fallen prey to coercive control, stalking, cat-fishing or domestic violence will know that the fantasies we're taught about romance can be very damaging when it comes to resisting overbearing partners and recognising red flags.

British philosopher and author Alain de Botton wrote the seminal book on the topic in 2016. It's called 'The Course of Love' and Meshel interviewed him way back then about the surprisingly inorganic and unrealistic origins of romance.

Surprise! It's yet another convention we've invented ourselves that's impossible to live up to and leads to lots of heartache.


Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



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For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Apr 05, 2022
Your 14yo daughter shouldn't have a 19yo boyfriend. This is why.
59:45

Ashleigh Rae is confident, smart, witty and really charming company. All of that is a testament to her powerful survival spirit because she was taken advantage of at a very vulnerable time in her life. For those of us who have young girls in our care, what Ashleigh Rae has to say is invaluable.

 

If you have a true crime story, we’d love to hear it. You can send us a message on Facebook or Instagram or email us at hello@australiantruecrimepodcast.com


See us at the Yarraville Club on April 8 with Narelle Fraser. Book tickets here.

 

If you are in immediate danger in Australia, call 000.

 

There is help if you are experiencing family violence or

coercive control. You can call 1800 RESPECT 24/7

on 1800 737 732, or visit their

website here.

 

You can also call Lifeline

24/7 on 13 11 14.

 

CREDITS:

 

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here

 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.

 

Guest: Kay

 

Producer/Editor: Meshel Laurie

 

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

 


Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your

story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Apr 03, 2022
A Stranger's Face in the Bathroom Mirror
47:28

Kay stepped out of her shower and into a nightmare that changed the way she lived her life forever. A brilliant storyteller, she also lets us in on the extraordinary unprofessionalism of the men who were assigned to assist her.

 

If you have a true crime story, we’d love to hear it. You can send us a message on Facebook or Instagram or email us at hello@australiantruecrimepodcast.com


See us at the Yarraville Club on April 8 with Narelle Fraser. Book tickets here.

 

If you are in immediate danger in Australia, call 000.

 

There is help if you are experiencing family violence or

coercive control. You can call 1800 RESPECT 24/7

on 1800 737 732, or visit their

website here.

 

You can also call Lifeline

24/7 on 13 11 14.

 

CREDITS:

 

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here

 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.

 

Guest: Kay

 

Producer/Editor: Meshel Laurie

 

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

 


Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your

story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Mar 28, 2022
You Might've Been Strangled
49:57

Did you know a strangulation episode during a violent attack can kill months later? Even if it leaves no visible marks? Many victims don't even realise they've been strangled. Betty Taylor is the CEO of the Red Rose foundation in Brisbane that works to address the high number of domestic violence related deaths and suicides in the community. One of their main areas of focus is educating the community and first responders about non-fatal strangulation.


You can learn more about the work of the Red Rose Foundation, and donate here.


We'll be discussing male victims of domestic violence with Narelle Fraser at our live event at the Yarraville Club on April 8. You can book tickets here.


If you are in immediate danger in Australia, call 000.


There is help if you are experiencing family violence or coercive control. You can call 1800 RESPECT 24/7 on 1800 737 732, or visit their website here.


You can also call Lifeline 24/7 on 13 11 14.


CREDITS:

 

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here

 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.


Guest: Betty Taylor

 

Producer/Editor: Meshel Laurie

 

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast

 

Email the show at hello@australiantruecrimepodcast.com

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Mar 21, 2022
Narelle Fraser - Surprise!
1:04:11

Narelle Fraser – Surprise!

So many of you have asked to hear Narelle again so here she is. You may remember I promised another episode with Rowland Legg this week and I haven’t forgotten but here’s the thing, due to unforeseen circumstance, Rowland can’t make our live show at the Yarraville club on April 8, so our old friend Narelle Fraser has agreed to step in for that one too.

You can get your tickets here.

 

That’s right, you can see Narelle, live on stage with Emily and I at the Yarraville club, you can ask her questions while she’s onstage and if you’re lucky, you might even get to take a selfie with her.

To celebrate, we bring you an episode of Narelle’s own podcast, ‘The Narelle Fraser Interviews’, featuring former detective Tim Peck. It’s always a treat to hear two detectives chatting and this conversation is very special. It does deal with severe mental health issues and suicide, so please be aware of that before you begin.

 

You can subscribe to The Narelle Fraser Interviews here.

 

If you are in immediate danger in Australia, call 000.


There is help if you are experiencing family violence or coercive control. You can call 1800 RESPECT 24/7 on 1800 737 732, or visit their website here.


You can also call Lifeline 24/7 on 13 11 14.


CREDITS:

 

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here

 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.

 

Guest Host: Narelle Fraser


Guest: Tim Peck

 

Producer/Editor: Meshel Laurie

 

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast

 

Email the show at hello@australiantruecrimepodcast.com

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Mar 15, 2022
Legendary Homicide Detective Rowland Legg
49:31

Rowland Legg was the lead homicide investigator on some of Australia's most notorious crimes including the murders of Jason Moran and his bodyguard Pasquale Barbaro at a suburban children's football game at the height of the Melbourne gang war in 2003, and the shocking murder of Mercina Helvagis as she tended her grandmother's grave at Fawkner Cemetery by serial killer Peter Dupas in 1997. He joins us as a guest on this week's podcast and he will join us live on stage at the Yarraville Club on April 8. Thanks to the easing of restrictions we've been able to release extra tickets to that event. You can book them here.


Next Week: Legendary Part 2 with retired homicide detective Rowland Legg discussing investigating the murders of the Bega School Girls and Jayden Leskie.


If you are in immediate danger in Australia, call 000.


There is help if you are experiencing family violence or coercive control. You can call 1800 RESPECT 24/7 on 1800 737 732, or visit their website here.


You can also call Lifeline 24/7 on 13 11 14.


CREDITS:

 

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here

 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.

 

Guest: Rowland Legg

 

Producer/Editor: Lachie Flannigan

 

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast

 

Email the show at hello@australiantruecrimepodcast.com

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Mar 06, 2022
My Child is a Notorious Killer - Short Cut
15:33

The bullet point version of this week's episode of Australian True Crime.

Two extended families continue to pay a heavy price for turning a blind eye to the disfunction in one household. A mother joins us to talk about the lead up to her child becoming a killer, and the aftermath so many people must live with for the rest of their lives.


If you are in immediate danger in Australia, call 000.


There is help if you are experiencing family violence or coercive control. You can call 1800 RESPECT 24/7 on 1800 737 732, or visit their website here.


You can also call Lifeline 24/7 on 13 11 14.

 

Next Week: Legendary retired homicide detective Rowland Legg joins us to talk about some of Australia's most notorious killers, men he captured but not always saw convicted. Rowland will be live on stage with us in Melbourne on April 8 and thanks to the easing of restrictions we've been able to release extra tickets to that event. You can book them here.


CREDITS:

 

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here

 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.

 

Guest: Anon

 

Producer/Editor: Lachie Flannigan

 

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast

 

Email the show at hello@australiantruecrimepodcast.com

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

Feb 27, 2022
My Child is a Notorious Killer.
59:49

Two extended families continue to pay a heavy price for turning a blind eye to the disfunction in one household. A mother joins us to talk about the lead up to her child becoming a killer, and the aftermath so many people must live with for the rest of their lives.


If you are in immediate danger in Australia, call 000.


There is help if you are experiencing family violence or coercive control. You can call 1800 RESPECT 24/7 on 1800 737 732, or visit their website here.


You can also call Lifeline 24/7 on 13 11 14.

 

Next Week: Legendary retired homicide detective Rowland Legg joins us to talk about some of Australia's most notorious killers, men he captured but not always saw convicted. Rowland will be live on stage with us in Melbourne on April 8 and thanks to the easing of restrictions we've been able to release extra tickets to that event. You can book them here.


CREDITS:

 

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here

 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.

 

Guest: Anon

 

Producer/Editor: Lachie Flannigan

 

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast

 

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Feb 27, 2022
Always Fighting: Criminal Defence Lawyer Bernie “The Attorney” Balmer
50:33

Melbourne criminal defence lawyer Bernie Balmer has represented some of Victoria’s most notorious identities like gangland matriarch Judy Moran, Mick Gatto and Mark “Chopper Read”, AFL and NRL players, past and present, and people you’ve probably never heard of, like the woman who stabbed to death the child she gave birth to, on an access visit, with the adoptive parents nearby.

 

He and his team are also known for representing some of the most vulnerable people, including children, who enter the court system each day.

 

Bernie is quite literally, a fighter - he was a boxer and has been involved in the sport, in and out of the ring, since 1966. Bernie, a country boy, even has an Australian University Heavyweight title. He boxed, nightclub-bounced and grafted his way through a law degree at Melbourne University. 

 

On March 27, 1986 Bernie, then a young solicitor, was, fatefully, at the site of the Russell Street bombing just as the bomb detonated. He tended to young police constable Angela Taylor, who was fatally injured by the blast, dying in hospital weeks later. Bernie carried Angela away from the burning wreckage, comforting her until medical help arrived. The sights, sounds and smells that day have stayed with Bernie all these years - a dropped plate in a kitchen or the sound of a car backfiring will take him right back to the trauma.

 

Bernie and his law firm Balmer and Associates ( his lawyer daughter Anna works in the family business too), are known for their sense of social justice and he’s one of the highest profile, and respected lawyers in Victoria.

 

He’s the man you’d want to call if you find yourself in need of a lawyer.

 

 

 

CREDITS:

 

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here

 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.

 

Guest: Bernie Balmer

 

Producer/Editor: Lachie Flannigan

 

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

 

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Feb 22, 2022
Re-Issue: The Day They Blew Up The Police Station - The Russell Street Bombing
36:15

RE-ISSUE: EPISODE #98.


Retired Victoria Police Chief Inspector Rob Bailey has seen a lot over the course of his career. Among many other things, he was part of the legendary Victorian armed robbery squad in its heyday, and he was an eyewitness to what remains the most audacious attack ever carried out by the criminal underworld against Australian law enforcement, the bombing of Police Headquarters in Melbourne’s Russell Street.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


CREDITS:

 

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here and get her free monthly newsletter here.

 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.

 

Guest: Rob Bailey

 

Producer/Editor: Lachie Flannigan

 

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

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Feb 20, 2022
Re-Issue: Amazing Tales from Special Ops with Doug O'Loughlin and Heath O'Loughlin
41:07

RE-ISSUE: EPISODE #16.


Doug O'Loughlin was a founding member of the Victorian Special Operations Group. His job was to deal with sieges, hostage situations, terrorist attacks and everything in between. Doug's son Heath has written a book about it and they both join us for a chat.



CREDITS:

 

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here and get her free monthly newsletter here.

 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.

 

Guest: Rob Bailey

 

Producer/Editor: Lachie Flannigan

 

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast

 

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Feb 20, 2022
The Detective’s Story: Damian Loone on the Disappearance of Cheryl Grimmer
33:42

Some of you may recognise the name and voice of this episode’s guest, It’s retired NSW Police Detective Sergeant Damian Loone who featured on Hedley Thomas’s extraordinary podcast The Teacher’s Pet. Damian investigated the 1982 disappearance of Sydney mum Lynnette Dawson for years, bringing the case to two coronial inquests. Lynette’s former husband Chris Dawson was charged with her murder in 2018 and is awaiting trial.


Damian features again in another major podcast that’s gripped listeners' attention worldwide. It’s the excellent BBC Sounds multi-episode podcast Fairy Meadow about 3-year-old Cheryl Grimmer’s haunting disappearance from Fairy Meadow Beach in Wollongong in 1970.


Damian and Detective Frank Sanvitale, were the detectives tasked with having another look at Cheryl’s disappearance. The case had basically gone nowhere for more than 45 years until the file was passed to them.


The NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman can give the Grimmer family their day in court. You can contact him here.


If you'd like to go one step further to assist the Grimmer family, you can also sign this petition - addressed to Attorney General Speakman - to help in the fight to find justice for Cheryl.


The BBC Sounds podcast Fairy Meadow, hosted by Jon Kay, can be found here.


There is a $1 Million dollar reward from NSW Police for information about Cheryl’s abduction and murder.


NEXT WEEK


Terror Knocks in FNQ - A young man is woken in the dead of night by a terrfied woman at his door. He barricades the two of them inside against the men from whom she’s fleeing, none of whom he knows, and frantically calls police for help. Before help arrives, he’s forced to defend himself and the 000 operator listens helplessly as the men outside lose patience and invade his home. What follows is a tragedy.


Author Robyn Bowles sheds light on how this bizarre night really unfolded.


CREDITS:


Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here and get her free monthly newsletter here.


Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.


Guest: Damian Loone


Producer/Editor: Lachie Flannigan


Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks


GET IN TOUCH:


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Feb 08, 2022
The Detective’s Story: Frank Sanvitale on the Disappearance of Cheryl Grimmer
48:37

The disappearance of 3-year-old Cheryl Grimmer in 1970 has gripped listeners around the world due to the extraordinary BBC Sounds Podcast Fairy Meadow and our guest for this episode Frank Sanvitale is a big part of that podcast.


Now retired from the New South Wales Police, Frank has moved the wheels of justice further for Cheryl’s shattered family more than had ever been done in the more than 50 years since her disappearance.


Frank, was teamed up in 2016 with Detective Sergeant Damian Loone and the pair set about looking into this long cold case, combing over boxes of stored evidence.


It was a confession made in 1971 by a then 17-year-old that was found in one of these dusty boxes and set in motion events that would see that person, who we can only identify as Mercury, charged with Cheryl’s murder in 2017.


But tragically, the case against mercury fell apart because the trial judge applied a retrospective law on the confession and would not allow it as evidence.


The collapse of the case against Mercury was the breaking point for Frank who left the police soon after.


The NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman can give the Grimmer family their day in court. You can contact him here.


You can also sign this petition - addressed to Attorney General Speakman - to help in the fight to find justice for Cheryl.


The BBC Sounds podcast Fairy Meadow, hosted by Jon Kay, can be found here.


There is a $1 Million dollar reward from NSW Police for information about Cheryl’s abduction and murder.


NEXT WEEK


Terror Knocks in FNQ - A young man is woken in the dead of night by a terrfied woman at his door. He barricades the two of them inside against the men from whom she’s fleeing, none of whom he knows, and frantically calls police for help. Before help arrives, he’s forced to defend himself and the 000 operator listens helplessly as the men outside lose patience and invade his home. What follows is a tragedy.


Author Robyn Bowles sheds light on how this bizarre night really unfolded.


CREDITS:


Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here and get her free monthly newsletter here.


Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.


Guest: Frank Sanvitale


Producer/Editor: Lachie Flannigan


Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks


GET IN TOUCH:


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Feb 08, 2022
The Disappearance of Cheryl Grimmer & The 52-year Search for Justice.
59:16

On January 12th 1970, Three-Year-Old Cheryl Grimmer disappeared from Fairy Meadow Beach. While it’s technically one of Australia’s longest-standing cold cases, Cheryl’s family and the two highly respected former homicide detectives believe they know exactly what happened to her, and who’s responsible. 

 

Cheryl’s eldest brother, Ricky Nash, was the last person to see her on the day of her disappearance. Ricky joins us to discuss his fight to find justice for his baby sister.

 

The NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman can give the Grimmer family their day in court. You can contact him here


If you'd like to go one step further to assist the Grimmer family, you can also sign this petition - addressed to Attorney General Speakman - to help in the fight to find justice for Cheryl.

 

The brilliant BBC Sounds podcast Fairy Meadow, hosted by Jon Kay, can be found here.  

 

NEXT WEEK 

 

Staying with the Cheryl Grimmer story, we’ll hear from Frank Sanvitale & Damian Loone, the two former homicide detectives who arrested the man both they and Ricky Nash believe to be responsible for Cheryl’s disappearance and murder.

 

CREDITS:

 

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here and get her free monthly newsletter here.

 

Co-Host:

Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.

 

Guest:

Ricky Nash

 

Producer/Editor:

Lachie Flannigan

 

Executive

Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

 

GET IN TOUCH:

 

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Feb 06, 2022
Short Cut: Why The Whole Story Matters When Sex Crimes Go To Court.
13:23

This is an Australian True Crime short cut. It’s an abridged version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. 


Why The Whole Story Matters When Sex Crimes Go To Court.


Criminologist Patrick Tidmarsh specialises in teaching police how to interview victims of sexual assault and sex offenders in the hope that he can have some positive impact in the pathetically low rates of conviction in that area. He joins us to talk about his new book ‘The Whole Story’.


The Whole Story by Patrick Tidmarsh: www.booktopia.com.au/the-whole-story-patrick-tidmarsh/book/9781787331037.html


NEXT WEEK


Terror Knocks in FNQ - A young man is woken in the dead of night by a terrfied woman at his door. He barricades the two of them inside against the men from whom she’s fleeing, none of whom he knows, and frantically calls police for help. Before help arrives, he’s forced to defend himself and the 000 operator listens helplessly as the men outside lose patience and invade his home. What follows is a tragedy.


Author Robyn Bowles sheds light on how this bizarre night really unfolded.


CREDITS:


Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here and get her free monthly newsletter here.


Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.


Guest: Patrick Tidmarsh


Producer/Editor: Lachie Flannigan


Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks


GET IN TOUCH:


Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast


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Feb 02, 2022
Why The Whole Story Matters When Sex Crimes Go To Court.
56:12

Why The Whole Story Matters When Sex Crimes Go To Court.


Criminologist Patrick Tidmarsh specialises in teaching police how to interview victims of sexual assault and sex offenders in the hope that he can have some positive impact in the pathetically low rates of conviction in that area. He joins us to talk about his new book ‘The Whole Story’.


The Whole Story by Patrick Tidmarsh: www.booktopia.com.au/the-whole-story-patrick-tidmarsh/book/9781787331037.html


NEXT WEEK


Terror Knocks in FNQ - A young man is woken in the dead of night by a terrfied woman at his door. He barricades the two of them inside against the men from whom she’s fleeing, none of whom he knows, and frantically calls police for help. Before help arrives, he’s forced to defend himself and the 000 operator listens helplessly as the men outside lose patience and invade his home. What follows is a tragedy.


Author Robyn Bowles sheds light on how this bizarre night really unfolded.


CREDITS:


Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here and get her free monthly newsletter here.


Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.


Guest: Patrick Tidmarsh


Producer/Editor: Lachie Flannigan


Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks


GET IN TOUCH:


Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast


Email the show at hello@australiantruecrimepodcast.com


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Jan 30, 2022
Gary Jubelin's Brilliant Career
41:02

Show Notes Ep 237 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

Former Detective Inspector Gary Jubelin of NSW police will be forever linked with the search for William Tyrrell. In this re issued episode of Australian True Crime, originally aired in 2020, we hear about some of the cases that made him a legend before he agreed to take on the one that ended his 34-year career and has him back in the headlines now.

 

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Nov 22, 2021
William Tyrrell Update - Who Really Said What and When?
28:14

Show Notes Ep 236 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

 

Australia is haunted by its missing children and none more so than William Tyrrell. On November 16 NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller sensationally announced a breakthrough in the investigation. The headlines have been extraordinary and at times misleading. Here are the interviews behind those headlines.

 

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Nov 22, 2021
Who Killed Canberra Grandmother Irma Palasics?
41:31

Episode 236:

 

On November 6, 1999, Canberra grandmother Irma Palasics was on the floor of her home, her face gaffe taped, drowning in her own blood from a broken nose as violent intruders ransacked the home, looking for money and valuables.

 

Her husband Gregor was also brutally assaulted and was unconscious for a time and he made the call to emergency services to report his wife’s murder.

 

Irma’s grandson John Mikita feels that the case is tantalisingly close to being solved but frustratingly, despite a few breakthroughs on the case and a $500,000 reward, no one has been arrested. Police believe that members of the Hungarian community in Melbourne can provide the vital clue to the identity of the people who killed Irma.

 

This was a brutal crime and as we’ve seen with some cold cases in recent years, it can just take one call, or the smallest piece of information that can bring families some answers. This case can be solved.

 

You can watch the 60 Minutes interview from Season 2014 about the case here: https://www.9now.com.au/60-minutes/2014 (you need to create a Nine Now account)

 

John Mikita runs and maintains a website https://www.whokilledirma.com.au/ that has lots of information and videos.

 

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can phone Lifeline on 13 11 14 or https://www.lifeline.org.au/

 

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Nov 14, 2021
Mystery in The High Country
49:57

Show Notes Ep 235 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

Police are closing in on the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of elderly campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay, missing from Victoria’s high country for over a year now. They’re the latest in a long line of people who’ve met with unknown fates in the area.

 

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Nov 11, 2021
What's Britney Spears Got to do with Australian True Crime?
39:10

Show Notes Ep 234 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

Brittany Spears’ story has had a profound effect on women around the

world whose basic rights have also been stripped away by partners and other

family members. We discuss the impact of her emancipation with Kat Foster from

the 50/50 Foundation which is working towards equal representation for women in

governance by 2030.

 

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Nov 01, 2021
Hedley Thomas’ own unsolved crime.
35:34

Episode 233


Hedley Thomas is an award-winning investigative journalist and podcast producer who brought us The Teacher’s Pet and The Night Driver podcasts. He is back with a new podcast series – Shandee's Story – where he goes back to the night of the 23-year old’s murder to find out who killed her and why.


For those of you not familiar with The Teacher’s Pet podcast, Hedley delved into the cold case of missing woman, Lynette Dawson, who disappeared on Sydney's Northern Beaches in 1982. The case remains unsolved some 39 years later. While her husband Chris Dawson pleaded ‘not guilty’ for her murder, he was charged and will stand trial next May. The podcast was withdrawn for reasons of potential pre-trial prejudice and is no longer available in Australia.


The Night Driver podcast follows the disappearance of 31 year-old Janine Vaughan, who was last seen getting into a red car after a night out in the township of Bathurst 20 years ago. The case went from 47 suspects to just 3, including a pharmacist, former Bathurst detective and aged care worker. Her sister, Kylie, and her family have continued searching since, the podcast giving them hope that justice may still be served.


Hedley joins Meshel Laurie this week to talk about those cases, but also about the unsolved crime that haunts his own family – a shooting at his home 19 years ago that still lives with them today.


Shandee's Story Podcast: https://bit.ly/3b5Mbv5

The Night Driver Podcast: https://bit.ly/3EjxEsh



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Oct 24, 2021
Prison Officer in Danger
57:01

Episode 232


It’s hard to imagine a job where you have to be vigilant all the time, being ready to attend to traumatic and unpredictable situations. But that’s what prison officers have to do every day. Social worker and therapist Bruce Perham has worked with hundreds of officers and he’s written a book called Code Blue: Prison Officer in Danger about trauma and PTSD in these first responders.


Through the course of his years of going in and out of prisons and hearing the day to day experiences of prison officers, Bruce came to understand that he was dealing with professionals expected to run toward unpredictably dangerous situations at any moment in the course of a work day. It’s a high risk occupation and one that we, as the general public, don’t really know much about.


Thanks to our Guest Bruce Perham.


Find out more about Bruce at https://letstalkdifferently.com.au/about-us/

Bruce Perham’s book is Code Blue: Prison Officer in Danger


MORE LISTENING:

EP #75 Pentridge Confidential with Vaughn Ruddick 

EP #86 Self-mutilator Gary David with Vaughn Ruddick 

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can phone Lifeline on 13 11 14 or https://www.lifeline.org.au/

Phoenix Australia is Australia’s National Centre of Excellence in Posttraumatic Mental Health https://www.phoenixaustralia.org/


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Oct 17, 2021
A 1942 cold case and cover up with Bob Marmion
42:57

Episode 231


There were only two unsolved murders in the state of Victoria in 1942, and they are heavily shrouded in mystery. These murders happened during World War II time, on the Bellarine Peninsula, in Queenscliff, in an area occupied by Australian troops who were patrolling and defending the coastline.


Early one cold, wintry morning in late May 1942, the bullet-ridden body of Army Driver Roy Willis was found on the side of the road. He had been shot a number of times with a military revolver.


In September 1942 17-year-old Gunner John Hulston went missing whilst on guard duty. His body was later found further down the coast. He had also been shot in the chest with an army revolver.


Former police officer and historian and researcher Bob Marmion, who lives on the Bellarine Peninsula, loves a good mystery and when he found out about these murders, and that they were still unsolved, the old detective skills he’d flexed in his 15 years in the job came back to life and he spent 10 years investigating and writing a book called Murder at the Fort.

Thanks to our Guest Bob Marmion.


His books are Murder at the Fort and The Price We Pay, about his experience with Post Traumatic Stress disorder.


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Oct 10, 2021
Jack The Ripper Australian True Crime?
39:36

Show Notes Ep 230 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

Was a man convicted of murder in Australia in the late 19th Century also responsible for the Jack the Ripper murders in London?

Far from being a Ripper 'fan', author Garry Linnell is intrigued by Victorian history. In his new book ‘Devil’s Work’, he doesn't just retell the story we're so familiar with but uses it as a starting point to take us further into the social upheaval of the time, both in England and in Australia, where his suspect ended his days. Prepare yourself for some truly fascinating revelations about the formative years Australian culture, including a most unexpected cameo appearance by an early Prime Minister and his wife.

 

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Oct 03, 2021
Noona Went to Jail
1:06:05

Show Notes Ep 229 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

Well I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, some of the best people I’ve ever met have been to prison. Here’s another one. Catherine from Horsham went to jail, and she’s thoroughly lovely, in fact, I bet you can totally relate to her.

 

I'm a bit delirious with our endless lockdown I have to admit. I don't think I'm ever going to be released from my home or ever hug another adult again. I'd probably love this if it was a book but this as a life sucks a big bag of dicks. It was very nice to zoom with Catherine. Our poor guests. Do you think they realise how desperate I am for their company? 

Anyway. All my love to you. I'll go and have another conversation with my dog now. Thank you so much for listening.

Mx

 

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Sep 26, 2021
Organised crime loves supply chains
53:16

Episode 290 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie & Emily Webb.


What does organised crime have to do with supply chains…and how is forensic science used to trace things like gold, diamonds and even food.


These were the questions I had for Western Australia based Cameron Scadding who is a Forensic and Analytical Chemist and founder and Managing Director of a company called Source Certain International.


Over the course of his career Cameron has worked on some fascinating and strange cases using forensic science to help solve crime.


and he’ll tell us about one of these cases in more detail - the theft of gold from a mine in Kalgoorlie, the hub of the Western Australian goldfields. 


Cameron and his team also work to reduce the ways criminals can infiltrate the supply chains of products that we all rely on…even though we may not know it.


Re. The gold that was stolen in the Operation Icarus case, Cameron calculated that based on this year’s prices (2021) (which is around $80,000AUD per kilogram) the gold recovered (and remember that it’s thought that more gold was stolen than was recovered) it was worth $800,000AUD.


Thanks to this week’s guest Cameron Scadding, founder and managing director of Source Certain International.


If you’re interested in learning more about organised crime, Emily guest hosted a podcast episode for the ATO’s podcast Tax InVoice about financial crime called “Lying, cheating thieves”. Listen here.


If you’re digging the topic of crime trends Episode #190 of Australian True Crime is with criminologist Don Weatherburn.



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Sep 19, 2021
The Great Bookie Robbery and the Gamble of Crime with Andrew Rule
52:44

Episode 289 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb.

 

Andrew Rule, our favourite intrepid crime writer is back to chat with us at Australian True Crime.

 

As well as being fascinated by crime, Andrew is also intrigued by the horse racing industry. He has a new book out called Chance: Of Grit and Gamblers and the Romance of Racing that features some stories where crime and the punt collide, including one of Australia’s most audacious heists in history – The Great Bookie Robbery of 1976.

 

Andrew chats with Emily about The Great Bookie Robbery, his lifelong interest in horse racing and the colourful characters, chancers and sometimes shady figures that inhabit this world.

 

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Sep 12, 2021
Banquet: The Untold Story of Adelaide’s Family Murders with Debi Marshall
56:30

Show Notes Ep 228 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

Veteran journalist and True Crime author Debi Marshall joins us to talk about her new book, Banquet: The Untold Story of Adelaide’s Family Murders. It follows on from her Foxtel series and podcast, Frozen Lies.

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Sep 09, 2021
Introducing Saturday Afternoon Fever
27:32

We love this hilarious show hosted by Matthew Hardy and Lawrence Mooney. They think it’s about football but we think it’s about growing up in Australia in the 70s and 80s. Meshel’s been binging it while recovering from a short illness, (not Covid) and working on this week’s very late episode of ATC. It’s on its way, but in the meantime, have a crack at Saturday Afternoon Fever. It’s good for what ails you.

 

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Sep 09, 2021
Chapelwaite Special Extra Episode
32:53

Show Notes Ep 226 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

This is a special extra episode of ATC to celebrate the release of ‘Chapelwaite’, inspired by the Stephen King short story ‘Jerusalem’s Lot’ on Stan. You can sign up for your 30-day free trial at stan.com.au

 

 

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Sep 01, 2021
Dr Joanna Glengarry Forensic Pathologist
54:35

Show Notes Ep 225 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

Dr Joanna Glengarry studied for 8 years to be a surgeon but not long after completing her studies and entering the theatre she realised her true passion was forensic pathology. In her native Auckland, that meant another 5 years of formal study, just to get an introduction at the city mortuary. She was taken on as a Saturday volunteer.

Fortunately for Joanna, but unfortunately for Auckland, the mortuary was severely understaffed, and they had a lot of violent deaths, so she quickly picked up more shifts, even paid ones, and in no time at all Dr Glengarry became a very handy forensic pathologist. SO handy in fact that she was poached of course, by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine or VIFM in Melbourne.

Dr Glengarry is one of the pathologists featured in my book CSI Told You Lies.

 

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Aug 29, 2021
Squizzy Taylor Australia’s first flashy Gangster
56:31

Show Notes Ep 224 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

Squizzy Taylor was Australia’s first flashy Gangster. He set the standard so many still try to emulate today. Squizzy courted the media, flaunted an extravagant lifestyle and never laid low. Historian Roy Malloy joins us to talk about the incredible exploits of Squizzy and his associates.

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Aug 22, 2021
Bikies, the Mount Panorama riots and the lure of the open road with Boris Mihailovic
42:18

Boris Mihailovic is a former outlaw motorcycle club member, a journo and magazine editor and writer, and author of three books - My mother Warned Me about Blokes Like Me, At the Altar Altar of the Road Gods and The Wisdom of the Road Gods.

 

You can find out more about Boris and read his provocative musings at his website  borismihailovic.com Boris co-hosts a popular podcast MotoPG.


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Aug 15, 2021
New Hope for the Unidentified
42:21

Show Notes Ep 222 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

New Hope for the Unidentified

There are around 500 sets of unidentified human remains stored in mortuaries around Australia. There are also over 2000 people registered as long-term missing persons. No doubt, some of them are the same people, so why have none of these mysteries been solved? There is new hope.

 

For more information about Australian Missing Persons -

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The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.

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Dylan Redman’s Facebook page dedicated to the search for his brother Owen –

https://www.facebook.com/HelpFindOwen/

 

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Aug 08, 2021
Missing Suzie Lawrance
56:02

Suzanne Lawrance, known as Suzie, has been missing from Healesville, Victoria since February 7 1987.


Suzie went missing sometime late on Saturday night 7 February/early morning 8 February when she was walking home after attending a 21st birthday party at the town’s Memorial Hall.

 

She’s never been heard of since. No contact with her family or friends.


There’s a lot of questions that Suzie’s family and friends have about her disappearance, the initial investigation by local police and some of the information that circulated at the time.


If you have any information that could help find out what happened to Suzanne Lawrance call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at crimestoppersvic.com.au

 

For more information about Australian missing persons go to the Australian Federal Police’s National Missing Persons Coordination Centre website.


Thank you to Suzie’s family - Liz Westwood and Tony Lawrance and Suzie’s friends, Tracey Squires, Natalie Tulipano, Matthew Hughes and Glenn Taylor for speaking for this episode.


Here’s the official Victoria Police response to Emily’s questions about Suzie’s disappearance and police investigation:


Received 26 July 2021 via email.

 

Questions and responses


Is the disappearance of Suzie Lawrance still an active investigation?

 

The investigation into the disappearance of Suzanne Lawrance remains open. We would welcome any new information that might assist in finding answers for the family.

 

At the time of the disappearance, were sightings of a tow truck either parked in Queens Park or exiting the park investigated to see whether the driver sighted Suzie? 

 

Information around the presence of a tow truck in the area where Suzanne was seen at a time close to her disappearance has been explored. The driver of this vehicle has not been identified. We would call on the driver of any tow trucks in the area of Queens Park in Healesville on the night of the 7th or early morning of the 8th of February 1987 to come forward with any information. 

 

Did anyone ever come forward to say that Suzie had stayed at their house after the party?

 

No person has provided information of Suzanne’s whereabouts after the party that can be independently corroborated or verified. If anyone has information about where Suzanne may have travelled to on the 8th of February 1987 or any time after the party, we would like to hear from them.

 

Are the sightings of Suzie on 8 February 1987 in Healesville and at the festival in Yarra Glen considered credible/accurate?

 

The sightings reported of Suzanne post her disappearance vary in credibility and veracity. None have been able to be corroborated but some are reported by people who knew Suzanne well. We have and continue to explore all information brought to us.



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Aug 01, 2021
The Coffin Confessor spills people’s secrets from beyond their graves
38:17

CONTENT WARNING: this episode discusses suicide, sexual abuse and assault.


Private investigator and entrepreneur Bill Edgar had a traumatic childhood. Childhood sexual assault, life on the streets and a stint in Brisbane’s notorious Boggo Road Jail with some of Australia’s worst criminals, Bill found many ways to survive. In adulthood, Bill has built a loving home and family life with his wife Lara and their children and grandchildren. 


He’s a voice for the voiceless and has carved a unique position for himself as “The Coffin Confessor” where he attends funerals on behalf of the deceased and tells their secrets from the grave. Bill has had thousands of requests from around the world for his services.


It’s a one-of-a-kind job and as you’ll discover Bill is an extraordinary man.


Bill has detailed his extraordinary life journey in his autobiography The Coffin Confessor.


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Jul 25, 2021
The Abortion Clinic Murder and the High Court drama that followed
37:55

CONTENT WARNING: This episode discusses pregnancy and abortion so listener discretion is advised if this is a subject that you may find distressing.


In this interview, we have used the term ‘women’ but we note that trans-men and gender diverse and non-binary people also experience pregnancy and abortion.


Show Notes Ep 219 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb:


On 16 July 2001 a disheveled man with murder on his mind arrived at the entrance of the Fertility Control Clinic in East Melbourne and shot dead security guard Steven Rogers.

What unfolded after the murder was a groundswell of action and years of legal wrangling to fight for abortion safe access zones that went all the way to Australia’s high court.


Our guests are Clinical psychologist Dr Susie Allanson and writer and lawyer Lizzie O’Shea.


Susie was working at the clinic that day of the murder as she did every day in her role as a clinical psychologist, counseling people about their reproductive options, including accessing abortions. 

Susie would often arrive at work at dawn to avoid the onslaught of protesters who’d congregate outside the clinic each day harassing those who were entering and over the years she and the other clinic staff had numerous threats against their personal safety.


Lizzie represented Fertility Control Clinic in the Supreme Court case to stop the harassment of staff and patients outside abortion clinics.

They’ve detailed how one man's murder changed the future of women’s rights in their book Empowering Women: From Murder & Misogyny to High Court Victory (Wilkinson Publishing).


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Jul 19, 2021
Vale Sandra Pankhurst The Trauma Cleaner
51:11

Show Notes Ep 218 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

The legendary Sandra Pankhurst, made famous as The Trauma Cleaner in the brilliant book by Sarah Krasnostein, passed away last week. Although she battled health issues for some years, Sandra never lost her sense of humour, her incredible generosity or her capacity for love. She was genuinely one of the most loving human beings I’ve ever met.

A lot of the actual cleaning that Sandra and her team of trauma cleaners did, was in the homes of hoarders. They were hired by councils around Melbourne to go in and clean up homes that were made literally uninhabitable by people who were emotionally unable to throw anything away.

Hoarding is actually a mental illness, and Sandra understood that implicitly. She approached hoarding clean up jobs as mental health jobs, and she went into those people’s homes with compassion and sensitivity, and never wearing any kind of protective gear, not even rubber gloves which is extraordinary given the various bio hazards she often faced.

We're re issuing our Sandra Pankhurst episode this week in her honour. She will be greatly missed.

 

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Jul 11, 2021
Online Child Exploitation – Lux’s Destruction
34:44

Show Notes Ep 217 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

Australian journalist Eileen Ormsby literally wrote the book on the Dark Web. In fact, she’s written 7 books about it, but it was her first book, “Silk Road”, released in 2014, about the so-called eBay of hard drugs, that began the exposure of the darkest corners of the internet to the world.


A year after Silk Road’s release, Eileen sat in a courtroom looking at a man who was once the internet’s most wanted and illusive trafficker of violent child abuse material. His online name was “Lux”, but his true identity was shocking.


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Jul 04, 2021
The good old mental health defence.
52:49

Show Notes Ep 216 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

Some of Australia’s most dangerous offenders aren’t housed in prisons because they were judged mentally unfit to stand trial. Dr Danny Sullivan is the Executive Director of Clinical Services at Thomas Embling hospital. It’s been home to some of Victoria's most dangerous people, including Masa Vuktotic’s killer Sean Price, Henry Hammond who murdered Courtney Herron and Bourke Street rampage driver James Gargasoulas.

Dr Sullivan joins us to talk about his work.


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Jun 27, 2021
The Devil is in the detail. Where is Amber Haigh?
29:59

Show Notes Ep 215 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

Amber Haigh has been on the missing persons list since 2002. At that time, she was 19 years old, the mother of a newborn, residing in the NSW town of Young, with the parents of her former boyfriend, who were reportedly the last people to see her alive.

 

Shaun McMahon, from the True Blue Crime podcast joins us to tell us the chilling story of Amber’s disappearance.

 

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Jun 20, 2021
Beenham Valley Update
34:07

Show Notes Ep 214 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

Many things have changed since Jamie Pultz and I last spoke about Kirra

McLoughlin’s death and the podcast it inspired, called Beenham Valley Road.

Most notably, we don’t have to use the pseudonym “Jason” when talking about her

partner anymore. That’s because Queensland’s Deputy Coroner named him as the

person responsible for her death last week in the inquest brought about in no

small part by Jamie’s podcast.

 

He joins us again to recap and update.

 

 

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Jun 13, 2021
On the Trail of the Serpent
29:14

Show Notes Ep 213 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

Julie Clarke and her husband Richard Neville wrote the book On the

Trail of the Serpent, The Life and Crimes of Charles Sobhraj upon which the

Netflix series The Serpent is based. Julie is our guest this week.

 

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Jun 08, 2021
Short Cut Troll Hunter Ginger Gorman
15:20

This is an Australian True Crime short cut. It’s an abridged version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. 

Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb


Ginger Gorman is an award-winning journalist and the author of Troll Hunter. She’s always had great passion for her work, and she’s been driven by equal parts creativity and curiosity. In 2011, those forces led her to a home in Far North Queensland to record an interview with a family. It was meant to be a short radio piece about diverse families, but Ginger had no way of knowing that it would change her life and lead her into some of the darkest corners of the modern world.

 

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May 30, 2021
Troll Hunter Ginger Gorman
53:36

Show Notes Ep 212 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

Ginger Gorman is an award-winning journalist and the author of Troll Hunter. She’s always had great passion for her work, and she’s been driven by equal parts creativity and curiosity. In 2011, those forces led her to a home in Far North Queensland to record an interview with a family. It was meant to be a short radio piece about diverse families, but Ginger had no way of knowing that it would change her life and lead her into some of the darkest corners of the modern world.

 

Links to get your tickets to our live shows. Starting in Melbourne but heading out around the country over the coming months. 

 

The Karralyka theatre in Ringwood on May 28.

https://www.karralyka.com.au/Theatre/Touring-and-community/Meshel-Laurie-Australian-True-Crime-Podcast

The Yarraville Club June 12.

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May 30, 2021
My Father the Murderer
40:47

Show Notes Ep 211

Journalist Nina Young made a podcast documenting her search for the truth about her father. It’s called My Father the Murderer.

Nina uncovered much more than she could ever have imagined, and more than her mother Denise had ever wanted to know. Both Nina and Denise join us to talk about their impressions of the man in question, Allen Ladd and his crimes. We’ll also talk about the profound impact on their relationship of not talking enough about him for most of Nina’s life and then talking about little else for the last two years.


The book, My Father the Murderer is available now.

 

Links to get your tickets to our live shows. Starting in Melbourne but heading out around the country over the coming months. 

 

The Karralyka theatre in Ringwood on May 28.

https://www.karralyka.com.au/Theatre/Touring-and-community/Meshel-Laurie-Australian-True-Crime-Podcast

The Yarraville Club June 12.

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May 23, 2021
Short Cut My Father The Murderer
11:51

This is an Australian True Crime short cut. It’s an abridged version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. 

 

Journalist Nina Young made a podcast documenting her search for the truth about her father. It’s called My Father the Murderer.

Nina uncovered much more than she could ever have imagined, and more than her mother Denise had ever wanted to know. Both Nina and Denise join us to talk about their impressions of the man in question, Allen Ladd and his crimes. We’ll also talk about the profound impact on their relationship of not talking enough about him for most of Nina’s life and then talking about little else for the last two years.

 

The book, My Father the Murderer is available now.

 

Links to get your tickets to our live shows. Starting in Melbourne but heading out around the country over the coming months. 

 

The Karralyka theatre in Ringwood on May 28.

https://www.karralyka.com.au/Theatre/Touring-and-community/Meshel-Laurie-Australian-True-Crime-Podcast

The Yarraville Club June 12.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/australian-true-crime-blood-ties-with-meshel-laurie-emily-webb-tickets-152031796195

See you there.  

 

 

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May 23, 2021
Dr Ahona Guha works with stalkers
44:29

Dr Ahona Guha is a Melbourne-based forensic and clinical psychologist. She works with people who have abnormal behaviours like stalking and arson and try and help them modify these and lead better lives and improve safety for the community. 


She also treats people who have experienced trauma, including people affected by stalking behaviours - it’s all important work.


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May 16, 2021
With True Crime and Cocktails
46:29

This is a special mother’s day edition if Australian true crime. Both Emily and Meshel have a favourite TV show they share with their 11-year-old daughters called “Superstore”. All four of them share the same favourite character – assistant manager Dina Fox, played by Canadian actress Lauren Ash, and would you believe it? Lauren co-hosts her own True Crime podcast, called True Crime and Cocktails with her best friend who also happens to be her cousin, Christy Oxborrow.

 

In this week’s Australian True Crime, Meshel and Emily are joined by Lauren Ash joins from LA and Kristy Oxborrow from Canada to talk True Crime.


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The Yarraville Club June 12.

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May 09, 2021
Dimity Matters
43:13

In this episode we hear from Dimity about the night she was sexually assaulted by a stranger in 2019, the investigation from her perspective, why she chooses to speak about her experience and how she feels about it now. Most importantly though, we learn lots of other things about Dimity.



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When it comes to reporting a sexual assault – if the assault has just happened,

 

·      go somewhere safe, call triple 0 and ask for police.

 

·      Don’t disturb the area where the assault happened.

 

·      Don’t bath or shower.

 

·      Don’t eat or drink anything.

 

·      Don’t wash or discard the clothing you wore during the assault.

 

 

When it comes to reporting historical sexual assault,


that’s any sexual assault that happened days, weeks, months or even years ago, it’s never too late.

 

Delays in reporting sexual assault are very common for lots of reasons.

 

If you wish to report historical sexual abuse involving institutional or religious organisations, there’s a dedicated taskforce you can contact. It’s called the Sano Taskforce. You can phone 1800 110 007, or email sanotaskforce@police.vic.gov.au

 

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May 02, 2021
Sex Crimes Investigations 2021
41:18

Detective Leading Senior Constable Brett Sniegowski takes us through the investigation into the 2019 sexual assault of Dimity, who joins us next week. We discuss the criticisms levelled at police by sexual assault victims and their families in the past and how investigators are working to improve their methods.


Thank you to Detective Leading Senior Constable Brett Sniegowski and Detective Inspector Juliann Goldrick, and thank to Victoria Police Media.


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When it comes to reporting a sexual assault – if the assault has just happened,

 

·      go somewhere safe, call triple 0 and ask for police.

 

·      Don’t disturb the area where the assault happened.

 

·      Don’t bath or shower.

 

·      Don’t eat or drink anything.

 

·      Don’t wash or discard the clothing you wore during the assault.

 

 

When it comes to reporting historical sexual assault,


that’s any sexual assault that happened days, weeks, months or even years ago, it’s never too late.

 

Delays in reporting sexual assault are very common for lots of reasons.

 

If you wish to report historical sexual abuse involving institutional or religious organisations, there’s a dedicated taskforce you can contact. It’s called the Sano Taskforce. You can phone 1800 110 007, or email sanotaskforce@police.vic.gov.au

 

All of this information is available on the Victoria Police Website.

 

 

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Apr 26, 2021
Inside the Real Animal Kingdom
39:48

Show notes for Episode 207:

Your hosts are MeshelLaurie and EmilyWebb


With thanks to Joe Noonan.

“Breaking Ranks: An Amazing true Story of a cop on the line.”

Former Detective Joe Noonan’s time in Victoria Police happened to coincide with a very hectic period in history - the 1980s when a bloody battle raged between the armed robbery squad and the fearless armed robbery gangs of the day.


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Apr 18, 2021
Re Issue - Golden Age of Australian Armed Robbery
45:18

Bank robbers like Russell ‘Mad Dog’ Cox and Ray Denning were household names in Australia in the 1980s, when they brazenly escaped prison and taunted police for years. Author Mark Dapin joins us to talk about this period in Australian history.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 172:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Mark Dapin

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Apr 18, 2021
Can Hard Cuddles End Family Violence?
42:43

Show notes for Episode 206:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to James Harding and Steve.


For one family at least, connecting with James Harding’s Hard Cuddles organisation was the intervention that made the difference. Steve was fresh out of jail when he met James Harding. He was a convicted domestic abuser, helpless against his addiction, on the verge of losing his children and still blaming his partner for his troubles. He’s now sober and helping other men through the Hard Cuddles program.

 

Both Steve and James Harding join Emily Webb for this episode of Australian True Crime.


You can find out more about James Harding and Hard Cuddles here.


For free phone counselling 24 hours a day you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14


For help with addiction issues,


Alcoholics Anonymous Australia


Narcotics Anonymous Australia


If you need help coping with the effects of someone else’s drinking, you can get support through Al-Anon here.


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Apr 04, 2021
SOCIT Explainer with Narelle Fraser and her mentor Lorraine Blackwell
56:36

Narelle Fraser and her mentor Lorraine Blackwell discuss the beginning of Victoria Police’s SOCIT, the Sexual Offence and Child Abuse Investigation Teams , among other things. This was originally a Patreon-only episode but we’ve released it as a special companion episode to this week’s main show.


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Show notes for Episode 206:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Narelle Fraser and Lorraine Blackwell.


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Mar 29, 2021
The System’s Victims
51:09

A mother from country Victoria wants us to know what it’s really like, day-by-day, for a family after they report their daughter’s rape by a family friend.


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Show notes for Episode 205:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Travis Winks.

Shattered, 67 days to a family’s Self-Destruction


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Mar 28, 2021
Prison Forensic Psych
48:38

Ellery Kane’s life is non-stop crime. By day Ellery is a forensic psychologist and she evaluates prison inmates in California, most of whom have committed murder or another serious crime and have been in jail for a very long time, and are coming up for parole. Ellery’s the author of the detective thriller series featuring Criminal Psychologist Olivia Rockwell and Detective Will Decker. The first book in this series is Watch Her Vanish.


An episode of Crime Fiction Friday with Emily Webb.

Your host is Emily Webb

 

Emily is the author of Angels of Death: Doctors and Nurses Who Kill http://clandestinepress.net/products/angels-of-death


Thanks to Ellery Kane

 

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Mar 21, 2021
Man Shot Dead In Stand Off – My Father
55:47

Travis Winks talks about the chain reaction of events that turned his normal, Queensland family into a tragic, sensational headline.


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Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Travis Winks.

Shattered, 67 days to a family’s Self-Destruction


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Mar 14, 2021
Phia's Brother Corey Was No Angel.
40:56

Phia Power’s brother Corey wasn’t exactly a model citizen, but should that make us any less interested in seeing justice for his murder? 


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Show notes for Episode 203:

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With thanks to Phia Power.

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Mar 07, 2021
Barrenjoey Road - Update - #193
37:48

Neil Mercer and Ruby Jones are still investigating the crimes of Neville Tween, who stalked Sydney’s Northern Beaches without apparent impunity in the 70s and 80s. He trained up dozens of other sex offenders and released them into the community too. How did he get away with so much for so long? The unsolved disappearance of Trudy Adams was just the beginning. The book, Barrenjoey Road is out now, through ABC books.

You can go back to the beginning with the ABC podcast, Barrenjoey Road, here.


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Show notes for Episode 193:

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With thanks to Neil Mercer

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Feb 28, 2021
The Husband Poisoner - #192
34:15

After World War II, Sydney experienced a crime wave and it was women who were the perpetrators. The household poison thallium, normally used to kill rats, was the murder weapon to kill husbands and other inconvenient family members.

 

Unlike arsenic or cyanide, thallium is colourless, odourless and tasteless; victims were misdiagnosed as insane malingerers or ill due to other reasons.


Dr Tanya Bretherton has delved into these cases of these women and the ways and reasons why they committed their deeds for her book The Husband Poisoner.


Show notes for Episode 192:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Dr Tanya Bretherton

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Feb 21, 2021
The Unsolved Frankston & Tynong North Murders - #191
44:43

Author Brian Willams is back with another deep dive into crime - this time the baffling Tynong and Frankston North Serial Killings that are still unsolved 40 years since the discovery of three female murder victims who were ritualistically concealed in Victorian bushland.


We also spoke to Brian for Episode #59 about serial killer Martha Needles.


Show notes for Episode 191:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Brian Williams

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Feb 14, 2021
The Vanishing Criminal - #190
37:04

There was a time in Australia where crime was hectic - armed robberies, a racket in stolen goods like stereos that could be sold quickly, an explosion in the heroin trade, shocking gun crimes including at Hoddle Street Melbourne, Strathfield Plaza in Sydney and Port Arthur in Tasmania . 


Even former Prime minister the late Bob Hawke and his family were directly touched by the impacts of the drug trade when he and then wife Hazel spoke to the nation about their daughter’s heroin addiction. 


By 2000, Australia had the highest rate of burglary, the highest rate of assault, sexual assault and robbery and the second highest rate of motor vehicle theft among 25 countries included in an international crime victim survey, included the United States, the UK and Europe. 


But then something happened.


Researchers Don Weatherburn and Sara Rahman explored the downward trend in crimes that’s become the book The Vanishing Criminal.


Show notes for Episode 190:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Don Weatherburn

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Feb 07, 2021
Stalking Claremont - #189
39:42

The Claremont Serial Killer. Bret Christian is a journalist from Perth, in fact he's a newspaper owner and he's been following the Claremont serial killer case from the very beginning. Now, after sitting through every day of the trial he's written the definitive book, Stalking Claremont, and he joins us exclusively to talk about it. 

I've read it and it's great. It's a very intense story, especially when you think about what a great mystery it was for so long. To find out how obvious this guy actually was... well it's just mind-boggling. I hope you like the episode. “After The Night” The Stan Original documentary series about Perth's first serial killer is streaming now.


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Show notes for Episode 189:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to this week's guest Bret Christian, whose new book “Stalking Claremont” is available now.

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Jan 31, 2021
Lynne McGranger (Yes, it's Irene!)
8:23

Hi friend. We're back next week with all new Australian True Crime but in the meantime, please give our new show Calm ya Farm a try. It’s a short drop of practical wisdom from unlikely gurus. This one is Home and Away’s Irene!

More calming ideas at our website.

Thank you to Uncle Jack Charles for the Acknowledgement of Country.


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Jan 27, 2021
Spotlight Series: Stalking Australia: She ain't no Mary Poppins
28:45

Another instalment of our Spotlight series, where we showcase one of our favourite podcasts.


Stalking is prevalent in Australia. There are hundreds of cases reported every year. These people’s existence have been besieged by a stalker. Survivors often are voiceless and have no place to tell their stories. This podcast is giving a voice to these victims. A place to tell their stories. Hopefully we can help others who are in this terrible situation to fight back.


Bringing up children is a hard job any day of the week. But throw into the mix two young children with maladaptive behaviour, and a young mother who has just undergone spinal surgery, leaving her in a wheelchair during recuperation. Now, what was needed here was a nanny who could fly in like Mary Poppins and help Shannon with the children and chores. What flew in was a mother's worst nightmare.


Twitter

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If you or someone you know is being stalked please reach out for help:

 

Literally millions are stalked every year, yet there is still so much stigma, silence, and shame around this subject. It’s time we speak up. Together, we can all break the silence on this unacceptable, illegal, and far-too-widespread behaviour.

 

Australia: 1800737732

1800 RESPECT

 

UK: 020 3866 4107

Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service


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Jan 26, 2021
Spotlight Series: Still Not Asking For it - Episode 2
28:07

The 2nd part of the Still Not Asking For It podcast, presented by Rory Banwell.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


The Still Not Asking For It Project was born in July 2014. Rory was pregnant and when her and her partner discovered they were pregnant with a girl, the first thing someone said was 'well, time to buy a gun'; it was then that the shocking nature of embedded rape culture slapped me across the face.

 

Australian girls have a 1 in 4 chance of being sexually assaulted at some time in their life. Australian men have a 1 in 23 chance (80% of those assaults occurring before age 10), members of LGBTQIA+ community have a 1 in 2 chance and rates of sexual assault for those with an intellectual disability stand at 90%. We have a problem and SNAFI aimed to do something about it.


Music courtesy of bensound.com

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this podcast. In particular Tullia Connor for her guidance, support and time. 

To the participants, this project wouldn't have been possible without you.

Thank you for sharing your stories and for helping me to create a powerful piece of art.


Hear the 2nd part of this podcast here.


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Jan 18, 2021
Spotlight Series: Still Not Asking For It - Episode 1
36:42

Our Spotlight Series continues with the Still Not Asking For It podcast, presented by Rory Banwell.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


The Still Not Asking For It Project was born in July 2014. Rory was pregnant and when her and her partner discovered they were pregnant with a girl, the first thing someone said was 'well, time to buy a gun'; it was then that the shocking nature of embedded rape culture slapped me across the face.

 

Australian girls have a 1 in 4 chance of being sexually assaulted at some time in their life. Australian men have a 1 in 23 chance (80% of those assaults occurring before age 10), members of LGBTQIA+ community have a 1 in 2 chance and rates of sexual assault for those with an intellectual disability stand at 90%. We have a problem and SNAFI aimed to do something about it.


Music courtesy of bensound.com

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this podcast. In particular Tullia Connor for her guidance, support and time. 

To the participants, this project wouldn't have been possible without you.

Thank you for sharing your stories and for helping me to create a powerful piece of art.


Hear the 2nd part of this podcast here.


FB: @facebook.com/stillnotaskingforit.rbp

IG: @rorybanwell @stillnotaskingforitproject

Website: @stillnotaskingforit.org


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Jan 12, 2021
Spotlight Series: Birds Eye View
41:45

Introducing Birds Eye View. This is the first episode of the award-winning podcast made by the women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre.

For more info, check out their website here and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Thank you to the producers of Bird's Eye View, Story Projects in the NT.

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Dec 28, 2020
Introducing: Crime Fiction Friday with Emily Webb - #188
29:45

It’s not Friday but welcome to Emily Webb’s new podcast Crime Fiction Friday! Every week Emily talks to one of the world’s most successful authors about their work and inspiration 

Subscribe here. 


With thanks to Uncle Jack Charles for the acknowledgement of country. 


Show notes for Episode 188:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to S.R. White

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Dec 06, 2020
Nicole Lee went back to court so she could speak about her survival after rape - #187
1:43:28

Nicole Lee’s husband raped her virtually every day for years on end and pled guilty to doing so in court. The Judge praised him in his sentencing remarks as a quiet, gentle man. Then the Victorian Government made Nicole fight through the courts again for the right to tell her own story. She and Nina Funnell join us to make it heard. 

https://au.gofundme.com/f/stop-silencing-survivors


1800RESPECT if you or someone you know has been effected by sexual assault. 

https://www.1800respect.org.au/


Show notes for Episode 187:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Nicole Lee and Nina Funnell

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Nov 29, 2020
Perth’s First Serial Killer - #186
22:28

Perth was terrorised in the 1960's by an illusive night stalker. He killed men and women, in different ways and ran the police in circles. And that’s just the beginning of this extraordinary story. Film maker Thomas Meadmore has made a 4 part documentary series on Stan and he joins us from Covid lockdown in London to talk about it.


“After The Night” The Stan Original documentary series, streaming from November 29.


Show notes for Episode 186:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Thomas Meadmore

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Nov 22, 2020
Catching the Kimberley Killer - #185
49:53

Bob Brown was part of an elite police team who were flown in to catch a killer stalking the outback in 1987. This man had randomly executed five people at remote camping sites in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. More than thirty years on he and his team were recognised with a Bravery Award from the West Australian Government for their actions in stopping a German national Joseph Schwab from killing more people. Bob tells us his story.


Show notes for Episode 185:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Bob Brown

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Nov 15, 2020
7 Bones - #184
39:18

Former Detective Peter Seymour and his team took a crushing not-guilty verdict and turned it into motivation to keep digging. They solved a cold case and uncovered a truly chilling story.  


Show notes for Episode 184:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Peter Seymour

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If you are a victim of sexual assault or domestic family violence, contact 1800Respect.org.au

For 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services contact Lifeline 13 11 14

For Mental Health support contact Beyondblue.org.au or Sane.org.au


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Nov 08, 2020
Amazing Grace found in loss to a serial killer - #183
59:31

Kylie Nicholas is mesmerising. Her younger sister Nicole was chosen at random by serial killer Peter Dupas in 1999. It changed Kylie’s life in the most unexpected ways.


Show notes for Episode 183:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Kylie Nicholas

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Listen to episode 31 repost: Peter Dupas: An Australian Serial Killer


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Nov 01, 2020
Re-issue: Peter Dupas: An Australian Serial Killer - #31
37:10

Former homicide detective Jeff Maher talks to us about the case that finally exposed Australian serial killer Peter Dupas.


Show notes:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Jeff Maher

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Nov 01, 2020
Victoria’s Laws are about to get even worse for victim - #182
29:39

Journalist Nina Funnell is exposing the Victorian Governments latest bizarre proposed legislative changes. This time they are trying to wipe the names of victims from history.


Show notes for Episode 182:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Nina Funnell and Chrissie Foster

Support #LetUsSpeak on GoFundMe

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Oct 25, 2020
The Nurse with Camille Bianchi - #181
33:39

Jim Griffin was a nurse in the children’s ward of Launceston hospital for 18 years until 2019. He was also a prolific paedophile. Journalist Camille Bianchi’s podcast The Nurse examines who knew, and for how long. 

You can support the LetUsSpeak campaign at https://au.gofundme.com/f/stop-silencing-survivors


Show notes for Episode 181:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Camille Bianchi

Listen to The Nurse

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#LetHerSpeak Janelle O’Connor’s sexual assault. WARNING – VIOLENT CONTENT - #159 (mentioned in this episode)


The counselling and crisis support services for victims of child sexual assault in Northern Tasmania referenced by Camille are Laurel House and Enterprising Aardvark.


If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or call 1800Respect on 1800 737 732


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Oct 18, 2020
Stalking and Murder - #180
56:27

The inquest into the shocking murders of teenagers Jack and Jennifer Edwards by their father John has revealed his history of family violence and stalking. Journalist and author Megan Norris joins us to talk about her research into the correlation between stalking and murder.  


Show notes for Episode 180:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Megan Norris

Megan's website

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The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, mentioned in this episode: https://www.suzylamplugh.org/

Damen Stephens Melbourne stalker jailed, mentioned in this episode: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/disgraceful-stalker-jailed-for-torching-mum-s-house-knifing-diners-20180810-p4zwqy.html



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Oct 04, 2020
Giving Lawyer X a Voice - #179
52:01

Do “disgraced” lawyer Nicola Gobbo and “disgraced” former drug squad detective Paul Dale deserve to be given a platform to tell their sides of their stories?


Show notes for Episode 179:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Rachael Brown and Vikki Petraitis

Listen to Trace

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Sep 27, 2020
Meet the WAGS - #178
33:50

The Wives and Girlfriends of some of Australia’s most feared men. Author and journalist Rochelle Jackson tells their stories in her book Partners and Crime, going behind the headlines and hype to reveal what it is really like to live with men who are outside the law, like the infamous Chopper Read, the organised crime boss Bob Trimbole and armed robber Fred Cako.


Show notes for Episode 178:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Rochelle Jackson

More about Rochelle Jackson here

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Sep 20, 2020
Can TikTok find Kylee-Anne? - #177
44:51

Kaz Schaffer is using TikTok to demand answers from the small group of people she believes know what happened to her little sister Kylee who’s been missing since 2004. 


Show notes for Episode 177:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Kaz Schaffer

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The article and facebook page mentioned in this episode:

https://www.macleayargus.com.au/story/4856111/mothers-desperate-plea-for-daughter/

https://www.facebook.com/austmissingpersons/


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Sep 13, 2020
Could You Just Accept It? - #176
36:43

Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content and reference to suicide. Listener discretion is advised.


Lyn Cecil believes her son Adam was murdered. At what point would you “just accept” he’d died of suicide and stop fighting? 


Show notes for Episode 176:

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With thanks to Lyn Cecil

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If you or someone you know has been effected by suicide, or need support or advice for mental health, you can reach out to the following free services:

Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 / https://www.beyondblue.org.au

Lifeline: 13 11 14 / https://www.lifeline.org.au


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Sep 06, 2020
Loose Units – Electric Blue - #175
49:14

Paul Verhoeven’s second book about his father John’s time in NSW police is another fantastic, action-packed and funny read. This time it’s John’s time in the Forensics Unit under Paul’s microscope. 

Electric Blue also covers some interesting father-son territory including a very difficult period in both their lives during which Paul was brutally bullied. You can hear more about that in a companion episode of The Nitty Gritty Committee also featuring Paul and John Verhoeven, here.


Show notes for Episode 175:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Paul Verhoeven and John Verhoeven

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If you or someone you know is being bullied, contact The Bully Project: https://thebullyproject.com.au/get-help/


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Sep 01, 2020
Victorian Rape Survivors Silenced - #174
27:58

Warning: please be advised this episode contains accounts of sexual assault. Listener discretion is advised.


Journalists Nina Funnel and Sherelle Moody discovered a very big problem with a new piece of legislation passed in Victoria in February 2020. They’ve been helping rape survivors lobby the Victorian Attorney-General Jill Hennessey for several months demanding a fix for the problem without meaningful engagement let alone success. On August 26, Nina published an opinion piece about the legislation on news.com.au which has caused major upheaval in the survivor community and terse acknowledgement from Government, (along with a healthy dose of gaslighting from certain sections of the media.)

Nina Funnell joins us with the facts, as does a newly silenced survivor. 


1800RESPECT if you or someone you know has been effected by sexual assault. 

https://www.1800respect.org.au/


The #LetUsSpeak initiative and campaign.

https://rasara.org/let-us-speak


Show notes for Episode 174:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Nina Funnell and Anonymous Rape Survivor

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Aug 30, 2020
Repost: #LetHerSpeak Janelle O’Connor’s sexual assault. WARNING – VIOLENT CONTENT - #159
53:59

This episode is a repost of episode #159, originally published on May 21st 2020.


Janelle O’Connor was the first person in the State of Tasmania to exercise her right to be named as a rape survivor, on the 24th of April 2020. Up until then it was illegal for rape survivors to self-identify. Janelle and NinaFunnel, the founder of the #LetHerSpeak campaign join us to explain the legal changes, and Janelle tells us her story. 


WARNING – This is an extremely disturbing story, please exercise discretion. 


Show notes for Episode 159:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Janelle O’Connor and Nina Funnell

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If you or someone you know has been the victim of a sexual assault call 1800Respect for help, advice and further referral. That’s 1800 737 732


Or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14


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Aug 30, 2020
The Golden Age of Armed Robbery - #172
46:08

Bank robbers like Russell ‘Mad Dog’ Cox and Ray Denning were household names in Australia in the 1980s, when they brazenly escaped prison and taunted police for years. Author Mark Dapin joins us to talk about this period in Australian history.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 172:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Mark Dapin

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Aug 16, 2020
Patricia Simmons and her baby brother Robert - #171
31:23

Patricia Simmons is a child protection worker. Her commitment to helping children find safety is rooted in her own dysfunctional childhood and in her relationship with her baby brother Robert.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 171:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Patricia Simmons

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Thank you to Suzie Ratcliffe from Leave a Light on Inc for connecting us with Patricia Simmons. You can support Leave a Light On over at Facebook.


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Aug 09, 2020
Simon Fenech is Breaking Good - #170
48:06

Simon Fenech’s ice addiction transformed him from an athlete, husband and father with a 5 bedroom house and a Harley to a former inmate lining up for food parcels at inner city churches. How did he lose so much and how has he found so much more? He joins us to explain.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 170:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Simon Fenech

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Aug 02, 2020
My Adoption Story is True Crime - #169
45:19

Liz Colenso discovered as an adult that she was adopted. Her search for her biological mother uncovered a tragic and frightening story. 


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 169:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Liz Colenso

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For Confidential information, counselling and support service for family violence 1800 Respect on 1800 737 732 


Lifeline 131 114


Men's Referral Service on 1300 766 491 


The website of the Victorian Adoption Network for Information and Self Help (VANISH) has lots of information and links to other similar support organisations around Australia for people who have been adopted www. vanish.org.au


Woman who killed ‘had hell on earth’ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=h-NjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=VJIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6934%2C6183761


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Jul 26, 2020
The Unsolved Murder of Emma Pawelski - #168
40:00

There are people in Adelaide who know who murdered Emma Pawelski and why. Her mother and her sister are desperate for them to come forward and tell them. 


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 168:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Sharon McKell

More about Emma's case here

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Jul 19, 2020
The First Time He Hit Her - #167
47:57

Canberra mum Tara Costigan was holding her newborn baby when her ex-partner murdered her in front of her other small children. Although he’d been verbally abusive, it was the first time he hit her. 

Heidi Lemon has written a book with Tara’s family and she and Tara’s Aunt Maria join us to talk it.


Source audio: 7.30 Report https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/family-speaks-of-tara-costigans-life-and-death/7642974


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 167:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Heidi Lemon and Maria Costigan

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If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, or domestic or family violence contact:

1800 Respect (1800 737 732)

Lifeline (13 11 14)

Men’s Referral Service (1300 766 491)

Relationships Australia (1300 364 277)

WithRespect (1800 542 847 or visit www.withrespect.org.au)


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Jul 12, 2020
Gemini Rules Breathing - Astrologer Maggie Kerr
26:59

Old School Nitty Gritty Committee is back!

Maggie Kerr is an astrologer of over 30 years’ experience. She says everything that’s happening right now is just down to patterns and it’s all linked to things that’ have happened before.

Today, Maggie’s telling us what patterns are playing out right now and in our immediate future.


Show notes for Episode 721:

Your host is Meshel Laurie

With thanks to guest Maggie Kerr https://www.universalastrology.com.au/

Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Podcast/The-Nitty-Gritty-Committee-with-Meshel-Laurie-782980195220726/

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Jul 09, 2020
Undercover Copper Keith Banks - #166
50:01

Keith Banks was a clean living country boy when he joined QLD Police in the 70s but it took him to some very dark places. He joins us to talk about it.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 166:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Keith Banks

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Jul 05, 2020
The Jaidyn Leskie Murder - #165
46:02

The murder of 14-month-old Jaidyn Leskie is officially unsolved. Journalist and author Michael Gleeson explains the prosecution’s theory as to how he died and the many distractions that prevented his killer seeing justice.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 165:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Michael Gleeson from The Age and Sydney Morning Herald

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Jun 28, 2020
The Childers Backpackers Fire - #164
39:22

Journalist Paul Cochrane was learning the ropes in regional news when he found himself covering the biggest story of his life, an arson attack in a remote Queensland fruit-picking town that took the lives of 15 young backpackers. He and other witnesses, survivors and victims’ families are revisiting the tragedy 20 years on in a podcast, Childers The Full Story and he joins us to tell us about it. 


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 164:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Paul Cochrane

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Jun 21, 2020
How Lisa Harnum Changed the Conversation - #163
46:20

Lisa Harnum’s life and death changed the way we think, talk and report about domestic violence in Australia. Former Daily Telegraph Chief Court Reporter and author of The Fall, Amy Dale joins us to explain.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 163:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Amy Dale

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Jun 17, 2020
The Unsolved Disappearance of Revelle Balmain - #162
39:01

Stunning young model and dancer Revelle Balmain disappeared in November 1994, just days before realising her dream off moving to Japan to perform. When the police got involved, they discovered her secret life. 


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 162:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to John Dale and Clinton Barter

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Jun 10, 2020
Shark Arm - #161
43:37

Two wealthy Sydney-siders get more than they bargain for when they team up with 2 small-time criminals in this extraordinary depression-era story of two unsolved murders and one nauseous shark.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 161:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Kevin Meagher and Phillip Roope

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Visit our Bookshop to find Shark Arm: A Shark, A Tattooed Arm and Two Unsolved Murders

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Jun 03, 2020
A witness finds his courage and a killer is convicted - #160
34:39

Paul Bellia was just 16, hanging out with his friend Ricky Balcombe in the local shopping mall on a Friday afternoon when an older man walked up to them and stabbed Ricky to death in 1995. Paul spent the following 23 years caught between police asking him to testify against their main suspect and the many intimidating people in his community warning him not to. Some of whom had once been his friends. He also had his own demons to deal with.  

The events during and after the trial that saw Ricky’s killer finally convicted, seemed to prove Paul was right to be intimidated. 


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 160:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Greg Dundas

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May 27, 2020
#LetHerSpeak Janelle O’Connor’s sexual assault. WARNING – VIOLENT CONTENT - #159
53:59

Janelle O’Connor was the first person in the State of Tasmania to exercise her right to be named as a rape survivor, on the 24th of April 2020. Up until then it was illegal for rape survivors to self-identify. 

Janelle and Nina Funnel, the founder of the #LetHerSpeak campaign join us to explain the legal changes, and Janelle tells us her story. 


WARNING – This is an extremely disturbing story, please exercise discretion. 


Show notes for Episode 159:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Janelle O’Connor and Nina Funnell

Support #LetHerSpeak

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If you or someone you know has been the victim of a sexual assault call 1800Respect for help, advice and further referral.

That’s 1800 737 732


Or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14


If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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May 20, 2020
The Sting – Catching Daniel Morcombe’s Killer - #158
45:23

Although Queensland police visited Brett Peter Cowan just days after Daniel Morcombe first disappeared in 2003, it took 8 years, an inquest and an incredibly intricate covert operation for them to find a way to convict him of Daniel’s abduction and murder.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 158:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Kate Kyriacou

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May 13, 2020
The Narelle Fraser Conversations - Kira Olney - #157
1:25:50

To celebrate our first Australian True Crime online livestream this Saturday Night, starring Narelle Fraser and Ron Iddles, we’re releasing an extra episode this week. It’s another in the series of Narelle Fraser Conversations.


Join us for our very first video live stream event, this Saturday May 16th at 8pm, Narelle Fraser and Ron Iddles, and some other surprises. Purchase your tickets here > https://bit.ly/2L1XK9m


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 157:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Narelle Fraser and Kira Olney

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May 12, 2020
The shocking murder of Bride-to-be Stephanie Scott - #156
51:17

The rape and murder of country schoolteacher Stephanie Scott by school handyman Vincent Stanford just a week before her wedding shocked Australia. Journalist Monique Patterson was the editor of the local paper The Leeton Irrigator at the time, she talks to Emily about the week between Stephanie’s disappearance and the day her remains were found, and the lasting impact on the community. 


Plus we catch up with Jamie Pultz from “Beenham Valley Road” about his latest podcast, “Who Killed Leanne Holland.”


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 156:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Monique Patterson and Jamie Pultz

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May 06, 2020
The Narelle Fraser Conversations - Patrick Tidmarsh - #155
46:18

Patrick Tidmarsh is a leading authority on sexual offending, and the investigation of sexual crime. He trains and lectures investigators all over the world on how to improve their response to both offenders and victims. 

Narelle Fraser is a former Rape Squad and the Homicide Squad Detective with a focus on victims.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 155:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Patrick Tidmarsh and Narelle Fraser

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Apr 29, 2020
The Narelle Fraser Conversations – Retired Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Sandra Nicholson - #153
46:14

Retired Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Sandra Nicholson isn’t the kind of person who seeks attention. Fortunately Narelle knows what an impressive copper lurks beneath the mild-mannered exterior of this quietly spoken lady. She’s even sent other coppers to jail. Sandra Nicholson is a hands-on, supportive leader, but she’s no pushover.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 153:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Retired Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Sandra Nicholson

Read Women in Policing on VicPol

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Apr 15, 2020
Do Policemen Have a Soul? With Gary Raymond - #152
49:16

Gary Raymond worked some of the highest profile and most challenging cases in NSW policing in living memory, including the brutal abduction and murder of Anita Cobby and the drive-by shooting of 5-year-old Tess Debrincat. He was also deployed to assist Sri Lankan authorities in body recovery after the 2006 Boxing Day Tsunami. His life outside of policing is unlike any we’ve heard described on the podcast before.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 152:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Gary Raymond

Read Gary's story

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Apr 08, 2020
The Narelle Fraser Conversations – Michele Williams QC Senior Crown Prosecutor - #151
47:22

Narelle Fraser dusts off her celebrated interviewing skills for a special series of episodes of Australian True Crime to be featured intermittently throughout the year. In this episode the speaks to legendary Senior Crown Prosecutor Michele Williams QC.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 151:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Narelle Fraser and Michele Williams QC.

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Apr 01, 2020
Welcome To Hell: Yvie Jones
25:17

We caught up with Yvie Jones from Gogglebox and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here for a YouTube Livestream on Friday night. Here are some highlights.


We’ll be doing it again this Friday from 6pm and we’d love you to join us on the Australian True Crime Podcast YouTube channel


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Mar 30, 2020
Where did Elmer Crawford go? (After murdering his wife and children) - #150
33:04

Elmer Crawford committed the ultimate crime of family violence in a callous and calculated way, but what he did next remains a fascinating mystery.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 150:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Greg Fogarty

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Mar 25, 2020
Welcome to Hell Trailer
45:13

Meshel is locked inside with her children and her mother. It's only been a week and it's hell. Her friend comedian Nelly Thomas has a bit of practice but she still loses it sometimes. They have some interesting, unexpected guests lined up, and there's already an episode to sample on Meshel's Nitty Gritty feed. https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/meshel-lauries-nitty-gritty-committee/id980139628#episodeGuid=4c9c8dc6-1d26-4445-9a3b-cc9cbfbebf81

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Mar 21, 2020
Tara Schultz and the Price of Survival - #149
42:40

Tara Schultz is a survivor of many crimes perpetrated against her in childhood. She joins us to share some uncomfortable truths about the difficulties of meeting the ongoing financial costs of her survival.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 149:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Tara Schultz

Follow Tara on Twitter

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Mar 18, 2020
Narelle Fraser meets Victor Peirce at the shops - #148
45:08

Narelle Fraser thought her number was up when she ran into the notorious armed robber Victor Peirce at the shops. She also gives us an update on an unsolved case from her days in the sex crimes squad.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 148:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Narelle Fraser

Get tickets to Narelle's live show on March 28th

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Mar 11, 2020
Journalist Anthony Dowsley on Paul Dale, Lawyer X et al. A Different Perspective - #147
32:15

Anthony Dowsley’s dogged reporting over several years unmasked lawyer Nicola Gobbo as a police informant and has played a significant role in exposing some of the unorthodox methods employed by Victoria Police in their desperate war against the underworld in the early 2000s. 


Entire interview available on Patreon.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 147:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Anthony Dowsley

Listen to Part 1 of our interview with Paul Dale

Listen to Part 2 of our interview with Paul Dale

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Mar 11, 2020
Paul Dale Pt 2. The Crimes in Question #146
59:57

“Disgraced former Drug Squad Detective” Paul Dale was charged with robbery, and then with murder. Some find it hard to believe he’s not in jail or dead, he says he’s an innocent victim of the Lawyer X scandal. You be the judge.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 146:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Paul Dale and Vikki Petraitis

Listen to Part 1 of our interview with Paul Dale

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Mar 04, 2020
“Disgraced” Paul Dale. Victim or Villain? - #145
52:22

“Disgraced former Drug Squad Detective” Paul Dale has seen his reputation so destroyed that his lawyer says he’s virtually beyond defamation. As his biographer Vikki Petraitis puts it, he’s been accused of everything, and yet, he’s never been convicted of anything. Is he the victim of a huge conspiracy, or the luckiest villain in the ongoing saga of the Melbourne Gang war? You be the judge as he joins us to tell his story over two weeks.


Show notes for Episode 145:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Paul Dale and Vikki Petraitis.

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Feb 26, 2020
Missing No More – the Gruesome Truth of the barrel at the barbecues - #144
32:48

Two “missing” women are found to have suffered similar gruesome fates. Author and journalist Liz Porter returns to tell us the truth about Sylvia Cave and Edwina Boyle.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 144:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Liz Porter

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Feb 19, 2020
Defending the Indefensible - #143
50:14

Tim Marsh defends people we call monsters. He’s Chief Counsel at Victoria Legal Aid, and in the last year alone he’s represented 2 men charged with crimes that rocked the nation. Tim joins us to tell us why he does it, how he copes with it, and about the surprising encounter with a victim’s family member that devastated him.  


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 143:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Tim Marsh.

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Feb 12, 2020
105 signs of Recent Injury - #142
59:02

Jamie Pultz is a former Queensland police officer who’ll soon be launching a podcast investigation into the murder of Leanne Holland. He talks to us about that and about his last podcast project, Beenham Valley Road. We also check up on one of the most memorable guests from Beenham Valley Road. 


This episode features the Beenham Valley Road theme song, “Piece is Heaven” by Pete Allen Music. Available on itunes. 


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 143:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Jamie Pultz

Listen to Beenham Valley Road

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Feb 05, 2020
Special Extra: Clunes Cluedo Episode One
24:49

This is the first episode of Alice Mitchell’s podcast about Nina Nicholson’s unsolved murder, Clunes Cluedo. You’ll find it sometimes overlaps with this week’s episode of ATC, but it’s well worth listening to both because there are some really special details included in this one. 


You can subscribe to Clunes Cluedo wherever you get your podcasts. 


Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Alice Mitchell 

More about #JusticeforNina at Instagram/clunescluedo

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Jan 29, 2020
Justice for Nina - Clunes Unsolved - #141
47:48

Alice Mitchell is the second cousin of a young woman called Nina Nicholson who was murdered in 1991 on the porch of her home in Clunes, Ballarat (VIC). Nina was a paediatric nurse who was heading out to work when she was attacked. Her murder is still unsolved.

 

Alice, who is a private investigator, has become the family sleuth in this case and is letting people know about Nina's case and wants to get a second coronial inquest to look at the murder.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 141:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Alice Mitchell 

More about #JusticeforNina at Instagram/clunescluedo

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Jan 29, 2020
Ram Tiwary: The miscarriage of justice you’ve probably never heard of - #140
57:10

Author Liz Porter, Author of Crime Scene Asia, tells us the unbelievable and disturbing case of Sydney-based Singaporean student Ram Tiwary who spent eight years in a NSW jail for a double murder that he didn't commit.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 140:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Liz Porter 

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 Bookshop

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Jan 22, 2020
Arson. - #139
40:11

“Two things can be true at once,” and arson is part in Australia’s bushfire story.


Dr Troy McEwan is an associate professor in clinical and forensic psychology at Monash university. Her research is focussed on the assessment and treatment of stalking, domestic violence and arson.

 

Chloe Hooper, author of excellent books The Arsonist and The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island.


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 139:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Dr Troy McEwan and Chloe Hooper

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Jan 15, 2020
Fiona’s fight to find her husband Bruce’s body - #138
34:56

Fiona Splitt started an intense advocacy campaign in Queensland to have the "no body, no parole" legislation introduced after the murder of her partner Bruce Schuler in 2012. Bruce was gold fossicking in the remote Palmerville Station area in Cape York, Australia when he was murdered. His body has never been found and a rogue, outback couple Stephen and Dianne Struber were convicted of his murder.


Thanks to Fiona’s immense efforts The “no body, no parole” legislation was introduced. The Strubers will never be released from prison because they deny they murdered Bruce. 


Fiona still holds hope Bruce's remains will be found and continues to push for information so she can bring Bruce home. Fiona tells us about her latest step in her quest to find Bruce. 


Previously we spoke with author Robert Reid who wrote about the case in his book Murder on the River of Gold (episode 122).


Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


Show notes for Episode 138

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Fiona Splitt 

More about the case at the Justice for Bruce Schuler Facebook Group

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Jan 08, 2020
Who Killed Leanne Holland Pt 2 - Graham Stafford Interview #137
50:02

Graham Stafford served 15 years for the brutal rape and murder of his girlfriend's 12-year-old sister Leanne. The conviction was overturned in 2009, but Stafford is still locked in a legal battle with the QLD Police Service to have a report into their handling of the case made public.


In the meantime he still faces scepticism and innuendo, including from a controversial episode of Channel 7's recently axed Sunday night program.


Patrons will receive an extra episode in coming weeks, in which Graham speaks specifically about the notorious Sunday Night "ambush."

Show notes for Episode 137:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Graham Stafford

For more about the case:

https://whokilledleanneholland.com/blog/

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Dec 04, 2019
Who Killed Leanne Holland? Part 1 - #136
38:01

12-year-old Leanne Holland was brutally raped and murdered in Ipswich, QLD in 1991. Her sister's boyfriend, Graham Stafford was convicted of the crime, but he maintains his innocence, and the investigation has been found wanting.

Robin Bowles included his story in her book Rough Justice, and she joins us to talk us through the case.

NEXT WEEK, Graham Stafford joins us.

Show notes for Episode 136:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Robin Bowles

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Nov 27, 2019
Shirley Finn, Dirty Girl - #135
41:46

Perth Brothel owner Shirley Finn's 1975 unsolved murder looms large over the city, with men at the highest levels of government and policing suspected of involvement. Journalist Juliet Wills, author of Dirty Girl: The State Sanctioned Murder of Brothel Madam Shirley Finn, joins us.

Show notes for Episode 135:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

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Nov 20, 2019
Crime and Sport: Australia's Great Passions - #134
41:17

From bank robbing football players to drug-dealing football players and stand-over men, (who used to be football players). Ok, they're not all football players. In their new book "Gangland, this Unsporting Life" Susanna Lobez and James Morton have applied their meticulous reporting skills to the intersection of Australian sport and Australian crime. It's very fertile ground.

Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.

Show notes for Episode #134:

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With thanks to Susanna Lobez

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Nov 13, 2019
Julie's Big Drug Importation Adventure - #133
44:49

When Julie was a teenager in 1970s Australia, she and her friends decided to try their hands at drug smuggling. It didn't turn out well, despite the assistance of the Victorian Narcotics Squad.

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Nov 06, 2019
Jock Palfreeman's Quasi Bulgarian Parole - #132
48:17

Australian Jock Palfreeman has been in a Bulgarian prison since 28 December 2007 when he was taken into custody for the stabbing murder of Andrei Monov. He says Monov and his friends were attacking two young Roma men, known colloquially as “gypsies”, and he was defending them. The victim’s father says he’s a monster. Australian Story producer and author of the Palfreeman family’s story, Every Parent’s Nightmare, Belinda Hawkins joins us to tell us about the Jock Palfreeman she knows.

Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.

Show notes for Episode 132:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Belinda Hawkins

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Oct 30, 2019
Re-Issue: Milat Family Insider Special Extra - #131
18:02
The “Milat family insider” quoted extensively in Australian media this week is actually our friend Amanda Howard, from the "Monsters Who Murder" podcast. She gives us an update and an insight into her work, as well as a prediction as to whether we can expect a death bed confession.
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Oct 28, 2019
Re-Issue: The Woman Who Thinks Ivan Milat is Innocent - #130
53:03
Amanda Howard, the Serial Killer Whisperer joins us again to talk about the holes she believes are in the case against Ivan Milat. Amanda corresponds with Milat in jail.
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Oct 28, 2019
Dead Man Walking: The Killing of Michael McGurk - #129
33:45

Michael McGurk was murdered with a single gunshot to the head outside his family home in Cremorne in 2009. He described himself as a businessman but others, including politicians and royalty said he was an extortionist, a fraudster and an arsonist. He confided in our guest, legendary journalist Kate McClymont about who he thought might kill him just 10 days before his death.

Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.

Show notes for Episode 129:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Kate McClymont

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Oct 23, 2019
The Abduction of Joanne Ratcliffe and Kirste Gordon - #128
43:55
11-year-old Joanne Ratcliffe was the kind of well-mannered, responsible girl often entrusted to care for younger children. She was no match though for a grown man who seized the opportunity to snatch her and her 4-year-old friend from Adelaide Oval in 1973.
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Show notes for Episode 128:
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With thanks to Suzie Ratcliffe
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Oct 16, 2019
Jack and Stacey and Ice in the Latrobe Valley - #127
40:11
22-year-old Jack Nankervis was stabbed 70 times by a teenager he didn’t know. His girlfriend Stacey is still trying to put her life back together five years later and understand why it really happened and why no one else seems interested in finding out.
Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.
Show notes for Episode 127:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Stacey Patton.
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Oct 09, 2019
Dianne Brimble: By Her Ex-husband Mark - #126
44:40

Dianne Brimble died an unnecessary death in the company of strange, cruel men on a cruise she’d saved years for. She’s had no justice, but her ex-husband still fights for her dignity.

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Warning: please be advised this episode contains accounts of sexual assault. Listener discretion is advised.

Show notes for Episode 126:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Mark Brimble

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Oct 02, 2019
Operation Zhivago: A Narelle Fraser Case - #125
46:18

Narelle is back with a case that’s very close to her heart because it’s connected to her time working with her favourite boss Lorraine Blackwell at Broadmeadows CPS. Lorraine pioneered a victim-focussed approach to the investigation of sexual assault and her influence can still be seen in the Victorian Police force today.

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Show notes for Episode 125:

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With thanks to Narelle Fraser

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Sep 25, 2019
Is Sydney Even Sydney Without The Seedy Cross? - #124
39:05
Sexy gangster, porn star, part-time models. A letter bomb and a tv home shopping star having sex with another tv home shopping star in a police station before faking his own death and escaping Australia. How has there never been an Underbelly series about this True Crime story from Kings Cross in 1998?
As NSW the Premier announces a rollback of the lockout laws, veteran Sydney journalist Mark Morri has finally written a book about this case and these extraordinary people. It’s called “Hate Mail” and he joins us to talk about it, and the truth behind the recent lull in violent crime in Sydney.
Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.
Show notes for Episode 124:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Mark Morri.
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Sep 18, 2019
The Wettenhall Family Murders Rocked the Small Community of Barrabool - #123
49:37

The Wettenhall Family murders rocked the small community of Barrabool in Victoria. The revelations that came to light in the aftermath however, reflected the sad state of affairs for so many living in regional Australia.

Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.

Show notes for Episode 123:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Neal Drinnan and Bob Perry.

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Sep 11, 2019
Australia's Badlands: The Palmerville Station Murder - #122
39:10
From Far North Queensland's Cape York comes the terrifying story of the Strubers of Palmerville Station who terrorised gold prospectors for years until they eventually turned to bloody murder. No, this story isn't from the 19th century, this is the story of the murder of Bruce Schuler in 2012.
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With thanks to Robert Reid.
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Sep 04, 2019
Cardinal Pell's Next Destination, Ararat - #121
39:56
Dr Karen Owen designed the treatment program for sex offenders used by Corrections Victoria. She helps us understand what’s in store for Cardinal George Pell now that he’s leaving the Melbourne Assessment Prison and heading for more long term accommodation.
Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.
Show notes for Episode 121:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Dr Karen Owen, Forensic and Clinical Psychologist and international expert on sex offenders.
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Aug 28, 2019
The Falconio Mystery Continues - #120
52:19
Bradley John Murdoch isn't a good man, but did he murder Peter Falconio? That's the question posed by inimitable True Crime author Robin Bowles in her book Dead Centre and she joins us to explain her exhaustive investigations. Most shocking of all, is the lack of evidence of any crime having been committed.
Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.
Show notes for Episode 120:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Robin Bowles.
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Aug 21, 2019
Greenough Murders: Fighting to Keep a Killer in Jail - #119
42:43
Karen MacKenzie and her three children were murdered in their Western Australian home in 1993. For her sister Evalyn, the nightmare never ends. She joins us to explain the many ways in which it’s impacted on her life and continues to do so, every day.
Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.
Show notes for Episode 119:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Evalyn Clow.
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Aug 14, 2019
Missing But Not Forgotten: A Sister's Story - #118
47:51
It’s National Missing Persons Week in Australia. You can’t look at a missing persons case without at least considering it through the crime filter, even when the last person to see your little brother alive, was your sister. This was the scenario that confronted Jacinta Jackson when her brother Donny disappeared from a camping trip 7 years ago, and she joins us in this episode to talk about it.
Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.
Show notes for Episode 118:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Jacinta Jackson
Live it Up is by Donny's favourite artist 360 (feat. PEZ.),from the 2014 Album Utopia.
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Aug 07, 2019
Remembering Bree - #117
38:55
The pain of living with loss and injustice. An extraordinarily intimate kitchen table conversation between the family of Bree Jones who died of a drug overdose at the age of 16, at a party in 1995. No one has ever been held responsible for her death despite the best efforts of her family, investigators and the NSW Coroner. Her sister and parents recorded their own episode of Australian True Crime.
Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.
Show notes for Episode 117:
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With thanks to Summa, Maree and Wayne Jones
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Jul 31, 2019
Murder in Albury - Kim Meredith's Parents and the 5 Minute Window: A Belinda Neil Case - #116
42:29
Bob and June Meredith were living a simple but idyllic life with their teenage children in Albury in 1996, until a chance encounter with a stranger tore it apart. They join us to tell us about the murder of their daughter Kim. Later in the episode, former homicide detective and lead investigator Belinda Neil joins us to talk about how Kim’s murder investigation changed her life.
Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.
Show notes for Episode 116:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Bob Meredith, June Meredith and Belinda Neil.
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Jul 24, 2019
Death on the Derwent - #115
45:32
One man’s mysterious disappearance has become a decade-long tragedy for two Tasmanian women, from different sides of the tracks. Author Robin Bowles has developed a close friendship with one of the women and joins us to talk about her new book on the case.
Show notes for Episode 115:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Robin Bowels
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Jul 17, 2019
Journalist Andrew Rule's Scariest Case - #114
1:14:15
It's easy to forget it takes a lot of courage to write stories about bad guys week after week. Andrew Rule has irritated some of the baddest in the business and every so often it gets a little bit scary. Andrew joined Meshel and Emily live on stage recently at Melbourne's Chapel off Chapel to talk about a case involving many twists and turns, and one of the scariest times in his reporting career.
Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.
Show notes for Episode 114:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Andrew Rule
This episode was recorded live at https://chapeloffchapel.com.au/
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Jul 10, 2019
My Brother the Paedophile Priest - #113
50:13
Margaret Harrod and her twin brother Michael both dedicated their lives to God, she as a nun and he as a priest. Their family was the envy of their Catholic community, but there were many secrets inside their home and eventually Margaret found the courage and the faith to call every one of them out. It continues to be a traumatic journey.
Margaret's book, co written with journalist Sue Smethurst is called "Blood on the Rosary".
Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.
Show notes for Episode 113:
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Jul 03, 2019
A Kiwi Teen Almost Killed the Queen. Kia Ora cuz! - #112
41:35
In 1981, a psychopathic New Zealand teenager came very close to assassinating Queen Elizabeth. Embarrassed police not only covered it up but sent him away to Australia, a free man. Why haven't we seen that on the Crown? Former high-ranking New Zealand Detective, now Gold Coast retiree Tom Lewis tried to tell the world and was driven out of his homeland. He and his granddaughter Maria join us to tell the incredible story that's now the subject of a major corruption investigation in New Zealand.
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Show notes for Episode 112:
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With thanks to Tom and Maria Lewis
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Jun 26, 2019
The De Gruchy Family Murders - #111
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Belinda Neil was settling in on her first day in the homicide squad when she took a phone call that would change the course of her career. An unassuming suburban mother and two of her three teenage children had been brutally murdered. Later that day Belinda and her colleagues would attend the most traumatising crime scene of their careers. One of her colleagues left the police force that day, never to return. This is the case of the De Gruchy family murders. Former Detective Belinda Neil talks us through the investigation.
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Show notes for Episode 111:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Belinda Neil
Belinda is on the board of http://fearless.org.au/
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Jun 19, 2019
Anne Hamilton Byrne and The Family - #110
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From humble beginnings in suburban Melbourne to reincarnation as Jesus Christ, a cohort of devoted, well-heeled followers and an enviable real estate portfolio, Anne Hamilton Byrne who died in a nursing home last week really was the quintessential 20th Century cult leader. The only thing more shocking than the abuse she inflicted on dozens of children in her care throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, is how various Governmental authorities approved of her guardianship over them in the first place.This interview with journalist Chris Johnston, who created the book and documentary The Family with Rosie Jones, first aired last year. The companion interview with former detective Lex De Man, whom you'll hear a lot about in this interview, was recorded the day after Anne's death.
Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.
Show notes for Episode 110:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Chris Johnston
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Jun 16, 2019
Lex De Man on Anne Hamilton Byrne's Death - #109
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When former Detective Lex De Man received a text reading simply, "The Witch is Dead!" he knew exactly what it meant. Since attending a school fire in the small Victorian town of Monbulk in 1987, Lex's life has been consumed with trying to bring about some justice for the people whose childhood's were stolen by Anne.
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Show notes for Episode 109:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Lex De Man
Listen to previous episode on ‘The Family’, Episode 41 with Chris Johnston https://australiantruecrimepodcast.com/notorious-cult-the-family-with-chris-johnston/
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Jun 16, 2019
The David Hookes Matter with Charlie Bezzina - #108
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Homicide Detective Charlie Bezzina received a phone call about a man who'd been punched outside a popular St Kilda pub during an altercation with a bouncer. The man was clinging to life, but the prognosis wasn't good. The caller said there was one more detail Charlie needed to know, the victim was International Cricket legend and television commentator David Hookes.
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Show notes for Episode 108:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Charlie Bezzina
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Jun 12, 2019
Frankston Serial Killer Investigation Re Issue - #107
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Charlie Bezzina was lead investigator on the Frankston Serial Killer Case in which Carmel and Brian's daughter Natalie was the final victim. In this episode Charlie talks us through the investigation.
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Show notes for Episode 107:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Charlie Bezzina
To support Carmel and Brian please donate to: https://www.gofundme.com/keeptherussellsinfrankston
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Jun 05, 2019
26 Years After Our Daughter's Murder, We Need Help - #106
45:32
The Frankston Serial Killer took their 17-year-old daughter Natalie in 1993, and Carmel and Brian have lived through many more challenges since then. Now they're looking at eviction from their home of 30 years and they're very reluctantly asking for help.
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Show notes for Episode 106:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Carmel and Brian Russell
To support Carmel and Brian please donate to: https://www.gofundme.com/keeptherussellsinfrankston
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Jun 05, 2019
ATC Extra. The Family of the Deceased - #105
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Emily is joined by Sandra Charlton, the cousin of Vicki Arnold. Vicki was the woman accused of murdering her best friend Julie-Anne Leahey before killing herself in this week's episode of Australian True Crime. Sandra tells us what it's like to be thrust into the spotlight of a homicide investigation, and to have to clear a beloved relative's name.
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Show notes for Episode 105:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Sandra Charlton
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May 31, 2019
A Convenient Murder Suicide: Who Killed Vicki Arnold and Julie-Anne Leahy? - #104
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BFFs to the end, Vicki and Julie-Anne died together on a lonely track in Far North QLD in 1991. The police quickly ruled it a murder suicide but the families, the community, the Australian public and relentless local journalist Robert Reid refused to give up on the many inconsistencies in the case, and the brutal death scene. Reid joins us to guide us through the many twists and turns of Vicki and Julie-Anne's case.
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Show notes for Episode 104:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Robert Reid
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May 29, 2019
The Crimes and Times of Uncle Jack Charles - #103
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Jack Charles, known respectfully and affectionately as Uncle Jack Charles is a survivor who has much to tell about life, starting from the impact of being one of the Stolen Generation; In