Australian True Crime

Australian True Crime

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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, and with the help of expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, she probes the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncovers the darkness at the heart of Australian life.


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Episodes

Shortcut: I lost custody of my son in a foreign country

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Some of you will remember Jodie Bilborough from her appearance on A Current Affair in 2019. One of their reporters traveled to Jordan in the Middle East to meet Jodie, who just won custody of her son, Laith, through the Jordanian courts after his father, her ex-husband, Ismat, had prevented her from seeing him for four years. An allegation in which he denies.The report left us on an optimistic note, although Jodie was still waiting to bring Laith home to live with her as his father had launched a legal appeal. Jodie joins us on Australian True Crime to tell us what's happened since 2019. It's a long and winding tale that I don't think any of us could have predicted five years ago.Australian True Crime LIVE is coming to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this July! It'll be full of special guests and Q+A's, and we can't wait to see you in person. You can find tickets by clicking this link.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Jodie Bilborough Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from A Current Affair. GET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/2416m 18s

I lost custody of my son in a foreign country

Some of you will remember Jodie Bilborough from her appearance on A Current Affair in 2019. One of their reporters traveled to Jordan in the Middle East to meet Jodie, who just won custody of her son, Laith, through the Jordanian courts after his father, her ex-husband, Ismat, had prevented her from seeing him for four years. An allegation in which he denies.The report left us on an optimistic note, although Jodie was still waiting to bring Laith home to live with her as his father had launched a legal appeal. Jodie joins us on Australian True Crime to tell us what's happened since 2019. It's a long and winding tale that I don't think any of us could have predicted five years ago.Australian True Crime LIVE is coming to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this July! It'll be full of special guests and Q+A's, and we can't wait to see you in person. You can find tickets by clicking this link.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Jodie Bilborough Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from A Current Affair. GET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/2443m 57s

True Crime City: Teddington Towpath Murders

Today I'm showcasing another True Crime podcast I highly recommend you check out. It’s called ‘True Crime City” and spends 12 episodes on the most notorious crimes in each city before moving onto the next city somewhere in the world. So far “True Crime City” has focused its first season on the city of London starting off with the Teddington Towpath Murders” Take a listen to True Crime City wherever you get your podcasts.Listen here on AppleShow Notes:Step into the shadows of London's tranquil Teddington Towpath, where an idyllic riverside stroll transforms into a chilling tale of mystery and murder. In this gripping podcast episode, we delve deep into the unsolved homicides that have haunted this picturesque stretch of the Thames for decades. Join us as we explore the eerie atmosphere of the towpath, uncovering clues, suspects, and theories surrounding these perplexing crimes. From whispered rumors to overlooked evidence, we unravel the enigma of the London Teddington Towpath Murders, shedding light on a dark chapter in the city's history. Tune in for a spine-tingling journey into the heart of a real-life mystery that continues to confound investigators and captivate imaginations.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732GET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/05/2424m 39s

Shortcut: The 'Beast' Who Murdered Celeste Manno Will One Day Walk Free

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. On the night of November 16th, 2020, 23 year old Celeste Manno was stabbed to death in her bed. The murderer was a man she'd met very briefly at work over a year before who'd been stalking her relentlessly ever since.Luay Sako, 39, smashed through her bedroom window with a hammer and stabbed Celeste 23 times in two and a half minutes.By the time her mother, Aggie, was woken by the commotion and made it down the hallway to her daughter's bedroom, it was too late. Earlier this year, Sako was sentenced to 36 years in prison with a minimum of 30. It came as a great shock and disappointment to Celeste's family and their supporters who'd hoped for a life sentence.There was further disappointment when the Office of Public Prosecutions announced they would not pursue the option to seek a life sentence on appeal. Aggie Di Mauro and her son Alessandro Manno are our guests today on Australian True Crime. They're here to share their story with us, but also to tell us about their campaign to change the way our legal system deals not only with stalking but also with sentencing.Links to support Celeste Manno's family:Sign the petition for Mandatory Life Sentences for MurderEvent for Celeste's Ride for Justice Rally (May 26th at Parliament House, Melbourne)Celeste's Ride for Justice Facebook groupJustice for Celeste websiteAustralian True Crime LIVE is coming to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this July! It'll be full of special guests and Q+A's, and we can't wait to see you in person. You can find tickets by clicking this link.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Aggie Di Mauro & Alessandro MannoExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from 60 Minutes, 9 News and ABC News.GET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/05/2416m 45s

The 'Beast' Who Murdered Celeste Manno Will One Day Walk Free

On the night of November 16th, 2020, 23 year old Celeste Manno was stabbed to death in her bed. The murderer was a man she'd met very briefly at work over a year before who'd been stalking her relentlessly ever since.Luay Sako, 39, smashed through her bedroom window with a hammer and stabbed Celeste 23 times in two and a half minutes.By the time her mother, Aggie, was woken by the commotion and made it down the hallway to her daughter's bedroom, it was too late. Earlier this year, Sako was sentenced to 36 years in prison with a minimum of 30. It came as a great shock and disappointment to Celeste's family and their supporters who'd hoped for a life sentence.There was further disappointment when the Office of Public Prosecutions announced they would not pursue the option to seek a life sentence on appeal. Aggie Di Mauro and her son Alessandro Manno are our guests today on Australian True Crime. They're here to share their story with us, but also to tell us about their campaign to change the way our legal system deals not only with stalking but also with sentencing.Links to support Celeste Manno's family:Sign the petition for Mandatory Life Sentences for MurderEvent for Celeste's Ride for Justice Rally (May 26th at Parliament House, Melbourne)Celeste's Ride for Justice Facebook groupJustice for Celeste websiteAustralian True Crime LIVE is coming to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this July! It'll be full of special guests and Q+A's, and we can't wait to see you in person. You can find tickets by clicking this link.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Aggie Di Mauro & Alessandro MannoExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from 60 Minutes, 9 News and ABC News.GET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/05/241h 6m

Shortcut: What a Forensic Pathologist Actually Does

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. David Ranson is one of Australia's most experienced forensic pathologists. I wrote a chapter about him in my book CSI I Told You Lies, in which he described traveling to Holland in 2014 to join the International Victim Identification Team after MH17 was shot down over Ukraine. David also worked in victim identification after the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004 and the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009.David has given forensic evidence in some of Australia's biggest criminal cases, including those of serial killer Peter Dupas, the Walsh Street police shootings and countless Melbourne underground murders. These days he's trying to move toward retirement, in his words, and concentrating on teaching, and he joins us on Australian true crime to talk about the kinds of things he's passing on to his students.Australian True Crime LIVE is coming to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this July! It'll be full of special guests and Q+A's, and we can't wait to see you in person. You can find tickets by clicking this link.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: David RansonExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/2415m 0s

What a Forensic Pathologist Actually Does

David Ranson is one of Australia's most experienced forensic pathologists. I wrote a chapter about him in my book CSI I Told You Lies, in which he described traveling to Holland in 2014 to join the International Victim Identification Team after MH17 was shot down over Ukraine. David also worked in victim identification after the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004 and the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009.David has given forensic evidence in some of Australia's biggest criminal cases, including those of serial killer Peter Dupas, the Walsh Street police shootings and countless Melbourne underground murders. These days he's trying to move toward retirement, in his words, and concentrating on teaching, and he joins us on Australian true crime to talk about the kinds of things he's passing on to his students.Australian True Crime LIVE is coming to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this July! It'll be full of special guests and Q+A's, and we can't wait to see you in person. You can find tickets by clicking this link.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: David RansonExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/241h 2m

ATC Plus UNLOCKED: The Delphi Murders

We're bringing a LIVE show of Australian True Crime to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this July! You can click here to find tickets for your city.This is an unlocked episode of ATC Plus. To listen to all ATC Plus episodes, plus gain extra benefits such as access to our first 100 episodes, early listening and ad-free episodes, sign up to ATC Plus on Apple Podcats or Acast.Teenagers Abby Williams and Libby German were dropped off at a popular hiking trail near the Monon High Bridge, just outside their hometown of Delphi, Indiana. About 40 minutes later, Libby posted a picture on her Snapchat account showing Abby carefully walking across the bridge. It was the last time they made contact with the outside world, although it wasn't the last time Libby recorded their surroundings. The girls were reported missing later that afternoon, and community members searched for them through the night. But sadly, their bodies were discovered nearby the following day. in October 2022, a local man was taken into custody. Who is he? Did he know the girls? Is there any truth to the rumors that other people may yet to be charged? The best person to ask these questions is without a doubt, journalist Susan Hendricks. *A note that this conversation was recorded in December 2023, so it may be behind in current trial developments.Click here to purchase Susan Hendricks' book, "Down the Hill".Click here to learn more about the Abby and Libby Memorial Park Lifeline on 13 11 14 13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)CREDITS:Host: Meshel LaurieGuest: Susan HendricksExecutive Producer: Matthew TankardExtra content from Inside Edition is used in this episode.GET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/241h 8m

Shortcut: The predatory music teacher who was brought to justice

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. In Episode 380 of Australian True Crime, we spoke to Anna, one of four women whose evidence convicted former South Australian teacher Trenton John Wickers of indecent assault of children and unlawful sexual intercourse with a child in the 1990s.In November of 2018, Judge Simon Stretton characterised Wickers as a serious repeat offender and sentenced him to ten years jail with a non-parole period of eight years.As the end of that minimum jail period draws near, one of the other three women who helped convict Wickers, Jane, joins us today on Australian True Crime to talk publicly for the first time. She's passionate about the importance of speaking out about historical sexual assault.As she puts it, many voices can bring about change, and this is her story.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Jane (not her real name)Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/2415m 30s

The predatory music teacher who was brought to justice

In Episode 380 of Australian True Crime, we spoke to Anna, one of four women whose evidence convicted former South Australian teacher Trenton John Wickers of indecent assault of children and unlawful sexual intercourse with a child in the 1990s.In November of 2018, Judge Simon Stretton characterised Wickers as a serious repeat offender and sentenced him to ten years jail with a non-parole period of eight years.As the end of that minimum jail period draws near, one of the other three women who helped convict Wickers, Jane, joins us today on Australian True Crime to talk publicly for the first time. She's passionate about the importance of speaking out about historical sexual assault.As she puts it, many voices can bring about change, and this is her story.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Jane (not her real name)Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/2453m 47s

Shortcut: Dabbling in Defamation

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. It's been quite a season of high-profile defamation cases in Australia in recent years. Geoffrey Rush, Craig McLachlan, Ben Roberts-Smith, and Bruce Lehrmann, to name a few. Along with the risks of airing all of your dirty laundry for the world to see, a defamation case doesn't come cheap either. Lehrmann, who recently lost his defamation lawsuit against Channel 10, is rumoured to have legal fees amounting to more than 8 million dollars.We're joined on Australian True Crime today by Victoria-Jane Otavski, a litigator with over 20 years of experience specialising in defamation law, to explain what defamation is and why these cases so rarely succeed in court.You can click here to learn more or get in contact with Victoria-Jane Otavski at Blackbay LawyersFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Victoria-Jane OtavskiExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from ABC News and 10 News FirstGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/05/2413m 32s

Dabbling in Defamation

It's been quite a season of high-profile defamation cases in Australia in recent years. Geoffrey Rush, Craig McLachlan, Ben Roberts-Smith, and Bruce Lehrmann, to name a few. Along with the risks of airing all of your dirty laundry for the world to see, a defamation case doesn't come cheap either. Lehrmann, who recently lost his defamation lawsuit against Channel 10, is rumoured to have legal fees amounting to more than 8 million dollars.We're joined on Australian True Crime today by Victoria-Jane Otavski, a litigator with over 20 years of experience specialising in defamation law, to explain what defamation is and why these cases so rarely succeed in court.You can click here to learn more or get in contact with Victoria-Jane Otavski at Blackbay LawyersFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Victoria-Jane OtavskiExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from ABC News and 10 News FirstGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/05/2441m 14s

Shortcut: The Anglican Paedophile Network of Newcastle

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Anne Manne is a journalist and social philosopher. Her new book, "Crime of the Cross", is about a paedophile network run by members of the Anglican Church in Newcastle in the 1980s and 1990s.It's made me realise that the shocking details of the crimes committed by the Catholic clergy have almost blinded me to some of the other revelations brought into the light by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (2013).This story has many similarities to those we've heard of the paedophile priest cluster in Ballarat, and the measures the Catholic Church went to to silence victims and protect offenders. However, there are also many significant differences.We urge you to purchase a copy of Anne Manne's book "Crimes of the Cross", which can be accessed by clicking this link. For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Anne ManneExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from ABC News.GET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/04/2416m 57s

The Anglican Paedophile Network of Newcastle

Anne Manne is a journalist and social philosopher. Her new book, "Crime of the Cross", is about a paedophile network run by members of the Anglican Church in Newcastle in the 1980s and 1990s.It's made me realise that the shocking details of the crimes committed by the Catholic clergy have almost blinded me to some of the other revelations brought into the light by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (2013).This story has many similarities to those we've heard of the paedophile priest cluster in Ballarat, and the measures the Catholic Church went to to silence victims and protect offenders. However, there are also many significant differences.We urge you to purchase a copy of Anne Manne's book "Crimes of the Cross", which can be accessed by clicking this link. For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Anne ManneExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from ABC News.GET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/04/241h 19m

Shortcut: One of Australia's worst serial rapists was also a WA Police Officer - Part Two

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Adrian Trevor Moore is one of Australia's worst rapists, and also a former member of the WA Police.In 2018, investigators began contacting women to tell them that Moore had used the police computer system to run background checks on them. This lead to accusations of predatory behaviour, and eventually a warrant was executed on his home which uncovered a trove of photographs and videos of him sexually abusing heavily sedated women.Over 200 individual women were featured in that material. One of those women, Josie, is today's guest on Australian True Crime.In episode #460 of Australian True Crime, we interviewed Nicole Edwards, a former WA Police Officer who is also a survivor of Adrian Trevor Moore.Like Nicole, Josie is critical of WA Police's decision to have the case investigated initially (and for some years) by Internal Affairs, rather than the Sex Crimes unit, and she's joined Nicole's campaign calling for a thorough external enquiry into the handling of the case.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: JosieExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from 9 News.GET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/2414m 44s

One of Australia's worst serial rapists was also a WA Police Officer - Part Two

Adrian Trevor Moore is one of Australia's worst rapists, and also a former member of the WA Police.In 2018, investigators began contacting women to tell them that Moore had used the police computer system to run background checks on them. This lead to accusations of predatory behaviour, and eventually a warrant was executed on his home which uncovered a trove of photographs and videos of him sexually abusing heavily sedated women.Over 200 individual women were featured in that material. One of those women, Josie, is today's guest on Australian True Crime.In episode #460 of Australian True Crime, we interviewed Nicole Edwards, a former WA Police Officer who is also a survivor of Adrian Trevor Moore.Like Nicole, Josie is critical of WA Police's decision to have the case investigated initially (and for some years) by Internal Affairs, rather than the Sex Crimes unit, and she's joined Nicole's campaign calling for a thorough external enquiry into the handling of the case.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: JosieExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from 9 News.GET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/2443m 13s

Shortcut: The Stabbing of Angus Beaumont

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Our guest today is Michelle Liddle. In February this year, she watched for the second time as two teenagers fought for their freedom after taking the life of her fifteen year old son, Angus Beaumont, in a Brisbane park in 2020. They were aged just 13 and 14 at the time of the lethal stabbing. One was on bail for armed robbery and the other was on probation.They both had significant histories of violent assaults. But even though Angus's final moments were captured on CCTV, the boys successfully appealed their initial convictions for his stabbing death and won a retrial. That judge only trial began in December 2023 and ended with one of the boys being found guilty of murder and the other guilty of manslaughter. They were sentenced to nine years and six years respectively.However, each of them is expected to serve around half of those sentences. You can support Angus' family by joining the "Justice for Angus Beaumont" page on Facebook.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Michelle LiddleExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from 7News AustraliaGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/04/2417m 12s

The Stabbing of Angus Beaumont

Our guest today is Michelle Liddle. In February this year, she watched for the second time as two teenagers fought for their freedom after taking the life of her fifteen year old son, Angus Beaumont, in a Brisbane park in 2020. They were aged just 13 and 14 at the time of the lethal stabbing. One was on bail for armed robbery and the other was on probation.They both had significant histories of violent assaults. But even though Angus's final moments were captured on CCTV, the boys successfully appealed their initial convictions for his stabbing death and won a retrial. That judge only trial began in December 2023 and ended with one of the boys being found guilty of murder and the other guilty of manslaughter. They were sentenced to nine years and six years respectively.However, each of them is expected to serve around half of those sentences. You can support Angus' family by joining the "Justice for Angus Beaumont" page on Facebook.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Michelle LiddleExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from 7News AustraliaGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/04/241h 12m

Shortcut: The Chase for Skase

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Today's episode is the story of one of Australia's infamous, flamboyant 1980s high fliers, the one and only Christopher Skase.Christopher Skase was an Australian businessman who gained notoriety in the 1980s and 1990s. Skase's empire collapsed in the early 1990s due to massive debts and allegations of corporate misconduct. He fled Australia for Spain in 1991 to avoid legal proceedings, leading to a highly publicised extradition battle. Skase remained in Mallorca, Spain, until his death in 2001, evading attempts by Australian authorities to bring him back to face charges. Our guests for this episode are Bryce Leske and Alec Renehan from the "Equity Mates" podcast. Click here to find their show on Apple Podcasts, or you can search for them on any other major podcast streaming platform.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Bryce Leske and Alec RenehanExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/04/2414m 49s

The Chase for Skase

Today's episode is the story of one of Australia's infamous, flamboyant 1980s high fliers, the one and only Christopher Skase.Christopher Skase was an Australian businessman who gained notoriety in the 1980s and 1990s. Skase's empire collapsed in the early 1990s due to massive debts and allegations of corporate misconduct. He fled Australia for Spain in 1991 to avoid legal proceedings, leading to a highly publicised extradition battle. Skase remained in Mallorca, Spain, until his death in 2001, evading attempts by Australian authorities to bring him back to face charges. Our guests for this episode are Bryce Leske and Alec Renehan from the "Equity Mates" podcast. Click here to find their show on Apple Podcasts, or you can search for them on any other major podcast streaming platform.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Bryce Leske and Alec RenehanExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/04/2434m 1s

Re-Issue: 33 year old Cold Case Solved: The Murder of Little Kylie Maybury - #14

This is a re-issue of episode #14. Originally aired July 13th, 2017.Sent on a simple errand to the local shops by her mother, six-year-old Kylie Maybury never made it home alive. Her body was found the following day, discarded in a gutter, but the circumstances of her death, and the identity of her killer remained unknown for 33 years. In the end, he was eerily close to home all along. Veteran crime reporter Keith Moor talks us through the details of the case, and the strange twists and turns in Kylie's case.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Keith Moor. You can click here to browse his published works.GET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/04/2432m 19s

Real Property - The Australian Property Market

We are shining a light on another podcast today. "Real Property" is a podcast building a community of people who are interested in Australia's property market. Join "Real Property" as we discuss the current trends and what's happening in the rapidly moving property market.Find "Real Property" on all major podcast platforms.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/04/2415m 58s

Shortcut: The Deadly Homophobia of Colonial Australia

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. This is a truly heartbreaking case from Melbourne's gold rush heyday.Although Australia is considered a youthful and progressive nation, we didn't start decriminalising homosexual acts until 1975.On this episode, we travel back to the 1870s, when Melbourne was blossoming. Shaking off her convict roots and making her mark on the world stage as a prosperous European-inspired capital.She could still be pretty inhospitable though, for anyone who didn't fit the mould...Michael Adams' 4-part series on Edward Feeney and Charles Marks, and all of his other episodes of "Forgotten Australia", can be found wherever you get your podcasts. For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Michael AdamsExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/2416m 29s

The Deadly Homophobia of Colonial Australia

This is a truly heartbreaking case from Melbourne's gold rush heyday.Although Australia is considered a youthful and progressive nation, we didn't start decriminalising homosexual acts until 1975.On this episode, we travel back to the 1870s, when Melbourne was blossoming. Shaking off her convict roots and making her mark on the world stage as a prosperous European-inspired capital.She could still be pretty inhospitable though, for anyone who didn't fit the mould...Michael Adams' 4-part series on Edward Feeney and Charles Marks, and all of his other episodes of "Forgotten Australia", can be found wherever you get your podcasts. For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Michael AdamsExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/2458m 20s

Shortcut: One of Australia's worst serial rapists was also a WA Police Officer

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Our guest today is Nicole Edwards. She served in the Western Australian Police Force for 17 years until she retired on mental health grounds in 2023. Nicole was a victim of serial rapist Adrian Trevor Moore, who was found guilty in 2022 of assaulting 13 women. He was also a WA Police Officer. Nicole's position within WA police didn't mean her case was expedited or even that it was treated within the normal parameters of a sexual assault case. You see, because of Adrian Moore's position within WA Police, they decided to keep the investigation within their internal affairs department rather than send it to the well trained and experienced officers in the Sex Crimes squad.As a result, the case and the victims were grossly mishandled. Nicole Edwards joins us today to tell her story.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Nicole EdwardsExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from ABC News.GET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/03/2415m 37s

One of Australia's worst serial rapists was also a WA Police Officer

Our guest today is Nicole Edwards. She served in the Western Australian Police Force for 17 years until she retired on mental health grounds in 2023. Nicole was a victim of serial rapist Adrian Trevor Moore, who was found guilty in 2022 of assaulting 13 women. He was also a WA Police Officer. Nicole's position within WA police didn't mean her case was expedited or even that it was treated within the normal parameters of a sexual assault case. You see, because of Adrian Moore's position within WA Police, they decided to keep the investigation within their internal affairs department rather than send it to the well trained and experienced officers in the Sex Crimes squad.As a result, the case and the victims were grossly mishandled. Nicole Edwards joins us today to tell her story.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Nicole EdwardsExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from ABC News.GET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/03/2441m 40s

True Crime Bedtime Stories: The Snapshot Killer

Today we're featuring an episode from a new podcast, True Crime Bedtime Stories. Click here to listen to their episodes on Apple Podcasts, or simply search for them on your favourite podcast app.Show notes:In today's episode, we'll learn about the kind of man your mother always warned you about.A charming stranger with a camera full of flattery and mystique, a man with a knack for spotting vulnerable young women with stars in their eyes and convincing them they were safe with him.Christopher Wilder would go on to be known as the Snapshot Killer.Our TikTok AccountOur Instagram AccountSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/03/2425m 32s

Shortcut: Update on well connected child predator

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. In episode #342 of Australian True Crime, we met a man named Glen Fisher, who told us about the abuse he suffered in a so-called youth refuge in 1980s Kings Cross.The place in question was called the "Homeless Children's Association Refuge", and it was run by one Simon Davies.In 2022, Simon Davies was convicted of historical child sex offences against two boys in 1980s. One of those boys was Glen Fisher.After that episode was published, we were contacted by a woman named Marie, who said she had more information about that story which she would like to share. Marie's life has been an odyssey, to say the least. As you'll hear though, she comes from a very different background to the boys who ended up at the Homeless Children's Association Refuge.We contacted the Australian Privacy Foundation (founded by Simon Davies) for comment, and you can see our correspondence with them on our Facebook page.Click here to purchase Glen Fisher's book "Predators Paradise".You can also find him on social media here.For Support: The Blue Knot FoundationLifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: MarieExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/03/2416m 19s

Update on well connected child predator

In episode #342 of Australian True Crime, we met a man named Glen Fisher, who told us about the abuse he suffered in a so-called youth refuge in 1980s Kings Cross.The place in question was called the "Homeless Children's Association Refuge", and it was run by one Simon Davies.In 2022, Simon Davies was convicted of historical child sex offences against two boys in 1980s. One of those boys was Glen Fisher.After that episode was published, we were contacted by a woman named Marie, who said she had more information about that story which she would like to share. Marie's life has been an odyssey, to say the least. As you'll hear though, she comes from a very different background to the boys who ended up at the Homeless Children's Association Refuge.We contacted the Australian Privacy Foundation (founded by Simon Davies) for comment, and you can see our correspondence with them on our Facebook page.Click here to purchase Glen Fisher's book "Predators Paradise".You can also find him on social media here.For Support: The Blue Knot FoundationLifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: MarieExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.comBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/03/2453m 46s

True Crime Bedtime Stories: Peter Tobin

Today we're featuring an episode from a new podcast, True Crime Bedtime Stories. Click here to listen to their episodes on Apple Podcasts, or simply search for them on your favourite podcast app. Show notes:On this episode we delve into the chilling crimes of a man who cast a dark shadow across the UK for over six decades.We’re tracing the sinister path of Peter Tobin, a name that evokes fear and intrigue in the annals of criminal history.Get ready to dive deep into a tale of brutality, cunning, and the relentless search for truth, as a serial killer is exposed.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/2427m 13s

Shortcut: The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay with David Murray - Re-issue #18

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. We're 11 weeks into 2024 and 18 Australian women have been murdered so far this year. Today we are releasing a re-issue of episode #18, a case I know many of us have been remembering as the search for Samantha Murphy goes on. It was 12 years ago that we first heard the name Allison Baden-Clay.Like Samantha Murphy, we were told that Allison, a successful, vibrant pillar of the community, had disappeared into thin air after going for a walk. Her husband and family had also made tearful plays in front of the media as photos of her attractive, smiling face were circulated. Journalist David Murray covered the case and wrote the excellent book, The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay, and he joined us to talk about it.This is an episode from behind our paywall. To access all of those episodes, plus early access to ad free new episodes, you can subscribe to ATC Plus on Apple Podcasts.You can click here to purchase "The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay".For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: David MurrayExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/03/2415m 13s

The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay with David Murray - Re-issue #18

We're 11 weeks into 2024 and 18 Australian women have been murdered so far this year. Today we are releasing a re-issue of episode #18, a case I know many of us have been remembering as the search for Samantha Murphy goes on. It was 12 years ago that we first heard the name Allison Baden-Clay.Like Samantha Murphy, we were told that Allison, a successful, vibrant pillar of the community, had disappeared into thin air after going for a walk. Her husband and family had also made tearful plays in front of the media as photos of her attractive, smiling face were circulated. Journalist David Murray covered the case and wrote the excellent book, The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay, and he joined us to talk about it.This is an episode from behind our paywall. To access all of those episodes, plus early access to ad free new episodes, you can subscribe to ATC Plus on Apple Podcasts.You can click here to purchase "The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay".For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: David MurrayExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/03/2445m 13s

Shortcut: I was stalked by my husband's ex partner

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Brisbane Journalist Nicole Madigan's experience of stalking isn't the one we've grown used to.She was stalked by her husband's ex partner for over three years, and she wrote a very thought provoking book about it, titled "Obsession".You can find links to Nicole Madigan's journalism, social media, and where to buy a copy of her book "Obsession" at www.nicolemadigan.comFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Nicole MadiganExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/03/2414m 10s

I was stalked by my husband's ex partner

Brisbane Journalist Nicole Madigan's experience of stalking isn't the one we've grown used to.She was stalked by her husband's ex partner for over three years, and she wrote a very thought provoking book about it, titled "Obsession".You can find links to Nicole Madigan's journalism, social media, and where to buy a copy of her book "Obsession" at www.nicolemadigan.comFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Nicole MadiganExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/03/2446m 19s

Shortcut: Going to the same school as your abusers

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. It's estimated that around one third of sexual assaults committed against Australian children are carried out by other children, according to the Australian Center for Child Protection. Australian children are increasingly displaying harmful sexual behaviours and there's a tendency within our society to minimise it and characterise it as normal sexual development. Our guest on Australian True Crime today, Emma, was the victim of other children's harmful sexual behaviours when she was 13 years old.We know that adult sexual predators tend to seek out vulnerable children to take advantage of. Disturbingly, that approach seems to be instinctive. As you'll hear in this episode, Emma was definitely vulnerable when her attackers singled her out from the crowd.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: EmmaExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/2417m 29s

Going to the same school as your abusers

It's estimated that around one third of sexual assaults committed against Australian children are carried out by other children, according to the Australian Center for Child Protection.Australian children are increasingly displaying harmful sexual behaviours and there's a tendency within our society to minimise it and characterise it as normal sexual development.Our guest on Australian True Crime today, Emma, was the victim of other children's harmful sexual behaviours when she was 13 years old.We know that adult sexual predators tend to seek out vulnerable children to take advantage of.Disturbingly, that approach seems to be instinctive. As you'll hear in this episode, Emma was definitely vulnerable when her attackers singled her out from the crowd.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: EmmaExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/241h 1m

Shortcut: My violent ex became a murderer

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. A couple of years ago, there was a lady called Lynda living in a small community in Australia, who had bright pink keys.She wanted them to be very visible so that she could find them quickly and get inside her house or car in the event that she was ambushed by her ex-partner.One in night in 2020, though, she didn't make it inside in time, and was bashed and stabbed to death outside her own front door.The following day, when her murder was reported on the news, it was particularly shocking for one family living not too far away: his former family.The offender had been actively stalking his ex-wife, Stephanie, and their children right up until he murdered Lynda.Stephanie joins us today on Australian true Crime to talk about her experience. We dedicate this episode to the memory of Lynda and to her family.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: StephanieExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/2413m 49s

My violent ex became a murderer

A couple of years ago, there was a lady called Lynda living in a small community in Australia, who had bright pink keys.She wanted them to be very visible so that she could find them quickly and get inside her house or car in the event that she was ambushed by her ex-partner.One in night in 2020, though, she didn't make it inside in time, and was bashed and stabbed to death outside her own front door.The following day, when her murder was reported on the news, it was particularly shocking for one family living not too far away: his former family.The offender had been actively stalking his ex-wife, Stephanie, and their children right up until he murdered Lynda.Stephanie joins us today on Australian true Crime to talk about her experience. We dedicate this episode to the memory of Lynda and to her family.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: StephanieExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/2439m 27s

Shortcut: How a Homicide Detective Prepares for a Murder Trial

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Charlie Bezzina is a former Homicide Detective who has been part of some of the biggest murder trials this country has ever seen.Charlie remains in very high demand, both as a media commentator and as a private investigator.He joins us today to talk about the process of taking a big homicide investigation to trial from the perspective of the detectives involved.The alleged High Country murder trial regarding former Jetstar pilot, Gregory Lynn, is about to begin in the Supreme Court of Melbourne. Throughout the trial, we will be bringing you special episodes of Australian True Crime that uncover the intricacies of Australia's judicial system.Charlie Bezzina will be back with us in the coming weeks, so please contact us through social media if you have any specific questions you would like him to answer.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Charlie BezzinaExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/02/2413m 42s

How a Homicide Detective Prepares for a Murder Trial

Charlie Bezzina is a former Homicide Detective who has been part of some of the biggest murder trials this country has ever seen.Charlie remains in very high demand, both as a media commentator and as a private investigator.He joins us today to talk about the process of taking a big homicide investigation to trial from the perspective of the detectives involved.The alleged High Country murder trial regarding former Jetstar pilot, Gregory Lynn, is about to begin in the Supreme Court of Melbourne. Throughout the trial, we will be bringing you special episodes of Australian True Crime that uncover the intricacies of Australia's judicial system.Charlie Bezzina will be back with us in the coming weeks, so please contact us through social media if you have any specific questions you would like him to answer.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Charlie BezzinaExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/02/2445m 5s

Shortcut: Why you should think twice about online vigilantism

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Dr Renee Zahnow is an Urban Criminologist, and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland.She joins us today on Australian True Crime to discuss productive ways of thinking about those who criminally offend, keys to prevention for at risk youths, and the harmful results of people taking justice into their own hands.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Dr Renee ZahnowExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains an audio clip from the Daily TelegraphGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/02/2415m 43s

Why you should think twice about online vigilantism

Dr Renee Zahnow is an Urban Criminologist, and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland.She joins us today on Australian True Crime to discuss productive ways of thinking about those who criminally offend, keys to prevention for at risk youths, and the harmful results of people taking justice into their own hands.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Dr Renee ZahnowExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains an audio clip from the Daily TelegraphGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/02/2446m 43s

Shortcut: The Work of WA Police's Sex Crimes Division

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Dr. Hamish Mckenzie is the Detective Superintendent of the Western Australia Sex Crimes Division. That means he's the boss.As you're about to hear, Sex Crimes is a very challenging area of policing, and Western Australia is the largest single policing jurisdiction in the world.Policing, like everything else, is done differently in WA. But according to Hamish McKenzie, child sexual assault is the one area of law enforcement where egos really do take a backseat to results. He joins us on Australian True Crime, which serving officers rarely do. So we're very grateful to talk about his work and how we can continue to work together in child protection.Click here to visit WA Police's anonymous online reporting portal.You can visit the WA Police's website by clicking here.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Dr Hamish MckenzieExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/02/2414m 19s

The Work of WA Police's Sex Crimes Division

Dr. Hamish Mckenzie is the Detective Superintendent of the Western Australia Sex Crimes Division. That means he's the boss.As you're about to hear, Sex Crimes is a very challenging area of policing, and Western Australia is the largest single policing jurisdiction in the world.Policing, like everything else, is done differently in WA. But according to Hamish McKenzie, child sexual assault is the one area of law enforcement where egos really do take a backseat to results. He joins us on Australian True Crime, which serving officers rarely do. So we're very grateful to talk about his work and how we can continue to work together in child protection.Click here to visit WA Police's anonymous online reporting portal.You can visit the WA Police's website by clicking here.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Dr Hamish MckenzieExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/02/2444m 12s

Shortcut: Was my ancestor Australia's first serial killer?

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Like many of us, our guest today has researched her family tree using an online ancestry website.Unlike most of us, Julie DiBella found a serial killer lurking in hers.Julie has spent the last couple of years researching the crimes of her great great grandfather, Robert Francis Burns, who has gone down in the histroy books as potentially Australia's first serial killer.Julie is writing a book about her infamous ancestor, and she joins us on Australian True Crime today to tell us what she's discovered so far.We will keep you updated once Julie's book on Robert Francis Burns is released. Click here to purchase her previous book on 1970s Sharpie culture: Rage - A Sharpie's Journal Click here to listen to our episode with Michael Adams from the "Forgotten Australia" podcast, about Robert Francis Burns' hangman, Elijah Upjohn.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Julie DiBellaExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/02/2413m 1s

Was my ancestor Australia's first serial killer?

Like many of us, our guest today has researched her family tree using an online ancestry website.Unlike most of us, Julie DiBella found a serial killer lurking in hers.Julie has spent the last couple of years researching the crimes of her great great grandfather, Robert Francis Burns, who has gone down in the histroy books as potentially Australia's first serial killer.Julie is writing a book about her infamous ancestor, and she joins us on Australian True Crime today to tell us what she's discovered so far.We will keep you updated once Julie's book on Robert Francis Burns is released. Click here to purchase her previous book on 1970s Sharpie culture: Rage - A Sharpie's Journal Click here to listen to our episode with Michael Adams from the "Forgotten Australia" podcast, about Robert Francis Burns' hangman, Elijah Upjohn.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Julie DiBellaExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/02/2438m 32s

Shortcut: The poet who was once a bikie associate

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Scott Keighran is a published poet.If you Google him, though, you're more likely to find him described as an associate of the Rebels Motorcycle Club, an arsonist, a kidnapper, a home invader, and an attempted murderer.Scott is well aware that his rap sheet is nothing short of terrifying. He has hurt and traumatized a lot of people.However, in 2016, when an attempt to intimidate went wrong, he ended up paying a very high price himself.Scott Keighran joins us on Australian True Crime today to talk about his reflections on his life and crimes.Click here to get a copy of Scott Keighran’s book “Prison Poetry”For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Scott KeighranExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/02/2416m 39s

The poet who was once a bikie associate

Scott Keighran is a published poet.If you Google him, though, you're more likely to find him described as an associate of the Rebels Motorcycle Club, an arsonist, a kidnapper, a home invader, and an attempted murderer.Scott is well aware that his rap sheet is nothing short of terrifying. He has hurt and traumatized a lot of people.However, in 2016, when an attempt to intimidate went wrong, he ended up paying a very high price himself.Scott Keighran joins us on Australian True Crime today to talk about his reflections on his life and crimes.Click here to get a copy of Scott Keighran’s book “Prison Poetry”For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Scott KeighranExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/02/241h 2m

Shortcut: The day this police officer was stabbed by an alleged child sex offender

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. CW: This episode contains discussions of child sexual assault.Retired Detective Sergeant John Breda narrowly escaped being murdered by an alleged child sex offender, Nick Newman, on January 26th, 2018.It is alleged that Nick Newman was 26 when he entered a sexual relationship with a 14 year old relative of his ex wife. After the child reported Newman to the police, he had made threats of "wanting to hunt her down" as well as issuing death threats to his ex-wife and family.He was wanted by the police on the day Breda and his team were informed of his whereabouts in a Maroubra pub.The altercation between Breda and Newman didn't turn out well for either of them, but there's only one of them still around to tell the tale.For reasons that will become apparent in this episode, John Breda is an enthusiastic advocate for blood donation. Please click this link to learn more about how you can contribute to blood donation.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: John BredaExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/02/2414m 5s

The day this police officer was stabbed by an alleged child sex offender

CW: This episode contains discussions of child sexual assault.Retired Detective Sergeant John Breda narrowly escaped being murdered by an alleged child sex offender, Nick Newman, on January 26th, 2018.It is alleged that Nick Newman was 26 when he entered a sexual relationship with a 14 year old relative of his ex wife. After the child reported Newman to the police, he had made threats of "wanting to hunt her down" as well as issuing death threats to his ex-wife and family.He was wanted by the police on the day Breda and his team were informed of his whereabouts in a Maroubra pub.The altercation between Breda and Newman didn't turn out well for either of them, but there's only one of them still around to tell the tale.For reasons that will become apparent in this episode, John Breda is an enthusiastic advocate for blood donation. Please click this link to learn more about how you can contribute to blood donation.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: John BredaExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/02/2449m 26s

Shortcut: My grandfather's vicious act created generational trauma

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Sarah's grandfather murdered her grandmother and hid her under the floorboards.This event has long since fallen from the news, but she joins us to share the many ways it has affected and still affects her family.Sarah is a professional woman. She's married with young children, and she takes great pride in the ordered nature of her life.It's a far cry from the chaos left behind for her father's generation by her grandparents, whose marriage came to a violent end in the 1950s.Sarah's peaceful existence has required a lot of effort on her part. The family continues to be impacted by the chaos, dysfunction, and trauma from the gruesome family headline of three-quarters of a century ago.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Sarah (not her real name).Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/01/2416m 58s

My grandfather's vicious act created generational trauma

Sarah's grandfather murdered her grandmother and hid her under the floorboards.This event has long since fallen from the news, but she joins us to share the many ways it has affected and still affects her family.Sarah is a professional woman. She's married with young children, and she takes great pride in the ordered nature of her life.It's a far cry from the chaos left behind for her father's generation by her grandparents, whose marriage came to a violent end in the 1950s.Sarah's peaceful existence has required a lot of effort on her part. The family continues to be impacted by the chaos, dysfunction, and trauma from the gruesome family headline of three-quarters of a century ago.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Sarah (not her real name).Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/01/2459m 45s

Roger Rogerson is dead. What secrets will he keep forever?

Infamous corrupt NSW police officer, Roger Rogerson, has died this week at the age of 83 from suffering a brain aneurism.Rogerson was serving a life sentence for the murder of a 20 year old Jamie Gao. His conviction for that murder was somewhat ironic, given he proudly boasted of killing three drug dealers during his police career and gotten away with it.The true extent of Rogerson's corruption and criminal activities may now never be fully uncovered.Ray Mooney, an author, playwright and former inmate of Pentridge Prison, joins us this episode to provide valuable insights into Rogerson's notorious legacy.Click here listen to our previous episode with Ray Mooney, which goes deeper into his memories and theories regarding Christopher Dale Flannery AKA Mr.Rent.A.KillFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Ray MooneyExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from Channel 7 News.GET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/2435m 57s

Shortcut: Roger Rogerson is dead. What secrets will he keep forever?

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Infamous corrupt NSW police officer, Roger Rogerson, has died this week at the age of 83 from suffering a brain aneurism. Rogerson was serving a life sentence for the murder of a 20 year old Jamie Gao. His conviction for that murder was somewhat ironic, given he proudly boasted of killing three drug dealers during his police career and gotten away with it.The true extent of Rogerson's corruption and criminal activities may now never be fully uncovered. Ray Mooney, an author, playwright and former inmate of Pentridge Prison, joins us this episode to provide valuable insights into Rogerson's notorious legacy.Click here listen to our previous episode with Ray Mooney, which goes deeper into his memories and theories regarding Christopher Dale Flannery AKA Mr.Rent.A.KillFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Ray MooneyExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from Channel 7 News.GET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/2412m 42s

Angie's Story: An honest account of sex work and heroin addiction

Our guest today is Angie. She was a sex worker and drug user for some years and she sustained a brain injury through an unsuccessful suicide attempt, which accounts for her struggle to think of words sometimes.Angie is one of a kind, as is her wife, Luna, who sat beside her during this recording. And you may hear her chime in from time to time.We've spoken to sex workers before, but never this explicitly. And when I say explicit, I don't mean sexy. I mean, we're going to be talking about violence and sexual violence in a pretty graphic way at times. It's even going to get gynecological. So if that's something that you are not comfortable with, then this one might not be for you. For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Angie and Luna (not their real names)Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/01/241h 12m

Shortcut: Angie's Story: An honest account of sex work and heroin addiction

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Our guest today is Angie. She was a sex worker and drug user for some years and she sustained a brain injury through an unsuccessful suicide attempt, which accounts for her struggle to think of words sometimes.Angie is one of a kind, as is her wife, Luna, who sat beside her during this recording. And you may hear her chime in from time to time.We've spoken to sex workers before, but never this explicitly. And when I say explicit, I don't mean sexy. I mean, we're going to be talking about violence and sexual violence in a pretty graphic way at times. It's even going to get gynecological. So if that's something that you are not comfortable with, then this one might not be for you. For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Angie and Luna (not their real names)Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/01/2419m 38s

Wanted: Escaping Thai Prison P1

On this week of Australian True Crime, we are playing an episode from one of our favourite true crime podcasts, Wanted. Wanted is a show where host Jack Laurence sits down and interviews men and women from around the world who have been or who are currently wanted by authorities.This episode is part one of a three part series on David McMillan. To listen to parts two and three, as well as all other episodes, go check out Wanted, wherever you get your podcasts.Escaping Thai Prison P1 - David McMillan show notes:David McMillan has lead a life that is almost unbelievable, its like something out of a Hollywood crime thriller.Born in the UK to Australian parents David would travel back and forth between the two countries a few times until at the age of 10 his parents divorced and he, his sister and mother made the permanent move to Melbourne.David was always different as a kid, he was expelled from school for trying to make a batch of LSD, a sign of things to come?At eighteen David got a job at the city cinema and by chance would meet some retired safe crackers, safe crackers who were looking to invest their money in the drug business. With no one that could source it for them David jumped in head first and thus changing the course of his entire life.David made millions of dollars, before an Australian task force swooped and he would spend 10 years in maximum security prison in Victoria. Once he was out he decided he was done with Australia and left for the UK, with a stop off in Thailand, a decision that would see him arrested again and facing the death penalty.Just two weeks before he was to be killed by firing squad David did something that no western has ever achieved, he escaped.Get a copy of David's book hereSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/01/2431m 9s

Can We Be Real? - Come join us

Australian True Crime is taking a well earned week off this week and we wanted to take this opportunity to shine a light on our second podcast called "Can We Be Real?' which is a weekly podcast where our amazing listeners share their deep secrets with us to dissect on the show.So while we take a short break we would love if you could support "Can We Be Real?" which is hosted by Meshel Laurie. The best way to support is to search for "Can We Be Real?" on your podcast app and then either subscribe or follow and if you like what you hear a star rating and review will push us up the charts.We really appreciate your support and can't wait to bring you more content on both podcasts this year!Find "Can We Be Real? HERE!Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/01/2459m 17s

Shortcut: My father attacked my mother in front of 300 people - Part Two

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. In the last episode of Australian True Crime, our guest Arman Abrahimzadeh OAM told the story of his childhood and adolescence. It was an existence characterized by fear and violence in which he, his sisters and their mother eventually made a pact never to allow anyone to be left alone with his father. The patriarch of the family ruled with violence and financial control. Nevertheless, Arman's mother and her children did escape with nothing but a few clothes, and they began to create a new life for themselves. After several years, his mother worked up enough courage to attend The Persian New Year celebrations at the Adelaide Exhibition Center, with hundreds of other people believing she'd be safe in such a large crowd. But later that night, Arman was woken by a terrible phone call. He was told his father, who'd also attended the event, had stabbed his mother. Today, Arman is a successful businessman in Adelaide, a member of that city's council and a member of the Order of Australia. Arman is a father, a husband, brother and he's an ambassador for Our Watch. He and his sister's have started a foundation named after their mother, Zahra Abrahimzadeh. Click here to visit the Zahra Foundation website.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Arman Abrahimzadeh OAM. Click here to visit the Zahra Foundation website.Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/01/2415m 44s

My father attacked my mother in front of 300 people - Part Two

In the last episode of Australian True Crime, our guest Arman Abrahimzadeh OAM told the story of his childhood and adolescence. It was an existence characterized by fear and violence in which he, his sisters and their mother eventually made a pact never to allow anyone to be left alone with his father. The patriarch of the family ruled with violence and financial control. Nevertheless, Arman's mother and her children did escape with nothing but a few clothes, and they began to create a new life for themselves. After several years, his mother worked up enough courage to attend The Persian New Year celebrations at the Adelaide Exhibition Center, with hundreds of other people believing she'd be safe in such a large crowd. But later that night, Arman was woken by a terrible phone call. He was told his father, who'd also attended the event, had stabbed his mother. Today, Arman is a successful businessman in Adelaide, a member of that city's council and a member of the Order of Australia. Arman is a father, a husband, brother and he's an ambassador for Our Watch. He and his sister's have started a foundation named after their mother, Zahra Abrahimzadeh. Click here to visit the Zahra Foundation website.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Arman Abrahimzadeh OAM. Click here to visit the Zahra Foundation website.Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/01/2445m 42s

Shortcut: My father attacked my mother in front of 300 people - Part One

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Arman is a high achiever by anyone standards, except possibly those of his own father. As you'll come to learn, Arman grew up in a home ruled by fear, and I must warn you that this will likely be a triggering conversation for anyone with experience of family violence. Arman's storytelling is vivid, and as much as every family is different, he manages to capture so many ways in which his family's story is all too common. This is part one of a two part special. Part two will be available later this week. Subscribe now to ATC Plus for instant access.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Arman Abrahimzadeh OAM. Click here to visit the Zahra Foundation website.Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/12/2314m 57s

My father attacked my mother in front of 300 people - Part One

Arman is a high achiever by anyone standards, except possibly those of his own father. As you'll come to learn, Arman grew up in a home ruled by fear, and I must warn you that this will likely be a triggering conversation for anyone with experience of family violence. Arman's storytelling is vivid, and as much as every family is different, he manages to capture so many ways in which his family's story is all too common. This is part one of a two part special. Part two will be available later this week. Subscribe now to ATC Plus for instant access.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Arman Abrahimzadeh OAM. Click here to visit the Zahra Foundation website.Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/12/2344m 6s

Re-Issue: Sallie-Anne Huckstepp: The Woman Who Knew Too Much - #5

This episode was originally aired on April 12th, 2017.Sallie-Anne Huckstepp had never intended to be a whistleblower, but when her drug dealer boyfriend Warren Lanfranchi was shot and killed by crooked cop Roger Rogerson, she decided to speak out. A call that would eventually end her own life, but she took it regardless. 31 years on since her body was found floating in a duck pond in Sydney’s Centennial Park, her killer is still unknown. But those close to the case have a pretty good guess of who it might be…If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Duncan McNab and Debra KrivoshowExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/12/2341m 47s

The Clink: Brent Simpson

On this episode of Australian True Crime, we're playing an episode from Brent Simpson's podcast, The Clink..Brent Simpson, who joined us on Monday's Australian True Crime episode, has a story so deep and large, that we've decided to showcase the episode where he provides an in-depth account of his childhood in his own words.It's part 1 of a 2 part series. Be sure to check out the second part, as well as all of his other amazing episodes over at The Clink. You can find them wherever you listen to your podcasts.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732GET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/2354m 16s

Shortcut: The ex-bikie enforcer who turned to mental health advocacy

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Brent Simpson is a former sergeant-at-arms for the Bandidos Motorcycle Club.Considering his childhood was marked by poverty, physical and sexual abuse, it's almost easy to imagine how he found community and connection within the bikie gang.What is hard to imagine, however, is how someone could leave that club and commit their life to mental health advocacy - a path Brent has not only embarked on but continues to do so. Be sure to tune in to Australian True Crime later this week for an episode that delves into Brent's childhood story.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Brent SimpsonExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/12/2315m 4s

The ex-bikie enforcer who turned to mental health advocacy

Brent Simpson is a former sergeant-at-arms for the Bandidos Motorcycle Club.Considering his childhood was marked by poverty, physical and sexual abuse, it's almost easy to imagine how he found community and connection within the bikie gang.What is hard to imagine, however, is how someone could leave that club and commit their life to mental health advocacy - a path Brent has not only embarked on but continues to do so. Be sure to tune in to Australian True Crime later this week for an episode that delves into Brent's childhood story.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Brent SimpsonExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/12/2349m 3s

Shortcut: My father the underworld crime figure

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Frank La Rosa and his wife Kim were murdered at a Welshpool (WA) factory on June 13, 2008.Along with being a convicted heroin importer and notorious underworld figure in Western Australia, Frank La Rosa was also a father to three children.Lisa Mahoney is one of those children. She joins us on this episode of Australian True Crime to discuss the collateral damage her father's actions have had on her own life and the lives of many others.Lisa has written a memoir about her life and her father's life as seen through her eyes, titled 'Collateral Damage'. You can purchase it by clicking here.You can also keep up to date with Lisa by following her Facebook page here.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Lisa MahoneyExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/2315m 37s

My father the underworld crime figure

Frank La Rosa and his wife Kim were murdered at a Welshpool (WA) factory on June 13, 2008.Along with being a convicted heroin importer and notorious underworld figure in Western Australia, Frank La Rosa was also a father to three children.Lisa Mahoney is one of those children. She joins us on this episode of Australian True Crime to discuss the collateral damage her father's actions have had on her own life and the lives of many others.Lisa has written a memoir about her life and her father's life as seen through her eyes, titled 'Collateral Damage'. You can purchase it by clicking here.You can also keep up to date with Lisa by following her Facebook page here.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Lisa MahoneyExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/2343m 12s

Shortcut: The international cult that has a presence in Australia

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Founded in 1972, "The 12 Tribes" presents itself as a welcoming religious sect. However, the accounts from those who have managed to escape tell a very different story.The group maintains global locations and communities, including two communities in NSW: Katoomba and Picton.Our guest for this episode is Tim Elliiott. Tim is Walkley nominated journalist who has been investigating and reporting on their activities since 2007. His podcast on The 12 Tribes "Inside The Tribe" won Best True Crime Podcast at the 2023 Australian Podcast Awards, and can be streamed wherever you get your podcasts.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Tim ElliottExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains an audio grab from A Current Affair GET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/2316m 22s

The international cult that has a presence in Australia

Founded in 1972, "The 12 Tribes" presents itself as a welcoming religious sect. However, the accounts from those who have managed to escape tell a very different story.The group maintains global locations and communities, including two communities in NSW: Katoomba and Picton.Our guest for this episode is Tim Elliiott. Tim is Walkley nominated journalist who has been investigating and reporting on their activities since 2007.His podcast on The 12 Tribes "Inside The Tribe" won Best True Crime Podcast at the 2023 Australian Podcast Awards, and can be streamed wherever you get your podcasts.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Tim ElliottExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains an audio grab from A Current Affair GET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/2341m 8s

Shortcut: The young law student who began robbing TABs - Part 2

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. This is the second part of a two part series with our guest, Arthur Bolkas.In his late teens and early twenties, Arthur was pulling double duty as a promising young law student and an armed robber.We discovered at the end of part one that Arthur was eventually captured after a very dramatic car chase through the streets of a busy inner Melbourne suburb.We now pick up our conversation with Arthurs memories and reflections from his sentencing, incarceration and life after prison.Arthur has now worked for many years as a Criminologist, activist and public speaker. He can best be contacted here on his Facebook page.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Arthur BolkasExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/2315m 53s

The young law student who began robbing TABs - Part 2

This is the second part of a two part series with our guest, Arthur Bolkas.In his late teens and early twenties, Arthur was pulling double duty as a promising young law student and an armed robber.We discovered at the end of part one that Arthur was eventually captured after a very dramatic car chase through the streets of a busy inner Melbourne suburb.We now pick up our conversation with Arthurs memories and reflections from his sentencing, incarceration and life after prison.Arthur has now worked for many years as a Criminologist, activist and public speaker. He can best be contacted here on his Facebook page.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Arthur BolkasExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/2347m 12s

Shortcut: The young law student who began robbing TABs - Part 1

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. We're going back to the "stick ups" this week with Arthur Bolkas.He's a Criminologist, actor, public speaker and proud father of two.However, before he was all of these things, he was a very promising young law student, and a flamboyant armed robber.Part two of this two part series will be released later on this week.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Arthur BolkasExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio CollegeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/12/2315m 34s

The young law student who began robbing TABs - Part 1

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. We're going back to the "stick ups" this week with Arthur Bolkas.He's a Criminologist, actor, public speaker and proud father of two.However, before he was all of these things, he was a very promising young law student, and a flamboyant armed robber.Part two of this two part series will be released later on this week.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Arthur BolkasExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auBuild your pro podcast with The Audio College Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/12/2340m 48s

Shortcut: The surge of violence in Victoria's illicit tobacco market

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Over the past eight months, more than 30 tobacco stores in Victoria have fallen victim to a series of fire bombings due to a burgeoning turf war. Marta Pascual Juanola is a crime reporter for The Age, and has written a series of stories on Victoria's illegal tobacco industry.She joins us on this episode of Australian True Crime to talk about the increasing violence in this industry, and the surprisingly big players involved.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Marta Pascual JuanolaExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains audio grabs from Channel 9 News.GET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/2311m 23s

The surge of violence in Victoria's illicit tobacco market

Over the past eight months, more than 30 tobacco stores in Victoria have fallen victim to a series of fire bombings due to a burgeoning turf war. Marta Pascual Juanola is a crime reporter for The Age, and has written a series of stories on Victoria's illegal tobacco industry.She joins us on this episode of Australian True Crime to talk about the increasing violence in this industry, and the surprisingly big players involved.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Marta Pascual JuanolaExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains audio grabs from Channel 9 News.GET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/2331m 2s

Shortcut: Falling in love with a prisoner sentenced to life

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Ashleigh (not her real name) is a kind of woman we've all heard about many times, but don't often get to hear from.A couple of years ago, Ashleigh received a letter from an inmate who is serving a life imprisonment conviction for his involvement in a double murder. They soon fell in love with each other.Ashleigh joins us today to talk about their relationship, about the realities of courtship under the ever-present eye of corrections, and about her hopes for the future. For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Ashleigh (not her real name)Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/11/2313m 59s

Falling in love with a prisoner sentenced to life

Ashleigh (not her real name) is a kind of woman we've all heard about many times, but don't often get to hear from.A couple of years ago, Ashleigh received a letter from an inmate who is serving a life imprisonment conviction for his involvement in a double murder. They soon fell in love with each other.Ashleigh joins us today to talk about their relationship, about the realities of courtship under the ever-present eye of corrections, and about her hopes for the future. For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Ashleigh (not her real name)Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/11/2350m 49s

Shortcut: The Man Who Wasn't There

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. In 2011, A young indigenous man by the name of Zak Grieve was sentenced to life in prison for a murder he didn't commit.The murder of Ray Niceforo was commissioned by his former partner Bronwyn Malyschko, and carried out by her son Chris Malyschko and accomplice Darren Halfpenny.Grieve was originally supposed to be an accomplice to the murder too, but changed his mind on the night.Despite this, due to Northern Territory's mandatory minimum sentencing laws, Grieve was sentenced to life in prison with a non-parole period of 20 years (eventually reduced to 12 years following a mercy plea).Journalist Dan Box has been reporting on crime for decades and was unexpectedly drawn into this story and family on a very personal level.He joins us to tell us about his new book "The Man Who Wasn't There" and the extraordinary man who emerged in Zak Grieve.Dan Box's "The Man Who Wasn't There" is available to purchase now.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Dan BoxExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains audio grabs from the documentary, "The Queen and Zak Grieve"GET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/11/2316m 28s

The Man Who Wasn't There

In 2011, A young indigenous man by the name of Zak Grieve was sentenced to life in prison for a murder he didn't commit.The murder of Ray Niceforo was commissioned by his former partner Bronwyn Malyschko, and carried out by her son Chris Malyschko and accomplice Darren Halfpenny.Grieve was originally supposed to be an accomplice to the murder too, but changed his mind on the night.Despite this, due to Northern Territory's mandatory minimum sentencing laws, Grieve was sentenced to life in prison with a non-parole period of 20 years (eventually reduced to 12 years following a mercy plea).Journalist Dan Box has been reporting on crime for decades and was unexpectedly drawn into this story and family on a very personal level.He joins us to tell us about his new book "The Man Who Wasn't There" and the extraordinary man who emerged in Zak Grieve.Dan Box's "The Man Who Wasn't There" is available to purchase now.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Dan BoxExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains audio grabs from the documentary, "The Queen and Zak Grieve"GET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/11/2358m 15s

Shortcut: Where is Australia getting its crystal meth?

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Australia tops almost every other country when it comes to our consumption of meth, with billions of dollars of it arriving at our shores each year.Investigative journalist Conor Woodman joins us on this episode to detail exactly where all of this methamphetamine is coming from, the destructive path it takes to get into Australia, and the steps we can take for harm minimisation. Conor Woodman’s book “Meth Road” is available now, and can be purchased here.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Conor WoodmanExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/11/2316m 59s

Where is Australia getting its crystal meth?

Australia tops almost every other country when it comes to our consumption of meth, with billions of dollars of it arriving at our shores each year.Investigative journalist Conor Woodman joins us on this episode to detail exactly where all of this methamphetamine is coming from, the destructive path it takes to get into Australia, and the steps we can take for harm minimisation. Conor Woodman’s book “Meth Road” is available now, and can be purchased here.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Conor WoodmanExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/11/2352m 3s

Re-Issue: Annette Mason: Journey to an Inquest - #42

November 2023 marks the 34th anniversary of the brutal murder of Toowoomba teenager, Annette Mason. For today's episode, we revisit one of our earliest episodes of Australian True Crime which featured an interview with Annette's sister, Linda Mason.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732GET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/11/2341m 53s

Shortcut: Convincing your husband to murder your ex

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Even though Biannca Edmunds didn't pull the trigger, Victorian homicide detectives pursued her for years with the belief that she was responsible for the death of her ex partner, Michael Caposiena.In 2016, Caposiena was murdered by Edmunds' then-husband, Glen Cassidy. Cassidy himself died that night, due to the self-defence efforts of Caposiena.Court Reporter for ABC News Melbourne, Kristian Silva, joins us this on episode to break down this bizarre and tragic assassination attempt. For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Kristian SilvaExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/2314m 3s

Convincing your husband to murder your ex

Even though Biannca Edmunds didn't pull the trigger, Victorian homicide detectives pursued her for years with the belief that she was responsible for the death of her ex partner, Michael Caposiena.In 2016, Caposiena was murdered by Edmunds' then-husband, Glen Cassidy. Cassidy himself died that night, due to the self-defence efforts of Caposiena.Court Reporter for ABC News Melbourne, Kristian Silva, joins us this on episode to break down this bizarre and tragic assassination attempt. For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Kristian SilvaExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/2340m 11s

Shortcut: The Girl in Cabin 350

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Gwenda McCallum was young, single and determined to squeeze every drop out of life when she arrived in Sydney in 1949. Mere weeks later, she found herself in the company of some extremely unsuitable men. After one night of partying, Gwenda awoke on board an ocean liner. 24 hours later, she vanished.Our guest today, Gideon Haigh, puts an inspiring amount of work and care into seeking the truth for long forgotten women into his books. His recent book, "The Girl in Cabin 350" is no different."The Girl in Cabin 350", can be purchased directly from Gideon here.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Gideon HaighExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/11/2313m 39s

The Girl in Cabin 350

Gwenda McCallum was young, single and determined to squeeze every drop out of life when she arrived in Sydney in 1949. Mere weeks later, she found herself in the company of some extremely unsuitable men. After one night of partying, Gwenda awoke on board an ocean liner. 24 hours later, she vanished.Our guest today, Gideon Haigh, puts an inspiring amount of work and care into seeking the truth for long forgotten women into his books. His recent book, "The Girl in Cabin 350" is no different."The Girl in Cabin 350", can be purchased directly from Gideon here.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Gideon HaighExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/11/2339m 13s

Shortcut: The Real Romper Stomper

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. The current rise of Antisemitism and “White Power” groups in Australia is not unprecedented.In fact, as recently as 1992, Russell Crowe’s career was launched by his role as a brutal skinhead in the seminal Australian film Romper Stomper.Andrew Kirby is one of the men that movie was about and he joins us to talk about Neo Nazism in Australia, and his subsequent internal journey to reform.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Andrew Martin KirbyExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardJohn Clifford White's Romper Stomper theme appears at the beginning of this episode.GET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/11/2316m 34s

The Real Romper Stomper

The current rise of Antisemitism and “White Power” groups in Australia is not unprecedented.In fact, as recently as 1992, Russell Crowe’s career was launched by his role as a brutal skinhead in the seminal Australian film Romper Stomper.Andrew Kirby is one of the men that movie was about and he joins us to talk about Neo Nazism in Australia, and his subsequent internal journey to reform.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Andrew Martin KirbyExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardJohn Clifford White's Romper Stomper theme appears at the beginning of this episode.GET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/11/2345m 31s

Shortcut: This Criminologist may challenge your views on the Criminal Justice System

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Lauren Humby brings a perspective on the criminal justice system that many of us may struggle with.However, she is anything but misinformed. Not only is Lauren an academic with decades of research in the field, she is also victim of several sexual assaults dating back to her early childhood.Today, Lauren is a lecturer of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of South Queensland.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Dr Lauren HumbyExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/10/2318m 10s

This Criminologist may challenge your views on the Criminal Justice System

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Lauren Humby brings a perspective on the criminal justice system that many of us may struggle with.However, she is anything but misinformed. Not only is Lauren an academic with decades of research in the field, she is also victim of several sexual assaults dating back to her early childhood.Today, Lauren is a lecturer of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of South Queensland.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Dr Lauren HumbyExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/10/2344m 17s

Robert Berchtold's reign of terror on the Broberg family - True Crime Compendium

This is an unlocked episode of Australian True Crime Plus. To access all ATC Plus episodes, plus ad free and early listening of all Australian True Crime episodes, you can subscribe on Apple Podcasts.The story of Robert Berchtold's double kidnapping of Jan Broberg is so bizarre and tragic, that you may find it unbelievable.In the 1970s, Jan Broberg was kidnapped twice by family friend, Robert Berchtold. First when she was 12, and again when she was 14.She was abducted twice because after the first time, Jan's parents signed affidavits stating they'd given Berchtold consent to take Jan away with him, which was a lie.Although we may think we have come a long way from the culture that played a part in this horrifying story, when it comes to childhood sexual assault, the statistics haven't changed.Some audio from this episode has been taken from "A Friend of the Family", a new True Crime series coming exclusively to 7plus on October 25, 2023.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)CREDITS:Hosted and created by Meshel LaurieExecutive Producer: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/10/2326m 45s

Shortcut: The Brutal Upbringing that Prepared Susan Norman to be a Prison Guard

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Susan grew up in the UK, enduring years of highly abusive relationships at the hands of her mother and her pimp husband. In her thirties, she moved to Australia and begun working at Brisbane's infamous Boggo Road prison. At the prison, she handled everything from breaking up fights to initiating new prisoners, drug busts and suicide attempts.In 1990 she was witness to the murder of Debra Dick committed by the infamous murderer Storm Brooke. This is Australia’s only murder in a women’s prison.Diagnosed with PTSD, Susan left Boggo Road in 1993.You can read more about the twists and turns in Susan's life by reading her recent memoir, "The Pimp and The Pork Sausage"For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Susan NormanExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from Chanel 9 News and Channel 7 NewsGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/10/2317m 11s

The Brutal Upbringing that Prepared Susan Norman to be a Prison Guard

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Susan grew up in the UK, enduring years of highly abusive relationships at the hands of her mother and her pimp husband. In her thirties, she moved to Australia and begun working at Brisbane's infamous Boggo Road prison. At the prison, she handled everything from breaking up fights to initiating new prisoners, drug busts and suicide attempts.In 1990 she was witness to the murder of Debra Dick committed by the infamous murderer Storm Brooke. This is Australia’s only murder in a women’s prison.Diagnosed with PTSD, Susan left Boggo Road in 1993.You can read more about the twists and turns in Susan's life by reading her recent memoir, "The Pimp and The Pork Sausage"For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Susan NormanExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from Chanel 9 News and Channel 7 NewsGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/10/2343m 11s

Shortcut: Lynn's Law: The Murder of Lynn Cannon and the Call for Reform

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Lynn Cannon, an adored Perth mother of two, was brutally murdered by her ex husband Paul Cannon in late 2022.The day before she was murdered, Paul learned she was in a new relationship.Under false pretences, he convinced her to come to his house the next day. An argument escalated, prompting neighbours to call the police.Despite multiple calls to 000, police took an hour and 15 minutes to arrive.Lynn was an adored mother, daughter, sister and friend. Her loved ones are now taking action to ensure police response times for domestic violence calls never take that long again, with their proposed law: Lynn's Law.WA Police's statement regarding this episode can be viewed here: https://publuu.com/flip-book/268249/629734For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Jacqui DarleyExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from Chanel 9 News and Channel 7 NewsGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/10/2315m 31s

Lynn's Law: The Murder of Lynn Cannon and the Call for Reform

Lynn Cannon, an adored Perth mother of two, was brutally murdered by her ex husband Paul Cannon in late 2022.The day before she was murdered, Paul learned she was in a new relationship.Under false pretences, he convinced her to come to his house the next day. An argument escalated, prompting neighbours to call the police.Despite multiple calls to 000, police took an hour and 15 minutes to arrive.Lynn was an adored mother, daughter, sister and friend. Her loved ones are now taking action to ensure police response times for domestic violence calls never take that long again, with their proposed law: Lynn's Law.WA Police's statement regarding this episode can be viewed here: https://publuu.com/flip-book/268249/629734For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Jacqui DarleyExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from Chanel 9 News and Channel 7 NewsGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/10/2348m 34s

Shortcut: Being the head police officer during the Cabramatta heroin crisis

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Alan Leek is a retired member of the New South Wales Police Service, in which he served for 34 years. In the early 1990s, Alan was rewarded for his excellence in management. When he was made the head police officer in Cabramatta, it was at the time the largest heroin distribution point in the country, a growing political flashpoint and spiraling ever faster, out of control.The unique set of challenges that beset Cabramatta from the late 1980s created a criminal and cultural misery unlike anything else Australia had seen at the time. And it was up to Alan to rally his troops and to pull the divided and traumatized community together behind them. Alan is now the author of several books, with his latest being "Rendezvous with Death". All of his titles can be found at Big Sky Publishing.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Alan Leek. His books can be found at Big Sky Publishing Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from ABC Four Corners and Once Upon a Time in CabramattaGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/10/2313m 25s

Being the head police officer during the Cabramatta heroin crisis

Alan Leek is a retired member of the New South Wales Police Service, in which he served for 34 years. In the early 1990s, Alan was rewarded for his excellence in management. When he was made the head police officer in Cabramatta, it was at the time the largest heroin distribution point in the country, a growing political flashpoint and spiraling ever faster, out of control.The unique set of challenges that beset Cabramatta from the late 1980s created a criminal and cultural misery unlike anything else Australia had seen at the time. And it was up to Alan to rally his troops and to pull the divided and traumatized community together behind them. Alan is now the author of several books, with his latest being "Rendezvous with Death". All of his titles can be found at Big Sky Publishing.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Alan Leek. His books can be found at Big Sky Publishing Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from ABC Four Corners and Once Upon a Time in CabramattaGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/10/2337m 37s

Shortcut: My father murdered my baby and he’s not in jail

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. In October 2019, Natalie Sands, her children and her mother suffered an unthinkably brutal attack at the hands of her father. Natalie was doused in petrol and set alight by her father. Despite being able to escape her burning house with burns to 75 percent of her body, she watched helplessly as her five year old son, Orlando, and mother Antoinette, perished.After leaving the scene, her father drove to the local Tamworth police station and handed himself in.It was decided in 2021 that Natalie's father wouldn’t face trial over the crime due to the Judge accepting that he was likely suffering a neurodegenerative disease resulting is psychotic symptoms.Natalie has been campaigning online to get a lawyer to reopen the case and hold her father “properly accountable”.You can keep up to date with Natalie's campaign on TikTok. Her account is @natz_armyofficialWe reached out to the NSW ODPP for comment regarding this case. You can read their response on our social media pages.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Natalie SandsExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/10/2316m 20s

My father murdered my baby and he’s not in jail

In October 2019, Natalie Sands, her children and her mother suffered an unthinkably brutal attack at the hands of her father. Natalie was doused in petrol and set alight by her father. Despite being able to escape her burning house with burns to 75 percent of her body, she watched helplessly as her five year old son, Orlando, and mother Antoinette, perished.After leaving the scene, her father drove to the local Tamworth police station and handed himself in.It was decided in 2021 that Natalie's father wouldn’t face trial over the crime due to the Judge accepting that he was likely suffering a neurodegenerative disease resulting is psychotic symptoms.Natalie has been campaigning online to get a lawyer to reopen the case and hold her father “properly accountable”.You can keep up to date with Natalie's campaign on TikTok. Her account is @natz_armyofficialWe reached out to the NSW ODPP for comment regarding this case. You can read their response on our social media pages.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Natalie SandsExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from Channel 7 News.GET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/10/2345m 3s

Shortcut: How did this Australian die in South African police custody?

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. In 1995, Adrian Pendergast accepted an exciting job opportunity in South Africa. Less than a week after he got there, he was found dead in a jail cell.For almost 30 years, his family have been trying to understand what happened and how he died. But it seems that everything new that they learn, it only leads to more questions.Our guest today is Adrian's younger sister, Courtney. Courtney only got to know her older brother until she was 15. She has asked for our listener's to reach out if anyone knows anything about Adrian. If that's you, please contact us at team@smartfella.com.auFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Courtney PendergastExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/10/2315m 59s

How did this Australian die in South African police custody?

In 1995, Adrian Pendergast accepted an exciting job opportunity in South Africa. Less than a week after he got there, he was found dead in a jail cell.For almost 30 years, his family have been trying to understand what happened and how he died. But it seems that everything new that they learn, it only leads to more questions.Our guest today is Adrian's younger sister, Courtney. Courtney only got to know her older brother until she was 15. She has asked for our listener's to reach out if anyone knows anything about Adrian. If that's you, please contact us at team@smartfella.com.auFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Courtney PendergastExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/10/2341m 31s

Shortcut: Drug dealing, car theft and escaping prison. This was Nathan's life.

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Our guest today, Nathan Crisfield, embodies a story of duality like no other.From Albury, He was born into a tumultuous home life, with his father taking him under his wing at an early age to steal whatever they could off the back of trucks.From ages 15 to 19, Nathan was out of school, using and dealing any drugs he could get his hands on. Remarkably though, he was also very capable and ambitious in his career as a truck mechanic. He quickly became foreman, then workshop manager at more than half the age of his fellow workmates.This is all while selling and smoking copious amounts of ice. As you'll hear, this kind of dichotomy can only last for so long. Nathan's life soon becomes one of unbelievable chaos.He descends so deep into a life of crime, that the fact that he has become who he is today is a true testament to the human capacity for change.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Nathan Crisfield. You can find him on Instagram, or by visiting Peakshape's website.Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/09/2316m 43s

Drug dealing, car theft and escaping prison. This was Nathan's life.

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Our guest today, Nathan Crisfield, embodies a story of duality like no other.From Albury, He was born into a tumultuous home life, with his father taking him under his wing at an early age to steal whatever they could off the back of trucks.From ages 15 to 19, Nathan was out of school, using and dealing any drugs he could get his hands on. Remarkably though, he was also very capable and ambitious in his career as a truck mechanic. He quickly became foreman, then workshop manager at more than half the age of his fellow workmates.This is all while selling and smoking copious amounts of ice. As you'll hear, this kind of dichotomy can only last for so long. Nathan's life soon becomes one of unbelievable chaos.He descends so deep into a life of crime, that the fact that he has become who he is today is a true testament to the human capacity for change.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Nathan Crisfield. You can find him on Instagram, or by visiting Peakshape's website.Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/09/2347m 54s

Shortcut: The high school music teacher who preyed upon his students

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Anna is a fabulous, vivacious woman who seems to have lived many lifetimes. But the deeper we get into the business of why she joins us on Australian True Crime, the darker forces that drives people like Anna and their fast paced lives becomes more apparent.For many years, Anna was trying to cope with the fact that she'd been preyed upon by a teacher, Trenton John Wickers, and the matter had never felt resolved in any way. An unbelievable chance encounter changed Anna's life and led her to confront the situation and her attacker. This is Anna's story.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: AnnaExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from Channel 10 News.GET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/09/2318m 7s

The high school music teacher who preyed upon his students

Anna is a fabulous, vivacious woman who seems to have lived many lifetimes. But the deeper we get into the business of why she joins us on Australian True Crime, the darker forces that drives people like Anna and their fast paced lives becomes more apparent.For many years, Anna was trying to cope with the fact that she'd been preyed upon by a teacher, Trenton John Wickers, and the matter had never felt resolved in any way. An unbelievable chance encounter changed Anna's life and led her to confront the situation and her attacker. This is Anna's story.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: AnnaExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from Channel 10 News.GET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/09/2342m 31s

Shortcut: If your abuser is a cop, will the police still protect you?

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Mary (not her real name) is a recently retired Victoria Police officer.Mary's husband and father of her two children committed serious family violence for many years. He was also a Victoria Police officer - a very high ranking one.Mary joins us to tell us about the attempts she and her children have made to have their allegations of family violence fully investigated by Victoria Police.In 2021, Victoria Police announced the formation of a specialist unit to investigate cases of family violence involving its own employees. It was placed within the existing Ethical Standards Command, which investigates complaints against police.Despite this, as you'll hear in this episode, there are still serious concerns in the way that Victoria Police handles their offending members.We are also joined by Jeremy King, the Principal Lawyer and head of the Police Misconduct team at Robinson Gill.Victoria Police have issued a statement in response to this episode's conversation. It can be viewed on the Australian True Crime Facebook page.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Mary (not her real name) and Jeremy KingExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/09/2319m 6s

If your abuser is a cop, will the police still protect you?

Mary (not her real name) is a recently retired Victoria Police officer.Mary's husband and father of her two children committed serious family violence for many years. He was also a Victoria Police officer - a very high ranking one.Mary joins us to tell us about the attempts she and her children have made to have their allegations of family violence fully investigated by Victoria Police.In 2021, Victoria Police announced the formation of a specialist unit to investigate cases of family violence involving its own employees. It was placed within the existing Ethical Standards Command, which investigates complaints against police.Despite this, as you'll hear in this episode, there are still serious concerns in the way that Victoria Police handles their offending members.We are also joined by Jeremy King, the Principal Lawyer and head of the Police Misconduct team at Robinson Gill.Victoria Police have issued a statement in response to this episode's conversation. It can be viewed on the Australian True Crime Facebook page.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Mary (not her real name) and Jeremy KingExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/09/231h

Shortcut: Australia's sex trafficking rings hiding in plain sight

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Sex trafficking of overseas women to Australia is far more widespread than you may believe.The Sex Work industry can be one of empowerment and autonomy for many workers. On this episode however, we discuss its dark corner controlled my organised crime and exploitation.Investigative journalist Nick McKenzie joins us to discuss the major sex trafficking rings he exposes in his documentary "Revealed: Trafficked"."Revealed: Trafficked" can be streamed now only on Stan. Nick Mckenzie's book "Crossing the Line", the explosive inside story behind the Ben Roberts-Smith headlines, is also now available. You can purchase it here.For Support: If you or someone you know is in, or at risk of human trafficking or slavery, you can contact the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on 131 237 (131AFP) or go to the AFP website at www.afp.gov.auLifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Nick MckenzieExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from Channel 7 News and Channel 9 NewsGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/09/2312m 46s

Australia's sex trafficking rings hiding in plain sight

Sex trafficking of overseas women to Australia is far more widespread than you may believe.The Sex Work industry can be one of empowerment and autonomy for many workers. On this episode however, we discuss its dark corner controlled my organised crime and exploitation.Investigative journalist Nick McKenzie joins us to discuss the major sex trafficking rings he exposes in his documentary "Revealed: Trafficked"."Revealed: Trafficked" can be streamed now only on Stan. Nick Mckenzie's book "Crossing the Line", the explosive inside story behind the Ben Roberts-Smith headlines, is also now available. You can purchase it here.For Support: If you or someone you know is in, or at risk of human trafficking or slavery, you can contact the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on 131 237 (131AFP) or go to the AFP website at www.afp.gov.auLifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guest: Nick MckenzieExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from Channel 7 News and Channel 9 NewsGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/09/2330m 7s

Shortcut: What happened to Ray and Jennie Kehlet?

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Ray and Jennie Kehlet's much loved Great Dane, Ella, wandered alone and dehydrated into a caravan park in Sandstone, WA in March 2015.The phone calls that resulted from local police scanning Ella's microchip alerted both Ray and Jennie's families to the fact that something had gone terribly wrong during their latest adventure.Eight years and one inquest later, many questions still remain.Ray's brother Dave joins us on this episode of Australian True Crime to tell us the story of the last eight years from his perspective.There is currently a two million dollar reward for information on Ray's death and Jennie's disappearance. If you have any information, you can contact Crime Stoppers at their website, or on 1800 333 000 You can keep up to date with the case of Ray and Jennie Kehlet in Dave Kehlet's blog: The Man in the HoleFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: Dave KehletExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from Channel 7 News and Channel 9 NewsGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/09/2315m 56s

What happened to Ray and Jennie Kehlet?

Ray and Jennie Kehlet's much loved Great Dane, Ella, wandered alone and dehydrated into a caravan park in Sandstone, WA in March 2015.The phone calls that resulted from local police scanning Ella's microchip alerted both Ray and Jennie's families to the fact that something had gone terribly wrong during their latest adventure.Eight years and one inquest later, many questions still remain.Ray's brother Dave joins us on this episode of Australian True Crime to tell us the story of the last eight years from his perspective.There is currently a two million dollar reward for information on Ray's death and Jennie's disappearance. If you have any information, you can contact Crime Stoppers at their website, or on 1800 333 000 You can keep up to date with the case of Ray and Jennie Kehlet in Dave Kehlet's blog: The Man in the HoleFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: Dave KehletExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from Channel 7 News and Channel 9 NewsGET IN TOUCH:Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/09/2340m 39s

The Murder of Katie Rackliff - True Crime Compendium

This is the story of the unlikely killer who hid in plain sight in the tiny and terrified community of Camberley for two years. This is an unlocked episode of Australian True Crime Plus. To access all ATC Plus episodes, plus ad free and early listening of all Australian True Crime episodes, you can subscribe on Apple Podcasts.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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/08/2329m 43s

Shortcut: The multinational effort to bring Cecilia Haddad's killer to justice - Part 2

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. This is episode 2 of a 2 part series on the murder of Cecilia Haddad, and the multinational effort to bring her killer to justice.Journalist Ashlea Hansen joins us again to discuss the trial of Mario Marcelo Santoro, the unusual witnesses called to testify, and his shocking confession.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: Ashlea Hansen: www.ashleahansen.com.auExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from Channel 7 NewsGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/2314m 2s

The multinational effort to bring Cecilia Haddad's killer to justice - Part 2

This is episode 2 of a 2 part series on the murder of Cecilia Haddad, and the multinational effort to bring her killer to justice.Journalist Ashlea Hansen joins us again to discuss the trial of Mario Marcelo Santoro, the unusual witnesses called to testify, and his shocking confession.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: Ashlea Hansen: www.ashleahansen.com.auExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from Channel 7 NewsGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/2331m 48s

Shortcut: The multinational effort to bring Cecilia Haddad's killer to justice - Part 1

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. On the day Cecilia Haddad's body was discovered in Sydney's Lane Cove River, her ex partner Mario Marcelo Santoro was on a flight home to Brazil.Our guest for today's episode, journalist Ashlea Hansen, has been following this story for the very beginning.This episode is part 1 of a 2 part series on the murder of Cecilia Haddad, and the multinational effort to bring her killer to justice.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: Ashlea Hansen: www.ashleahansen.com.auExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from Channel 7 NewsGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/08/2314m 52s

The multinational effort to bring Cecilia Haddad's killer to justice - Part 1

On the day Cecilia Haddad's body was discovered in Sydney's Lane Cove River, her ex partner Mario Marcelo Santoro was on a flight home to Brazil.Our guest for today's episode, journalist Ashlea Hansen, has been following this story for the very beginning.This episode is part 1 of a 2 part series on the murder of Cecilia Haddad, and the multinational effort to bring her killer to justice.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: Ashlea Hansen: www.ashleahansen.com.auExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardThis episode contains extra content from Channel 7 NewsGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/08/2332m 13s

Shortcut: Sarah's brave act that forever stopped a child predator

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Sarah spent decades explaining her self-destructive behaviour to people as a consequence of one terrible year of bullying in primary school.Her abuser wasn't another child, but her principal, an elderly Catholic nun.But while Sarah tried to overcome the trauma of that experience, and of one terrible incident in particular, by talking about it with friends and seeking counselling, it wasn't until she heard a line in a true crime podcast while driving her car that she realised the one detail she'd always kept to herself was the thing that was preventing her from healing.Sarah contacted us at Australian True Crime because she wants to share what happened after she pulled her car over to the side of the road that day. She wants to share her story in case even one of you hears this true crime podcast and is set free the way she has been.For Support: www.bravehearts.org.auwww.nationalredress.gov.auLifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: SarahExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/08/2317m 34s

Sarah's brave act that forever stopped a child predator

Sarah spent decades explaining her self-destructive behaviour to people as a consequence of one terrible year of bullying in primary school.Her abuser wasn't another child, but her principal, an elderly Catholic nun.But while Sarah tried to overcome the trauma of that experience, and of one terrible incident in particular, by talking about it with friends and seeking counselling, it wasn't until she heard a line in a true crime podcast while driving her car that she realised the one detail she'd always kept to herself was the thing that was preventing her from healing.Sarah contacted us at Australian True Crime because she wants to share what happened after she pulled her car over to the side of the road that day. She wants to share her story in case even one of you hears this true crime podcast and is set free the way she has been.For Support: www.bravehearts.org.auwww.nationalredress.gov.auLifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: Sarah Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/08/2339m 32s

Re-Issue: The Fight to Bring an Alleged Pedophile Headmistress Back to Australia to Face Justice: Survivor Dassi Erlich's Story

This is a re-issue of episode 99 from May 2019 2019Dassi Erlich is living a life today she literally could never have imagined as a child. She couldn’t have imagined it because so much of what the rest of us take for granted was hidden from her by her parents and the other adults around her. Dassi and her six siblings were raised in the ultra-Orthodox Adass Israel community of Melbourne. you may have seen Dassi and two of her sisters on Australian Story, because their conservative sheltered upbringing was an illusion, far from being overly protected, they were actually being preyed upon in more ways than one.Warning: please be advised this episode contains accounts of child sexual assault.Show notes for Episode 99:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Dassi ErlichLike us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonVisit our BookshopListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsListen on SpotifyIf you would like to talk to someone about sexual assault, no matter the circumstances or how long ago it took place, you can call 1800 RESPECT, that’s 1800 732 732 or visit 1800respect.org.auIf you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.Thank you for listening!Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/08/2355m 0s

Shortcut: Re-Issue: The Fight to Bring an Alleged Pedophile Headmistress Back to Australia to Face Justice: Survivor Dassi Erlich's Story

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. This is a re-issue of episode 99 from May 2019 2019Dassi Erlich is living a life today she literally could never have imagined as a child. She couldn’t have imagined it because so much of what the rest of us take for granted was hidden from her by her parents and the other adults around her. Dassi and her six siblings were raised in the ultra-Orthodox Adass Israel community of Melbourne. you may have seen Dassi and two of her sisters on Australian Story, because their conservative sheltered upbringing was an illusion, far from being overly protected, they were actually being preyed upon in more ways than one.Warning: please be advised this episode contains accounts of child sexual assault.Show notes for Episode 99:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Dassi ErlichLike us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonVisit our BookshopListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsListen on SpotifyIf you would like to talk to someone about sexual assault, no matter the circumstances or how long ago it took place, you can call 1800 RESPECT, that’s 1800 732 732 or visit 1800respect.org.auIf you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.Thank you for listening!Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/08/2319m 28s

The disappearance of Susan Thomson leaves more questions than answers

Susan Warren, 15 years old in the year of 1965, ran away with a man 8 years her senior, Arthur Thomson.The next 34 years of her life are quite frankly, a complete mystery.She had no friends, no community, and hardly any family contact.In fact, her life was so isolated that when she went missing in 1999, there wasn’t a missing persons report with the police until 2006.And this wasn’t because Arthur reported her missing - it was actually the subsequent result after both he and his mother, were found dead in their rural Queensland home.Searching through his “museum like” house, full of antique furniture with their price tags still attached, they found an old letter from Susan that she had addressed to her mother.This letter indicated that she had not just ran away, as Arthur had fleetingly suggested to the community years prior.The complete mystery of Susan’s life and disappearance has always stuck with crime and investigative journalist, Paula Doneman, who is our guest for today’s episode.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: Paula Doneman. Her twitter handle is @pauladoneman. Here is the link to her original article on Susan ThomsonExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/08/2333m 38s

Shortcut: The disappearance of Susan Thomson leaves more questions than answers

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Susan Warren, 15 years old in the year of 1965, ran away with a man 8 years her senior, Arthur Thomson.The next 34 years of her life are quite frankly, a complete mystery.She had no friends, no community, and hardly any family contact.In fact, her life was so isolated that when she went missing in 1999, there wasn’t a missing persons report with the police until 2006.And this wasn’t because Arthur reported her missing - it was actually the subsequent result after both he and his mother, were found dead in their rural Queensland home.Searching through his “museum like” house, full of antique furniture with their price tags still attached, they found an old letter from Susan that she had addressed to her mother.This letter indicated that she had not just ran away, as Arthur had fleetingly suggested to the community years prior.The complete mystery of Susan’s life and disappearance has always stuck with crime and investigative journalist, Paula Doneman, who is our guest for today’s episode.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: Paula Doneman. Her twitter handle is @pauladoneman. Here is the link to her original article on Susan ThomsonExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/08/2314m 49s

What you need to know to keep your child safe online

We return this episode with our guests Jon Rouse APM and Akhim Dev, answering your questions about the fight against online exploitation of children.Akhim Dev is the creator of The Children In the Pictures, a documentary and podcast that looks into the amazing and unrelenting work of members at Task Force Argos, of which Jon Rouse was a founding member of. For those not in the know, Task Force Argos is a world renowned branch of the Queensland police force responsible for the investigation of online child exploitation and abuse, which you can learn more about from our previous episode.Akhim Dev's documentary "The Children in the Pictures" can be viewed on SBS On Demand. His podcast of the same name is also available wherever you listen to your podcasts.We implore you to make a report to https://www.esafety.gov.au/ if you or a child you know has been abused online.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: Jon Rouse APM & Akhim DevExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/2330m 12s

Shortcut: What you need to know to keep your child safe online

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. We return this episode with our guests Jon Rouse APM and Akhim Dev, answering your questions about the fight against online exploitation of children.Akhim Dev is the creator of The Children In the Pictures, a documentary and podcast that looks into the amazing and unrelenting work of members at Task Force Argos, of which Jon Rouse was a founding member of. For those not in the know, Task Force Argos is a world renowned branch of the Queensland police force responsible for the investigation of online child exploitation and abuse, which you can learn more about from our previous episode.Akhim Dev's documentary "The Children in the Pictures" can be viewed on SBS On Demand. His podcast of the same name is also available wherever you listen to your podcasts.We implore you to make a report to https://www.esafety.gov.au/ if you or a child you know has been abused online.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: Jon Rouse APM & Akhim DevExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/2314m 51s

Task Force Argos: The police who rescue children from online sexual exploitation

Task Force Argos is a world renowned branch of the Queensland Police Service, responsible for the investigation of online child exploitation and abuse.Our guests for this episode are Jon Rouse APM and Akhim Dev. Rouse was one of the founding members of the Argos Task Force, and Dev is a documentary film maker, whose film and podcast "The Children in the Pictures" featured the work of the Rouse's team. Next episode will feature Rouse and Dev answering our listeners' questions, but on this episode, we learn more about the most common threats to young people online today.Akhim Dev's documentary "The Children in the Pictures" can be viewed on SBS On Demand. His podcast of the same name is also available wherever you listen to your podcasts.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: Jon Rouse APM & Akhim DevExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/07/2341m 19s

Shortcut: Task Force Argos: The police who rescue children from online sexual exploitation

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Task Force Argos is a world renowned branch of the Queensland Police Service, responsible for the investigation of online child exploitation and abuse.Our guests for this episode are Jon Rouse APM and Akhim Dev. Rouse was one of the founding members of the Argos Task Force, and Dev is a documentary film maker, whose film and podcast "The Children in the Pictures" featured the work of the Rouse's team.Next episode will feature Rouse and Dev answering our listeners' questions, but on this episode, we learn more about the most common threats to young people online today.Akhim Dev's documentary "The Children in the Pictures" can be viewed on SBS On Demand. His podcast of the same name is also available wherever you listen to your podcasts.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: Jon Rouse APM & Akhim DevExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/07/2315m 53s

Can We Be Real? - The Secrets!

Introducing "Can We Be Real?" - our new podcast that delves deep into the realm of authenticity and vulnerability.Join us as we encourage our listeners to share their most intimate secrets, creating an atmosphere of connection and openness.In this episode, we're thrilled to unveil some of our favourite secrets shared by our incredible listeners so far. Prepare to be moved, entertained, and inspired as we explore the depths of human emotions and experiences.Simply search for "Can We Be Real?" on your favourite podcast app. Make sure to hit that subscribe and follow button, so you never miss an episode. Tune in every Tuesday for the latest episodes as we bring you authentic stories that will leave you pondering long after the episode ends.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/07/2348m 47s

Shortcut: A "real life monster" from Australia's Great Depression

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. During the Great Depression, 32% of working age men were put out of work, with many of them resorting to drunken and violent lifestyles.During this time, there was a significant spike in Australia's murder rate, with many so called "monsters" being birthed from the era.Michael Adams from the "Forgotten Australia" podcast, joins us to tell us the story of one of those "monsters", William Moxley.Michael Adams' new book "The Murder Squad", which covers this case and many others from Australia's great depression, is available on the 25th of July. You can access and read a free extract here.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests: Michael AdamsExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/07/2317m 25s

A "real life monster" from Australia's Great Depression

During the Great Depression, 32% of working age men were put out of work, with many of them resorting to drunken and violent lifestyles.During this time, there was a significant spike in Australia's murder rate, with many so called "monsters" being birthed from the era.Michael Adams from the "Forgotten Australia" podcast, joins us to tell us the story of one of those "monsters", William Moxley.Michael Adams' new book "The Murder Squad", which covers this case and many others from Australia's great depression, is available on the 25th of July. You can access and read a free extract here.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: Michael AdamsExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/07/2350m 34s

Shortcut: Unfinished Business - a survivor defies the odds of Australia’s Court System (Part 2)

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. This is part two of a two part series with our anonymous guest. If you haven’t yet listened to our previous episode, we highly suggest you go and listen to that one first.Our guest is a recovering heroin addict, and in our previous episode, we delved into her early childhood years, and the chaos brought into her life at the hands of her mother. Concurrently to that, however, there was something else happening in her life. She and her younger sister, aged 8 and 6, were being groomed and sexually assaulted by their adult neighbour for almost 5 years. In fact, this particular part of her story motivated our guest to reach out to us initially, emphasizing the crucial fact that it's never too late to report abuse.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: AnonymousExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/2315m 14s

Unfinished Business - a survivor defies the odds of Australia’s Court System (Part 2)

This is part two of a two part series with our anonymous guest. If you haven’t yet listened to our previous episode, we highly suggest you go and listen to that one first.Our guest is a recovering heroin addict, and in our previous episode, we delved into her early childhood years, and the chaos brought into her life at the hands of her mother. Concurrently to that, however, there was something else happening in her life. She and her younger sister, aged 8 and 6, were being groomed and sexually assaulted by their adult neighbour for almost 5 years. In fact, this particular part of her story motivated our guest to reach out to us initially, emphasizing the crucial fact that it's never too late to report abuse.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: AnonymousExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/2330m 0s

Shortcut: Unfinished Business - a survivor defies the odds of Australia’s Court System (Part 1)

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Today's episode is part one of a two part series. Part two will be available this coming Thursday.For reasons that will become apparent, our guest has chosen to remain anonymous.Raised mostly in a single father household alongside her sister, our guest's upbringing was far from ordinary. Her relationship with her turbulent mother added to the complexity of her early years, as her mother's attempts to be involved often resulted in further pain and confusion.Today, our guest is a law abiding citizen, who has had a long career in social work. Her past, however, was anything but. Despite being a smart kid, full of promise and adored by her father and teachers, she found herself developing a severe heroin addiction, and a subsequent lifestyle of crime to support that addiction.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: AnonymousExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/07/2318m 28s

Unfinished Business - a survivor defies the odds of Australia’s Court System (Part 1)

Today's episode is part one of a two part series. Part two will be available this coming Thursday.For reasons that will become apparent, our guest has chosen to remain anonymous.Raised mostly in a single father household alongside her sister, our guest's upbringing was far from ordinary. Her relationship with her turbulent mother added to the complexity of her early years, as her mother's attempts to be involved often resulted in further pain and confusion.Today, our guest is a law abiding citizen, who has had a long career in social work. Her past, however, was anything but. Despite being a smart kid, full of promise and adored by her father and teachers, she found herself developing a severe heroin addiction, and a subsequent lifestyle of crime to support that addiction.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: AnonymousExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook  Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/07/2342m 33s

Introducing… They Walk Among Us

Have you ever wondered if there is a dark side to your neighbour? The cashier at the supermarket? The delivery driver? The person that sleeps beside you?Delving into UK cases that are scarily close to home, They Walk Among Us explores both, lesser-known crimes committed by seemingly ordinary people, along with examining the infamous cases that are splashed across the headlines. The award-winning podcast has been praised by The Guardian, which called the show “a cult hit”; The Financial Times, referred to it as “sharply written”, and The Evening Standard applauded They Walk Among Us and its “expertly understated storytelling".You can listen to They Walk Among Us now on Acast, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/2316m 18s

Shortcut: Three days before her pregnancy was due, Krystal Fraser went missing

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. On the 20th of June, 2009, a heavily pregnant Krystal Fraser, 23 years old, checked herself out of hospital to go to a party in Pyramid Hill. A country town in the far north of Victoria. Krystal was intellectually disabled, and did not have any credit left on her phone to make any calls. One of the last sightings of Krystal that night, was meeting an unknown, well dressed man, who was waiting for her at the Pyramid Hill train station.For a long time, local police did not consider Krystal to be a victim of foul play, and wrongfully believed she was responsible for her own disappearance. Our guest today, Dennis O'Bryan, is a former police investigator, and author of "Last Train Home". A book in which he delves deep into the events and people involved in Krystal's disappearance.More info:Dennis O'Bryan's Last Train Home can be purchased at this link. Also at Collins booksellers, or via the Help Us Find Krystal Fraser" Facebook groupWe encourage our listeners to join the "Help Us Find Krystal Fraser" Facebook groupIf you have any details about this case, you can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or on their websiteSome extra audio content from Channel 10 News was used in this episodeFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: Dennis O'BryanExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/07/2319m 7s

Three days before her pregnancy was due, Krystal Fraser went missing

On the 20th of June, 2009, a heavily pregnant Krystal Fraser, 23 years old, checked herself out of hospital to go to a party in Pyramid Hill. A country town in the far north of Victoria. Krystal was intellectually disabled, and did not have any credit left on her phone to make any calls. One of the last sightings of Krystal that night, was meeting an unknown, well dressed man, who was waiting for her at the Pyramid Hill train station.For a long time, local police did not consider Krystal to be a victim of foul play, and wrongfully believed she was responsible for her own disappearance. Our guest today, Dennis O'Bryan, is a former police investigator, and author of "Last Train Home". A book in which he delves deep into the events and people involved in Krystal's disappearance.More info:Dennis O'Bryan's Last Train Home can be purchased at this link. Also at Collins booksellers, or via the Help Us Find Krystal Fraser" Facebook groupWe encourage our listeners to join the "Help Us Find Krystal Fraser" Facebook groupIf you have any details about this case, you can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or on their websiteSome extra audio content from Channel 10 News was used in this episodeFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: Dennis O'BryanExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/07/2344m 0s

Special Extra: Mark Bouris and Meshel Laurie talk True Crime

Meshel recently went on Straight Talk with Mark Bouris, and a whole lot of their conversation was about true crime. So what we've done is edit together all of the true crime bits for an extra bonus episode this week. If you want to listen to their full episode, go check out "Straight Talk with Mark Bouris" wherever you get your podcasts.Straight Talk with Mark Bouris episode notes:Meshel Laurie is a name that has become synonymous with intelligence, wit, and compassion. With her unique blend of humour and insight, Meshel has a long career in entertainment.From hosting popular radio shows to captivating audiences on television, she has carved out a niche for herself with her razor-sharp wit and thought-provoking discussions. Meshel discusses the motivating factors that drive her passion for creating meaningful connections and fostering empathy in a world that often feels disconnected.Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube.  You can subscribe to the newsletter here: https://lnkd.in/e7C8akgj.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/2343m 15s

The father and son who vanished in one of the most remote parts of Australia

This is a story about a man and his young son, Brad and Bevin Simmonds, who disappeared out in Cape York 20 years ago.How could an experienced fisherman's boat disappear without a trace in broad daylight? In good weather and calm seas? How could everything on board, all the gear designed to float in case it fell overboard, disappear with it, and never, ever show up or wash ashore?Today we speak to The Cape's producer, Justine A. Rosenthal.More info:The Cape is now available to be watched, streaming exclusively on Stan. If you have any details about this case, you can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or on their websiteFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests: Justine A. RosenthalExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/06/2337m 27s

Shortcut: The father and son who vanished in one of the most remote parts of Australia

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. This is a story about a man and his young son, Brad and Bevin Simmonds, who disappeared out in Cape York 20 years ago.How could an experienced fisherman's boat disappear without a trace in broad daylight? In good weather and calm seas? How could everything on board, all the gear designed to float in case it fell overboard, disappear with it, and never, ever show up or wash ashore?Today we speak to The Cape's producer, Justine A. Rosenthal.More info:The Cape is now available to be watched, streaming exclusively on Stan.If you have any details about this case, you can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or on their websiteFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests: Justine A. RosenthalExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/06/2316m 51s

ATC Plus *UNLOCKED*: Ripple: A Long Strange Search for A Killer

Jim Cosgrove was a journalist until a song he made up for his nieces and nephews called ‘Mr Stinky Feet’ became the hit of the local book fair. He was persuaded to record it and now tours the US as a children’s entertainer. True Story. It’s not the first time Jim’s allowed himself to be swept along by life’s current. During his childhood, a young man from his neighbourhood named Frank McGonigle disappeared without a trace. At various times throughout his life, Jim has been drawn back and retraced Frank’s steps, with various fascinating companions, inching closer and closer to finding out the truth about what happened to him. It’s been 40 years now, and Jim has finally written the book about his life looking for Frank. It’s called ‘Ripple: A Long Strange Search For A Killer’. It really is a strange journey, and a very entertaining one to read about. He joins us to talk about it.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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/2340m 48s

Shortcut: From Predatory Boys Homes to the Unforgiving Streets of Kings Cross

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Many of Australia's systems failed Glen Fisher during his adolescence.Coming from a broken home, Glen had to endure a horrifying stint while in custody of the Daruk Training Center for Boys in Sydney's Penrith.Not being able to return home, Glen was rejected and abandoned to the streets of Kings Cross.Over the past four decades, Glen has tirelessly fought to hold his abusers accountable and shed light on the pervasive issue of institutional abuse that plagued Australia.More info:Glen Fisher's book, Predators Paradise is available to be purchased now.You can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or on their websiteFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests: Glen FisherExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/06/2319m 28s

From Predatory Boys Homes to the Unforgiving Streets of Kings Cross

Many of Australia's systems failed Glen Fisher during his adolescence. Coming from a broken home, Glen had to endure a horrifying stint while in custody of the Daruk Training Center for Boys in Sydney's Penrith. Not being able to return home, Glen was rejected and abandoned to the streets of Kings Cross.Over the past four decades, Glen has tirelessly fought to hold his abusers accountable and shed light on the pervasive issue of institutional abuse that plagued Australia.More info:Glen Fisher's book, Predators Paradise is available to be purchased now.You can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or on their websiteFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests: Glen FisherExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/06/2350m 14s

War hero to war criminal, Nick Mckenzie reflects on exposing Ben Roberts-Smith

In 2018, Ben Roberts-Smith, a decorated Australian war veteran who had won the Victoria Cross for his actions in Afghanistan, sued The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Canberra Times.The above newspapers had alleged that Roberts-Smith committed acts of war crimes, bullying and domestic violence.The civil trial ended in July 2022 after 110 days of evidence and legal submissions. It was dubbed one of the largest and most important defamation cases in Australian history.On June 1st, 2023, Justice Anthony Besanko dismissed Roberts-Smith's case against the media outlets, finding that most of the allegations against him were substantially true.Nick Mckenzie, one of the three journalists directly named in the defamation case, joins us on this episode to reflect on the last five years.More info:Nick Mckenzie has an upcoming book that details what went on behind the scenes of this incredible story. It is titled Crossing The Line, and can be preordered here.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests: Nick MckenzieExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/06/2357m 19s

Shortcut: War hero to war criminal, Nick Mckenzie reflects on exposing Ben Roberts-Smith

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. In 2018, Ben Roberts-Smith, a decorated Australian war veteran who had won the Victoria Cross for his actions in Afghanistan, sued The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Canberra Times.The above newspapers had alleged that Roberts-Smith committed acts of war crimes, bullying and domestic violence.The civil trial ended in July 2022 after 110 days of evidence and legal submissions. It was dubbed one of the largest and most important defamation cases in Australian history.On June 1st, 2023, Justice Anthony Besanko dismissed Roberts-Smith's case against the media outlets, finding that most of the allegations against him were substantially true.Nick Mckenzie, one of the three journalists directly named in the defamation case, joins us on this episode to reflect on the last five years.More info:Nick Mckenzie has an upcoming book that details what went on behind the scenes of this incredible story. It is titled Crossing The Line, and can be preordered here.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests: Nick MckenzieExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/06/2322m 19s

The silent suffering of a missing person's sibling

Tony Ryan's sister Marcia disappeared in 1996 after leaving her Melbourne home. Marcia told her family she was going on a road trip with her dog Ziggy to see their parents in Queensland. But as you'll hear from Tony, Marcia's car was found abandoned in the Latrobe Valley in Victoria with no sign of Marcia or Ziggy. Tony's been relentless in trying to find out what happened to Marcia, who was 33 when she vanished.More info:If you have any information in regards to the disappearance of Marcia Ryan, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or on their websiteThe Ryan family's story is featured in Nicole Morris' book VANISHEDFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests: Tony RyanExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/2340m 3s

Shortcut: The silent suffering of a missing person's sibling

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Tony Ryan's sister Marcia disappeared in 1996 after leaving her Melbourne home.Marcia told her family she was going on a road trip with her dog Ziggy to see their parents in Queensland. But as you'll hear from Tony, Marcia's car was found abandoned in the Latrobe Valley in Victoria with no sign of Marcia or Ziggy.Tony's been relentless in trying to find out what happened to Marcia, who was 33 when she vanished.More info:If you have any information in regards to the disappearance of Marcia Ryan, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or on their websiteThe Ryan family's story is featured in Nicole Morris' book VANISHEDFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests: Tony RyanExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/2319m 49s

Tina Greer's disappearance: Her daughter's fight for justice

Tina Louise Greer, 32, went missing from her Beechmont home in Queensland, January 18, 2012.She had gone to visit her ex boyfriend, a Finks bikie by the name of Les "Grumpy" Sharman, and has not been seen since.Despite being listed by a Queensland coroner and police as the primary suspect in Tina's disappearance, Les Sharman was never formally questioned by police. He then died in a car crash in 2018.Our guest for today's episode, Tina's daughter Lili, was 13 when her mother went missing. Now, as a young adult, Lili has been relentless in her fight to advocate for her mother and other families like theirs. Through Lili's advocacy, a coronial inquest has been announced into her mother's disappearance for August 2023. If you have any information in regards to the disappearance of Tina Greer, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or on their websiteMore info:The Tina Greer ProjectLili Greer's social media accountFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests: Lili GreerExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/06/2340m 9s

Shortcut: Tina Greer's disappearance: Her daughter's fight for justice

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Tina Louise Greer, 32, went missing from her Beechmont home in Queensland, January 18, 2012.She had gone to visit her ex boyfriend, a Finks bikie by the name of Les "Grumpy" Sharman, and has not been seen since.Despite being listed by a Queensland coroner and police as the primary suspect in Tina's disappearance, Les Sharman was never formally questioned by police. He then died in a car crash in 2018.Our guest for today's episode, Tina's daughter Lili, was 13 when her mother went missing. Now, as a young adult, Lili has been relentless in her fight to advocate for her mother and other families like theirs. Through Lili's advocacy, a coronial inquest has been announced into her mother's disappearance for August 2023. If you have any information in regards to the disappearance of Tina Greer, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or on their websiteMore info:The Tina Greer ProjectLili Greer's social media accountFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests: Lili GreerExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/06/2316m 37s

The woman helping families of the vanished in Australia

Nicole Morris started a website more than 16 years ago called Australian Missing Persons Register. It was something she began as a personal project but it soon turned into a valuable resource and advocacy platform for the families and friends of missing people in Australia. Now some of these cases and stories are in her first book VANISHED, told through the experiences of siblings with a missing loved one - the desperate searches in the first days, the Police investigations and, for many, the heartbreak as the years, even decades, go by with no news and no answers. Nicole’s joined us for this episode. VANISHED is published by Big Sky Publishing and available for pre-order. It’s on the shelves and online on 7 June 2023.More info:PRE-ORDER VANISHED by Nicole Morris.Australian Missing Persons RegisterFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests: Nicole MorrisExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/05/2330m 11s

Shortcut: The woman helping families of the vanished in Australia

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Nicole Morris started a website more than 16 years ago called Australian Missing Persons Register. It was something she began as a personal project but it soon turned into a valuable resource and advocacy platform for the families and friends of missing people in Australia. Now some of these cases and stories are in her first book VANISHED, told through the experiences of siblings with a missing loved one - the desperate searches in the first days, the Police investigations and, for many, the heartbreak as the years, even decades, go by with no news and no answers. Nicole’s joined us for this episode. VANISHED is published by Big Sky Publishing and available for pre-order. It’s on the shelves and online on 7 June 2023.More info:PRE-ORDER VANISHED by Nicole Morris.Australian Missing Persons RegisterFor Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests: Nicole MorrisExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/05/2315m 39s

The Heartbreaking Story This Crime Reporter Can't Forget

In 2007 when Kate Kyriacou was a reporter for the Adelaide Advertiser, she took up a story of a missing woman named Glenys Heyward.Glenys, 53, had been due to go on a holiday with her new partner. Instead, she went missing from her hometown of Mount Gambier, towards the Victorian border.Nowadays, Kate is the Courier Mail's Chief Crime Reporter, and has since reported on many harrowing cases. This one, however, is the one that sticks with her the most. In Kate's own words, "when people say "why didn't she just leave?", this case shows why it's a lot more complicated than that".For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests:  Kate Kyriacou Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/2332m 40s

Shortcut: The Heartbreaking Story This Crime Reporter Can't Forget

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. In 2007 when Kate Kyriacou was a reporter for the Adelaide Advertiser, she took up a story of a missing woman named Glenys Heyward.Glenys, 53, had been due to go on a holiday with her new partner. Instead, she went missing from her hometown of Mount Gambier, towards the Victorian border.Nowadays, Kate is the Courier Mail's Chief Crime Reporter, and has since reported on many harrowing cases. This one, however, is the one that sticks with her the most. In Kate's own words, "when people say "why didn't she just leave?", this case shows why it's a lot more complicated than that".For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests:  Kate KyriacouExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/2314m 50s

Shortcut: The Baby in the Suitcase

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Sarah Boyd immigrated from Scotland to Sydney in 1923. It was there, where she and an accomplice committed an unthinkable decision.What's even more terrifying, is that it was a decision that wasn't uncommon for women living in Sydney, Australia at the time. In fact, it was one of only a handful of difficult options faced by many women.BUY Tanya Bretherton's book The Suitcase Baby.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests:  Tanya BrethertonExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/05/2314m 12s

The Baby in the Suitcase

Sarah Boyd immigrated from Scotland to Sydney in 1923. It was there, where she and an accomplice committed an unthinkable decision.What's even more terrifying, is that it was a decision that wasn't uncommon for women living in Sydney, Australia at the time. In fact, it was one of only a handful of difficult options faced by many women.BUY Tanya Bretherton's book The Suitcase Baby.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests:  Tanya BrethertonExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/05/2331m 57s

Can We Be Real?

🚨 NEW PODCAST ALERT 🚨You are the first to find out about a new podcast project I've been working on and it's called "Can We Be Real?"I've really missed connecting with you on a range of different topics and now every Tuesday we can catch up, share secrets, chat life and discuss taboo topics going on in the world. I would really love your support today...Please search "Can We Be Real? on your favourite podcast platform. Subscribe on Apple, follow on Spotify so you get the latest episodes when they drop and if you get the chance to share this podcast with your friends that would be a HUGE help. Tuesday's are now for "Can We Be Real?" Thank you for your support.Instagram: @Meshel_Laurie Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/05/2338m 37s

The Meanest Man in Pentridge Who You've Never Heard Of

We continue on from last week's episode with a breakdown of a suspect believed to be the perpetrator of the 1941 Pay Car massacre.That suspect's name is Lionel Charles Thomas. But don't get too used to it, because if there was one thing this guy loved, it was changing his name.You'll have to keep your wits about you because over the course of this episode, as he lies cheats, murders, but also romances his way around Australia and New Guinea, Lionel will go by no less than three more names. Despite his long and nefarious history, Lionel went mostly under the radar because of his incredible capacity to commit them on the same days as major historical events.You can listen to Michael's podcast, Forgotten Australia wherever you get your podcasts.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests:  Michael AdamsExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/05/2348m 45s

Shortcut: The Meanest Man in Pentridge Who You've Never Heard Of

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. We continue on from last week's episode with a breakdown of a suspect believed to be the perpetrator of the 1941 Pay Car massacre.That suspect's name is Lionel Charles Thomas. But don't get too used to it, because if there was one thing this guy loved, it was changing his name.You'll have to keep your wits about you because over the course of this episode, as he lies cheats, murders, but also romances his way around Australia and New Guinea, Lionel will go by no less than three more names.Despite his long and nefarious history, Lionel went mostly under the radar because of his incredible capacity to commit them on the same days as major historical events.You can listen to Michael's podcast, Forgotten Australia wherever you get your podcasts.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests:  Michael AdamsExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/05/2319m 54s

Unsolved: South Sydney's Forgotten Massacre

On the morning of December 8, 1941, three men operating a "Pay Car" in south Sydney were unknowingly heading into a brutal ambush.This story, however, has been lost to history due to it taking place on the same day Pearl Harbour was attacked.Michael Adams from the Forgotten Australia podcast is back with us for another historical Australian crime.This is a part one of two part series.You can listen to Michael's podcast, Forgotten Australia wherever you get your podcasts.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests:  Michael AdamsExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/2331m 40s

Shortcut: Unsolved: South Sydney's Forgotten Massacre

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. On the morning of December 8, 1941, three men operating a "Pay Car" in south Sydney were unknowingly heading into a brutal ambush.This story, however, has been lost to history due to it taking place on the same day Pearl Harbour was attacked.Michael Adams from the Forgotten Australia podcast is back with us for another historical Australian crime.This is a part one of two part series.You can listen to Michael's podcast, Forgotten Australia wherever you get your podcasts.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests:  Michael AdamsExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/2313m 27s

Leisl Smith is missing, and her family can not get a judge's verdict

Sandi Harvey has not seen her daughter Leisl Smith since 2012. At that time, Leisl was 23 years old. She was happy, healthy and working in her dream job caring for horses.But it was horses that brought her into contact with James Church, a much older man with whom she fell in love.After her disappearance, Sandi discovered Leisl's relationship with Church was one of cruelty and heartache.Ten years after Leisl's disappearance, Sandi and the rest of her family thought they may finally be on the verge of some kind of breakthrough. But James Church had one more cruel trick up his sleeve.We implore our listeners to join Leisl Smith's information page: https://www.facebook.com/FindLeislSmith/If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Leisl Smith, please contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests:  Sandi HarveyExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/05/2340m 7s

Shortcut: Leisl Smith is missing, and her family can not get a judge's verdict

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Sandi Harvey has not seen her daughter Leisl Smith since 2012.At that time, Leisl was 23 years old. She was happy, healthy and working in her dream job caring for horses.But it was horses that brought her into contact with James Church, a much older man with whom she fell in love.After her disappearance, Sandi discovered Leisl's relationship with Church was one of cruelty and heartache.Ten years after Leisl's disappearance, Sandi and the rest of her family thought they may finally be on the verge of some kind of breakthrough. But James Church had one more cruel trick up his sleeve.We implore our listeners to join Leisl Smith's information page: https://www.facebook.com/FindLeislSmith/If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Leisl Smith, please contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests:  Sandi HarveyExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/05/2314m 27s

Shortcut: The ripple effects after your family is touched by an act of pure evil

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Our guest today is Boyd Unwin, a suburban tradie and father of three in his fifties, who's always thought of himself and his family as the epitome of normal and unremarkable.Boyd has committed himself to understanding how he lost his daughter, Katie Haley, to her partner five years ago. Boyd and his wife Tania are now raising the child their daughter shared with her murderer. And bit by bit, they'll have to explain to that child why neither of her parents can be with her. They're doing this at a time when they thought they'd be settling into retirement and enjoying being grandparents.The Unwin's are determined to open the eyes of other normal families to what they now see were red flags in Katie's relationship. They'd all grown to dislike her partner, but none of them believed she was in mortal danger in her home. If they had, they'd never have allowed her and her kids to be in that home for a single second, and that's the very important message Boyd wants us all to hear.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests:  Boyd UnwinExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/04/2318m 18s

The ripple effects after your family is touched by an act of pure evil

Our guest today is Boyd Unwin, a suburban tradie and father of three in his fifties, who's always thought of himself and his family as the epitome of normal and unremarkable.Boyd has committed himself to understanding how he lost his daughter, Katie Haley, to her partner five years ago. Boyd and his wife Tania are now raising the child their daughter shared with her murderer. And bit by bit, they'll have to explain to that child why neither of her parents can be with her. They're doing this at a time when they thought they'd be settling into retirement and enjoying being grandparents.The Unwin's are determined to open the eyes of other normal families to what they now see were red flags in Katie's relationship. They'd all grown to dislike her partner, but none of them believed she was in mortal danger in her home. If they had, they'd never have allowed her and her kids to be in that home for a single second, and that's the very important message Boyd wants us all to hear.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests:  Boyd UnwinExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardGET IN TOUCH: Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/04/2350m 14s

Shortcut: Setting the record straight on Christopher Dale Flannery, AKA Mr Rent-a-Kill

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Ray Mooney joins us again this week to tell us about his friend, Christopher Dale Flannery (AKA Mr Rent-a-kill).Chris was a teenager when they first met in Pentridge Prison. Chris was not long out of the notorious Morning Star boys home in Victoria's Mt Eliza.Over the following decades, they maintained their close friendship. While Ray Mooney went on to become a published author, playwright, director and educator, Chris went on to become Australia's best known hitman.Chris disappeared in 1985. Ray says that since then, many have taken the opportunity to say things they wouldn't have dared say when he was alive.Today, Ray sets the record straight and shares the true story of Christopher Dale Flannery's life, and what he believes is the most likely truth of his death. All of Ray's books and more can be found on his website here: https://raymooney.com/my-books/If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) 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 aGuests: Ray MooneyEditor: Meshel LaurieExecutive Producer: Matthew Tankard GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/04/2319m 21s

Setting the record straight on Christopher Dale Flannery, AKA Mr Rent-a-Kill

Ray Mooney joins us again this week to tell us about his friend, Christopher Dale Flannery (AKA Mr Rent-a-kill).Chris was a teenager when they first met in Pentridge Prison. Chris was not long out of the notorious Morning Star boys home in Victoria's Mt Eliza. Over the following decades, they maintained their close friendship. While Ray Mooney went on to become a published author, playwright, director and educator, Chris went on to become Australia's best known hitman.Chris disappeared in 1985. Ray says that since then, many have taken the opportunity to say things they wouldn't have dared say when he was alive.Today, Ray sets the record straight and shares the true story of Christopher Dale Flannery's life, and what he believes is the most likely truth of his death.  All of Ray's books and more can be found on his website here: https://raymooney.com/my-books/If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) 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 aGuests: Ray MooneyEditor: Meshel LaurieExecutive Producer: Matthew Tankard GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/04/2355m 43s

Shortcut: From Pentridge to Playwright, Ray Mooney proves rehabilitation is possible

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Our guest today is Ray Mooney. He's in his seventies now, and for most of his life, he's been a celebrated writer of novels, plays, films, non-fiction books, and a university lecturer.At a different time in his life, though, the only institution he was allowed inside of was the Bluestone College: The College of Knowledge, also known as Pentridge Prison.Ray Mooney was convicted of rape when he was 19, and today we hear Ray's story, which is extraordinary in its own right, not least because of the honesty and openness he's prepared to bring to it. All of Ray's books and more can be found on his website here: https://raymooney.com/my-books/If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) 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 aGuests: Ray MooneyEditor: Meshel LaurieExecutive Producer: Matthew Tankard GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/04/2314m 45s

From Pentridge to Playwright, Ray Mooney proves rehabilitation is possible

Our guest today is Ray Mooney. He's in his seventies now, and for most of his life, he's been a celebrated writer of novels, plays, films, non-fiction books, and a university lecturer. At a different time in his life, though, the only institution he was allowed inside of was the Bluestone College: The College of Knowledge, also known as Pentridge Prison. Ray Mooney was convicted of rape when he was 19, and today we hear Ray's story, which is extraordinary in its own right, not least because of the honesty and openness he's prepared to bring to it.  All of Ray's books and more can be found on his website here: https://raymooney.com/my-books/If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) 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 aGuests: Ray MooneyEditor: Meshel LaurieExecutive Producer: Matthew Tankard GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/04/2346m 52s

Modern day organised crime gangs in Australia

Anthony Dowsley has been a crime reporter at Melbourne's Herald Sun since 2004. In that time, he's covered everything from homicides, solved and unsolved, law and order reforms and police corruption.We're very honoured to have him in to discuss one of his speciality topics: gang related crime in Australia. In this episode we will get a snapshot of who's who in Australian bikie gangs, how they're linked to organised crime in other countries, and the biggest police Trojan Horse operation yet. If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrime GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCEmail 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/04/2332m 38s

Shortcut: Modern day organised crime gangs in Australia

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Anthony Dowsley has been a crime reporter at Melbourne's Herald Sun since 2004. In that time, he's covered everything from homicides, solved and unsolved, law and order reforms and police corruption.We're very honoured to have him in to discuss one of his speciality topics: gang related crime in Australia.In this episode we will get a snapshot of who's who in Australian bikie gangs, how they're linked to organised crime in other countries, and the biggest police Trojan Horse operation yet.You can listen to Anthony Dowsley's podcast "The Devil's Apprentice" wherever you get your podcasts.If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrime GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCEmail 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/04/2315m 50s

Nancy & Victoria: The Beaumaris Beach Mystery

Two young female tourists are staying in the same quiet spot in Tasmania…one disappears, never to be seen again and two years later, the other woman is brutally murdered.The women are 26-year-old German Nancy Grunwaldt, reported missing on April 15th 1993. Getting around on a bike, she was spending some time at Beaumaris Beach, reading a book. What happened after that is a mystery…so far. Nancy’s never been found but she was declared deceased by the coroner in 2003. Read the reports here: https://www.magistratescourt.tas.gov.au/about_us/coroners/coronialfindings/g/182_of_2004Italian woman Victoria Cafasso who was 20, was found dead on 11 October 1995 on Beaumaris beach. She’d been stabbed numerous times and had been beaten. Victoria was staying in the tiny hamlet of Beaumaris with her cousin and had been there less than a week. Read the Coroners’ report here: https://www.magistratescourt.tas.gov.au/about_us/coroners/coronialfindings/c/2005_tascd_125_-_cafasso,_victoria_anna_elizabethTasmanian journalist and author Melanie Calvert was on a trip back to her home state not long after Victoria’s murder. It’s haunted her ever since and she spent years researching and wrote a book Tasmania’s Beaumaris Beach Mystery: What Happened to Nancy and Victoria?There’s been suspects for Victoria’s murder and could it be coincidence that Nancy disappeared from the same place? The initial police investigation into Victoria’s murder has come under scrutiny too.Melanie’s book is Tasmania’s Beaumaris Beach Mystery: What Happened to Nancy and Victoria? And it’s available online. There’s details in the show notes for this episode.If you have any info to share with police phone crime stoppers on 1800 333 000 or go to https://www.crimestopperstas.com.au/ If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrimeMore information Melanie Calvert and where to buy her books can be found here: https://melaniecalvert.com/buy-freycinet/ GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCEmail 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/2334m 31s

Shortcut: Nancy & Victoria: The Beaumaris Beach Mystery

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Two young female tourists are staying in the same quiet spot in Tasmania…one disappears, never to be seen again and two years later, the other woman is brutally murdered.The women are 26-year-old German Nancy Grunwaldt, reported missing on April 15th 1993. Getting around on a bike, she was spending some time at Beaumaris Beach, reading a book. What happened after that is a mystery…so far. Nancy’s never been found but she was declared deceased by the coroner in 2003. Read the reports here: https://www.magistratescourt.tas.gov.au/about_us/coroners/coronialfindings/g/182_of_2004Italian woman Victoria Cafasso who was 20, was found dead on 11 October 1995 on Beaumaris beach. She’d been stabbed numerous times and had been beaten. Victoria was staying in the tiny hamlet of Beaumaris with her cousin and had been there less than a week. Read the Coroners’ report here: https://www.magistratescourt.tas.gov.au/about_us/coroners/coronialfindings/c/2005_tascd_125_-_cafasso,_victoria_anna_elizabethTasmanian journalist and author Melanie Calvert was on a trip back to her home state not long after Victoria’s murder. It’s haunted her ever since and she spent years researching and wrote a book Tasmania’s Beaumaris Beach Mystery: What Happened to Nancy and Victoria?There’s been suspects for Victoria’s murder and could it be coincidence that Nancy disappeared from the same place? The initial police investigation into Victoria’s murder has come under scrutiny too.Melanie’s book is Tasmania’s Beaumaris Beach Mystery: What Happened to Nancy and Victoria? And it’s available online. There’s details in the show notes for this episode.If you have any info to share with police or phone crime stoppersMore information Melanie Calvert and where to buy her books can be found here: https://melaniecalvert.com/buy-freycinet/If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrimeGET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCEmail the show at team@smartfella.com.auSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/04/2313m 46s

How Jeffrey Morgan went from serving 18 years in prison to becoming a community leader

When he was 12, Jeffrey Morgan ran away from his country NSW home to Redfern to stay with his mum. He thought his dad was being too strict and he wanted more freedom. This was the time in Redfern when the inner-city suburb was the centre of Aboriginal life and activism and it was a tough place.Jeffrey spent a lot of time on the streets, getting involved in minor offences a s a means of survival – namely stealing food to eat - but eventually this escalated to stealing cars and then, robbing banks. He started cycling through maximum security prisons which added up to 18 years of his life. He was always into fitness and taking care of his health.During his last stint in prison, Jeffrey had one of those moments where he knew he had to change. And he did it through education and peer support and keeping fit and healthy. His passion is health and fitness – making it realistic and sustainable and role-modelling a different path for men, just like him. Jeffrey wears a lot of hats now, making the most of the life he’s made on the other side of prison. He’s a community leader, corporate speaker, and sought-after life and mindset coach. His latest online program is CUT THE BULLSHIT – which basically is encouraging people to make sustainable habit changes for a healthy, purposeful life.Find out more at https://jeffreymorgan.com.auIf you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrime GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCEmail 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/04/2337m 15s

Shortcut: How Jeffrey Morgan went from serving 18 years in prison to becoming a community leader

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. When he was 12, Jeffrey Morgan ran away from his country NSW home to Redfern to stay with his mum. He thought his dad was being too strict and he wanted more freedom. This was the time in Redfern when the inner-city suburb was the centre of Aboriginal life and activism and it was a tough place.Jeffrey spent a lot of time on the streets, getting involved in minor offences a s a means of survival – namely stealing food to eat - but eventually this escalated to stealing cars and then, robbing banks. He started cycling through maximum security prisons which added up to 18 years of his life. He was always into fitness and taking care of his health.During his last stint in prison, Jeffrey had one of those moments where he knew he had to change. And he did it through education and peer support and keeping fit and healthy. His passion is health and fitness – making it realistic and sustainable and role-modelling a different path for men, just like him. Jeffrey wears a lot of hats now, making the most of the life he’s made on the other side of prison. He’s a community leader, corporate speaker, and sought-after life and mindset coach. His latest online program is CUT THE BULLSHIT – which basically is encouraging people to make sustainable habit changes for a healthy, purposeful life.Find out more at https://jeffreymorgan.com.auIf you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrime GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCEmail 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/04/2314m 54s

The Soldier On Podcast: Tiny Little Spark

For the last year or so, we've been working away on a very special project called The Soldier On Podcast.Soldier On is an incredible not for profit organisation that delivers holistic support services for current and former Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel.We joined up with them to help share the remarkable stories of those they work with. Hosted by the wonderful Hugh Riminton, each episode you’ll hear a first-hand account of a life touched by involvement in the Defence industry.If you're a fan of Australian True Crime, then rest assured you're going to love this podcast - these stories are truly amazing.The whole series can be streamed now, wherever you get your podcasts.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/04/2355m 55s

I'm sorry I missed a brutal multiple murder

Our guest today is from Toowoomba in Queensland, and he thought he'd seen his fair share of violence and mayhem by the time he'd sobered up in his mid-twenties. On today's episode, we're talking about a terrible turn of events that landed him back in the middle of incredibly senseless violence, just as he was pulling his life together. On the evening of May 30th 2005, three teenage boys brutally murdered Michael Thompson, 30, and teenagers David Lyons and Tyson Wilson, both just 17. Our guest, who was literally on his way to Thompson's flat, was distracted that night by an old mate. It was a distraction that may well have saved his life, but it's also left him guilt ridden ever since.If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) 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. Guests: AnonymousExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/04/2337m 58s

Shortcut: I'm sorry I missed a brutal multiple murder

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Our guest today is from Toowoomba in Queensland, and he thought he'd seen his fair share of violence and mayhem by the time he'd sobered up in his mid-twenties.On today's episode, we're talking about a terrible turn of events that landed him back in the middle of incredibly senseless violence, just as he was pulling his life together.On the evening of May 30th 2005, three teenage boys brutally murdered Michael Thompson, 30, and teenagers David Lyons and Tyson Wilson, both just 17.Our guest, who was literally on his way to Thompson's flat, was distracted that night by an old mate. It was a distraction that may well have saved his life, but it's also left him guilt ridden ever since.If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) 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. Guests: AnonymousExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/04/2318m 53s

How I changed after 37 years of addiction, drama and hopelessness

Robyn Lewis’s life was, frankly, hectic and destructive for 37 years. Multiple addictions, trauma from a brutal childhood, crime…she was just trying to survive. Robyn had tried and tried to change her life and then something happened. Now she’s sharing her story with her community and now, with us, to show that change is possible.And a note before listening - Our guests share their experience. Each person has their own way they deal with life.  So if there’s something you hear that prompts questions for you whether it’s about mental health, medication, ways of dealing with certain situations, make sure you speak to someone you trust like your doctor, counsellor, specialist.More info:Robyn talks on WIN News about her ice addiction (Video, 31 August 2017)Robyn addresses Griffith Community Drug Action Team (Video, 8 Novmber 2017)Robyn Lewis knows a bit about drug addiction in regional NSW (Sydney Morning Herald)There’s a number of services and programs for addiction. Robyn mentioned SMART Recovery. For more information on other options and services go to Turning Point Australia’s national addiction treatment, training and research centre.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)Blue Knot Foundation - National Centre of Excellence for Complex TraumaSexual assault and family violence services in your StateCREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests:  Robyn LewisExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardIf you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/03/2335m 20s

Shortcut: How I changed after 37 years of addiction, drama and hopelessness

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Robyn Lewis’s life was, frankly, hectic and destructive for 37 years. Multiple addictions, trauma from a brutal childhood, crime…she was just trying to survive. Robyn had tried and tried to change her life and then something happened. Now she’s sharing her story with her community and now, with us, to show that change is possible.And a note before listening - Our guests share their experience. Each person has their own way they deal with life. So if there’s something you hear that prompts questions for you whether it’s about mental health, medication, ways of dealing with certain situations, make sure you speak to someone you trust like your doctor, counsellor, specialist.More info:Robyn talks on WIN News about her ice addiction (Video, 31 August 2017)Robyn addresses Griffith Community Drug Action Team (Video, 8 Novmber 2017)Robyn Lewis knows a bit about drug addiction in regional NSW (Sydney Morning Herald)There’s a number of services and programs for addiction. Robyn mentioned SMART Recovery. For more information on other options and services go to Turning Point Australia’s national addiction treatment, training and research centre.For Support: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)Blue Knot Foundation - National Centre of Excellence for Complex TraumaSexual assault and family violence services in your StateCREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests:  Robyn LewisExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/03/2313m 28s

Shortcut: Why should we care about conspiracy theorists and so-called sovereign citizens?

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. Is it that bad if people believe in conspiracy theories? According to our guests for this episode, at first it’s funny, irritating (we all had someone we know who was sharing things that seemed a bit off beam over the past three years) and seemingly ridiculous…until it’s not.SOS and Sandee are two women who live in outer suburban Melbourne and have day jobs and families but they have also been deep diving into the world of places and spaces where people who believe in conspiracy theories and have such a distrust in Governments that they don’t acknowledge the laws that we all have to adhere to…like having a driver's licence, paying council rates and there’s more.SOS and Sandee go to the protests, they watch endless videos and livestreams and are among a network of others who are doing important work to get people to understand this world and the people who have positioned themselves as leaders, or ‘gurus’, in many cases who are making lots of money from followers. Some also have disturbing political motives for what they are doing.More info:You can find SOS and Sandee on Twitter - @SOS149 and @sunnysandeelTinfoil Tales is on the feed of The Conditional Release PodcastBackground on Chase Allan - Chase Allan: 5 fast facts you need to knowWhat is the Sovereign Citizens movement in USA?Pseudo-law Adherents in Australia - an interview with someone who clawed his way outSome more people to check out to learn more about what we discussed in this episode:Tom Tanuki (Independent Australia) The White Rose Society - anti-fascist researchers in AustraliaCelery Sorbet on TwitterVaxatious Litigant on TwitterSouthern Poverty Law Centre (US)Hope Not Hate (UK) Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/03/2314m 36s

Why should we care about conspiracy theorists and so-called sovereign citizens?

Is it that bad if people believe in conspiracy theories? According to our guests for this episode, at first it’s funny, irritating (we all had someone we know who was sharing things that seemed a bit off beam over the past three years) and seemingly ridiculous…until it’s not.SOS and Sandee are two women who live in outer suburban Melbourne and have day jobs and families but they have also been deep diving into the world of places and spaces where people who believe in conspiracy theories and have such a distrust in Governments that they don’t acknowledge the laws that we all have to adhere to…like having a driver's licence, paying council rates and there’s more.SOS and Sandee go to the protests, they watch endless videos and livestreams and are among a network of others who are doing important work to get people to understand this world and the people who have positioned themselves as leaders, or ‘gurus’, in many cases who are making lots of money from followers. Some also have disturbing political motives for what they are doing.More info:You can find SOS and Sandee on Twitter - @SOS149 and @sunnysandeelTinfoil Tales is on the feed of The Conditional Release PodcastBackground on Chase Allan - Chase Allan: 5 fast facts you need to knowSome more people to check out to learn more about what we discussed in this episode:Tom Tanuki (Independent Australia) The White Rose Society - anti-fascist researchers in AustraliaCelery Sorbet on TwitterVaxatious Litigant on TwitterSouthern Poverty Law Centre (US)Hope Not Hate (UK)Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/03/2358m 43s

Grace's Place: The Legacy of Anita Cobby

The night of February 2nd 1986 was when 26 year old Sydney nurse Anita Cobby was savagely murdered by a group of strangers. It has since been marked a turning point for Australian culture.Today's conversation is with Anita's sister, Kathryn Szyszka. It's all about legacy - Anita's legacy, and the legacy of their parents, Grace and Garry Lynch.A new facility has finally opened in Sydney to provide healing and restoration for children affected by violent crime.It's called Grace's Place, and has been made in honour of Grace Lynch. Kathryn is now the carrier of the flame for her family who've created an amazing legacy in Anita's name.More information on Grace's Place can be found here: https://gracesplace.org.au/Further reading material:Someone Else's Daughter: www.booktopia.com.au/someone-else-s-daughter-julia-sheppard/book/9780732909161.htmlRemembering Anita Cobby: www.booktopia.com.au/remembering-anita-cobby-mark-morri/book/9780143784647.htmlIf you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrimeCREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram  Guests: Kathryn Szyszka.Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardRecorded at Stupid Old Studios 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.auAustralian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even moreSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/03/2334m 52s

We need to talk about complex trauma with Forensic Psychologist Dr Ahona Guha

Our guest for this episode is Dr Ahona Guha, a Melbourne-based Forensic and clinical psychologist. She works with survivors of abuse and those who live with trauma. Ahona also works with perpetrators of harmful behaviours including sex offenders, stalkers and bullies. Ahona has written her first book RECLAIM: Understanding complex trauma and those who abuse.Dr Ahona Guha’s views are her own.MORE INFO:Former Victorian prosecutor awarded $435,000 over exposure to sexual abuse materialWhat is moral injury?Vicarious TraumaIf you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrimeCREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram  Guests: Dr Ahona Guha You can find her on InstagramProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardRecorded at Stupid Old Studios 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.auAustralian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even moreSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/03/2347m 17s

Suicide Bombings and the Australian Federal Police

We've mentioned the Australian Federal Police (AFP) many times on Australian True Crime, but do any of us really know what they do?Our guest today, David Savage AM, who reached the very top of the tree in that organisation, may change the way you think about the role of the AFP.For one thing, his brilliant career was brought to a grinding halt when he was supposed to be protected by a bunch of Americans on a dusty road in Afghanistan.David is now the President of the Australian Federal Police Former Members Association, and he's particularly passionate about securing better mental health support, both for serving and retired members.You can learn more about the AFP Veterans Association and donate here: https://afpva.org.au/CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests:  David SavageExecutive Producer: Matthew TankardEditor: Matthew Tankard & Meshel LaurieIf you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact: Lifeline on 13 11 1413 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/02/231h 5m

The relentless work of rescuing children from online sexual abuse

Father of two, Filmmaker and director of The Children in The Pictures, Akhim Dev joins us for this episode. He was granted unprecedented access to TASKFORCE ARGOS, a Queensland Police team who are world leaders in rescuing children from online sexual abuse and catching the perpetrators like Shannon McCoole, a South Australian child protection worker revealed to be a child-sex offender and the administrator of a paedophile chat board with 45,000 members.This intense and relentless and vicarious trauma is real for the officers who do this work, and also Dev.But their goal is saving children and Task Force Argos has rescued thousands of children from their abusers.More info:The Children in the Pictures Documentary and PodcastTo report information to police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000​​ or Task Force Argos, State Crime Command on 3364 4142.Think U Know - Preventing online child sexual exploitation education program led by the Australian Federal Police.Australia’s eSafety Commissioner - independent statutory office National Office for Child Safety Parents Protect - UK child sexual abuse awareness and prevention resourcesInterpol - Crimes against children investigations and preventionCREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests:  Akhim DevExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardIf you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)Blue Knot Helpline on 1300 657 380Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/02/2338m 14s

The hell of what happened to Trevor Tascas - a family’s story

Trevor Tascas was 27 years old when he suspiciously disappeared in October 2005 from an address in Whittington, a suburb of the regional Victorian city Geelong. His mum Pamela and sister Kirsty join us for this episode. Trevor’s life was up and down and at the time of his disappearance - he was using and dealing drugs but still in sporadic contact with his family.  Investigators believe Trevor had been involved in a dispute with Lawrence Butler, the man he was sharing a house with prior to his disappearance.  In 2009 Lawrence Butler was sentenced to 23 years in jail for Trevor’s murder before his conviction was quashed on appeal.  It’s not the end though for Trevor’s heartbroken family.  Missing Persons Squad detectives are continuing to investigate Trevor Tascas’s disappearance and there’s a $1M reward for information in relation to the person or people responsible for Trevor’s death. Anyone with any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or file a report online at crimestoppersvic.com.auMore info:Victoria Police appeal for info on Trevor’s murder Cold case: Trevor Tascas | Victoria PoliceCoroners’ findings into the death of Trevor John TascasMore on Lawyer Anthony Strik can be found here: https://strik.com.au/CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here Guests:  Pamela and Kirsty Tascas. Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardIf you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact: Lifeline  on 13 11 1413 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/02/2336m 48s

How MAFS star Mishel Karen lost over $100k from an online love scam

Mishel Karen was a participant on season 7 of Married at First Sight Australia. Mishel didn’t find the love she was looking for on the show, and a quick google will tell you a lot about Mishel’s life since the show ended. She’s now an only fans star and so far, she’s still single. Mishel Karen became the victim of a sophisticated scam from Everrise Brokers, through which she lost a large amount of her own money and friends and relatives of hers lost money to after taking her advice to trust her scammers.  Sadly, many people are too embarrassed to report these crimes, but as you’re about to find out, even though Mishel now realises what’s happened to her and is speaking out about it, that doesn’t mean anyone has swung into action to shut the scam down and protect the rest of us. If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrimeCREDITS:Host: Meshel LaurieCo Host: Emily WebbGuests: Mishel KarenProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auAustralian 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/02/2333m 19s

Special Extra: Beauty Break with Joanna from Adore Beauty

Over the summer break, we played some beauty chat segments at the end of our episodes with Joanna Fleming from Adore Beauty.We thought for everyone's convenience, we would collate them all together into this one episode. It's seriously a great refresher on all things skincare and makeup.For a limited time only, use the code "truecrime15" for 15 dollars off orders over $75 at www.adorebeauty.com.au exclusions do apply. You can also listen to lots more beauty content on Joanna's own podcast Beauty IQ Uncensored, available wherever you get your podcasts.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/01/2350m 24s

How Clare became a victim and what happened next

In 2008, Clare awoke in the.middle of the night to two violent men invading her house, demanding the code to her boyfriend's safe.This episode is the story of Clare's life up until now. A story involving mental illness, drugs and abusive men. It's also a story of recovery, support and family.If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrimeCREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: ClareProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auAustralian 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/01/2351m 3s

Tied Up: Alec Baldwin

Hello loves, we have another podcast recommendation for you, and this one is a bit of a crossover.It is a pop-culture podcast called Tied Up, hosted by two friends of mine Sonia Jahshan and Simon Baggs.I think this episode will be of particular interest to you, because they are talking about Alec Baldwin and whether or not he will face charges for that terrible shooting incident that took place on the set of his film, Rust. You can listen to all other Tied Up episodes, wherever you get your podcasts.Show notes:A more serious episode today on a story that has been flooding the news cycles and rocked Hollywood for the past two years - The death of cinematography Halyna Hutchins at the hands of actor Alec Baldwin. Alec Baldwin could face prison time of up to 5 years for involuntary manslaughter. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/01/2315m 2s

Man Overboard, the Enduring Mystery of Andrew Witton

Australian True Crime is back for 2023, and we begin this year with the story of Andrew Witton.Andrew was a sailor, surfer and adventurer, who disappeared from his yacht in a remote stretch of the Pacific Ocean in 2007. He was sailing with another man at the time, Simon Golding. As far has Andrew's friends and family are concerned, Simon has yet to provide a satisfactory account of what happened to Andrew on that trip.Andrew's sister, Louise Witton, joins us for this episode. Some of the audio clips used for this episode come from Australian Story's episode on Andrew Witton, which can be viewed here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-08/sea-of-doubt/7147318 If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) 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 Guests: Louise WittonProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/ GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/01/2346m 17s

Hoaxed: Secrets and Lies

We're taking a little break over Summer and using this time to spotlight some of our favourite true-crime podcasts.Introducing... Hoaxed, the new series from Alexi Mostrous and Tortoise, who brought you Sweet Bobby.In 2014, two children told police a shocking story: that they were being abused by a Satanic cult; a cult headed by their father and by parents and teachers at their school in the wealthy London suburb of Hampstead. The story was a lie. But on the internet, that didn't matter.Hoaxed is an investigation into one of Britain's most serious-ever conspiracy theories. A story about a modern-day Satanic panic; about the victims whose lives were destroyed and about the conspiracists who spread the lie around the world. Oh, and it's about our hunt for the perpetrators - the people who forced the kids to lie - the ones who started it all.You can listen to the rest of Hoaxed, wherever you get your podcasts.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/01/2336m 36s

One Minute Remaining: David Talley

We're taking a little break over Summer and using this time to spotlight some of our favourite true-crime podcasts.This week we're showcasing Jack Laurence's podcast, One Minute Remaining.Today's episode is the story of David Talley, the man serving an incredible prison sentence. David, like millions of others around the world, struggled with addiction, an addiction to crack cocaine. This addiction would drive David to make poor decisions, decisions that would see him fall into a cycle of prison time for petty theft to help pay for his habit.After years of going in and out of prison and struggling with his addiction, David was yet again back in court after being arrested for a burglary on a gas station after hours. After being given bond and time to say goodbye to his kids David would make a heartbreaking decision, a decision which would change the course of his life forever.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/01/2342m 28s

Introducing True North True Crime

We're taking a little break over Summer and using this time to spotlight some of our favourite true-crime podcasts.This week we're showcasing True North True Crime. On the night of February 17th, 2018, Ryan Shtuka attended a silent disco followed by an after-party at a house in Sun Peaks resort near Kamloops BC. No one has seen or heard from Ryan since the party. Nearly 5 years have gone by and the Shtuka family still needs answers. Join your hosts as they sit down with Ryan’s mother Heather Shtuka to talk about the searches for Ryan, the investigation into his disappearance, as well as Heather’s upcoming book.True North True Crime is available wherever you get your podcasts.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/01/231h 13m

Do Go On: The Tylenol Murders

We're taking a little break over Summer and using this time to spotlight some of our favourite podcasts.Do Go On is a fact based comedy podcast hosted by Melbourne comedians Jess Perkins, Matt Stewart and Dave Warneke. Each week they take it in turns to report on a topic and have covered everything from the life of Dolly Parton to the Chernobyl Disaster, Argentina's Heist of the Century to The History of The Penis.Show notes: In 1982, Chicago was rocked by a terrifying crime. Panic set in as across the city people began to drop dead after taking over the counter Tylenol paracetamol. It soon became apparent that someone had replaced the pills with cyanide. The Do Go On podcast reports on the case.EPISODE REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-tylenol-murders-unsealed-first-24-hours-20220922-2mts4uwyzjgard6cawicu2myvm-htmlstory.htmlhttps://www.chicagotribune.com/tylenolmurders/ct-tylenol-murders-unsealed-investigation--20220922-mcnxdqfs2zhhvdwm3p452i64cy-htmlstory.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5GJlN1F6xQ&t=323shttps://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2022/09/us/tylenol-murders-cnnphotos/https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/cold-cases/chicago-tylenol-murders/https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/tylenol-murders-1982Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/12/221h 19m

GUILT: Theories & Rumours

We're taking a little break over Summer and using this time to spotlight some of our favourite true-crime podcasts.This week we're showcasing Ryan Wolf's podcast, GUILT.Show notes: On the 18th June 2012, beloved Pizza shop owner Jordan Voudouris was gunned down in cold blood, in Paeroa, New Zealand. To this day, his killers have never been caught.In this Multi-Part Investigative Podcast Actor/Lawyer Ryan Wolf revisits Jordan's case in the search for answers.In this, Episode Two. Ryan meets a very interesting local and discovers the theories and rumours around Jordan's murder run deep in the town.Listen to the entire Season One right now, or dive into Season Two live as Ryan investigates a new case.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/12/2238m 58s

One Minute Remaining: The Murdered Lottery Winner - Dorice Moore part 1

We're taking a little break over Summer and using this time to spotlight some of our favourite true-crime podcasts.This week we're showcasing Jack Laurence's podcast, One Minute Remaining.Show notes: Welcome to episode one of 'One minute remaining' - Today we start the story of Dorice Moore and Abraham Lee Shakespeare, a story that has layer after layer but that is nothing short of mind blowing.I am not here to prove her innocent or guilty I am simply here to allow her to tell her side of the story.This is the first of many chats I will have with Dorice during this season as we not only hear the story from her side but also follow her journey as she fights to clear her name.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/2228m 33s

Forgotten Australia: The Cairns Grenade Murders Part 3

We're taking a little break over Summer and using this time to spotlight some of our favourite true-crime podcasts.This week we're showcasing Michael Adam's Forgotten Australia, with his three part Cairns Grenade Murders series.Part 3: With the accused murderer of Holly Murphy and Kathleen Brown set to go to trial in April 1946, there's a series of shocking secret developments, including a bombshell letter that makes disturbing claims against Queensland's boys in blue. Via the original police murder file - and from information from a descendant of one of the men involved - we explore what might've really happened.To read an extract and get 26% off Michael's book Hanging Ned Kelly, you can visit this link here: https://affirmpress.com.au/publishing/hanging-ned-kelly/Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/12/2247m 7s

Forgotten Australia: The Cairns Grenade Murders Part 2

We're taking a little break over Summer and using this time to spotlight some of our favourite true-crime podcasts.This week we're showcasing Michael Adam's Forgotten Australia, with his three part Cairns Grenade Murders series.Part 2: With Detective Senior-Sergeant Frank Bischof in Cairns, Bob Davis soon identifies the murderer. But how far can Bob be trusted? And what is Bischof offering?To read an extract and get 26% off Michael's book Hanging Ned Kelly, you can visit this link here: https://affirmpress.com.au/publishing/hanging-ned-kelly/Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/12/2237m 35s

Forgotten Australia: The Cairns Grenade Murders Part 1

We're taking a little break over Summer and using this time to spotlight some of our favourite true-crime podcasts.This week we're showcasing Michael Adam's Forgotten Australia, with his three part Cairns Grenade Murders series.On a hot night in January 1946, two women were cold-bloodedly murdered with a grenade in the centre of Cairns. In this three-part special episode - based on the original police murder file - we take a deep dive into this callous crime, whose solution was frustrated not only by the underworld’s code of silence but also by the conduct of Queensland’s most infamously corrupt cop.To read an extract and get 26% off Michael's book Hanging Ned Kelly, you can visit this link here: https://affirmpress.com.au/publishing/hanging-ned-kelly/Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/12/2240m 29s

A Narelle Fraser Special: Why The Fallen? Part 2

In 2017, 21 year old Zac Jones was drunk, on drugs, and driving recklessly in a car with four other passengers. Unable to control the vehicle, they horrifically crashed, but all remarkably survived.This is part two of a two part series hosted by our dear friend, Narelle Fraser about the lives of Zac and his mother Jane. We will hear a side-by-side account from both Zac and Jane about how an educated, intelligent teenager from a loving family ended up falling so badly, and the astonishing ways in which both of their lives have changed since.Zac and Jane have co-authored the book "Why The Fallen?", which can be purchased at: https://www.whythefallen.com/To hear more from Narelle, you can listen to her podcast "Narelle Fraser Interviews" wherever you get your podcasts.If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrime  CREDITS: Host: Narelle FraserGuests: Zac JonesProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/ GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/11/2253m 42s

A Narelle Fraser Special: Why The Fallen? Part 1

In 2017, 21 year old Zac Jones was drunk, on drugs, and driving recklessly in a car with four other passengers. Unable to control the vehicle, they horrifically crashed, but all remarkably survived.This is part one of a two part series hosted by our dear friend, Narelle Fraser about the lives of Zac and his mother Jane. We will hear a side-by-side account from both Zac and Jane about how an educated, intelligent teenager from a loving family ended up falling so badly, and the astonishing ways in which both of their lives have changed since.Zac and Jane have co-authored the book "Why The Fallen?", which can be purchased at: https://www.whythefallen.com/To hear more from Narelle, you can listen to her podcast "Narelle Fraser Interviews" wherever you get your podcasts.If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrime  CREDITS: Host: Narelle FraserGuests: Zac JonesProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/ GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/11/2258m 48s

The Disappearance of Marjorie Norval

Marjorie Norval was a mould breaker. In the 1930s, she was a single, gregarious career woman, living in a hotel in the Brisbane CBD. She worked for the Premiere William Forgan Smith and his wife, which afforded her to live a lifestyle that was out of reach for most women in conservative Brisbane at the time. That lifestyle came to an abrupt end when she disappeared without a trace, one sunny day in 1938.In the days and months to come, four heroic rescuers would die, one of her rumoured lovers would commit suicide, and a light would be shone on the city’s shady characters, from illegal abortionists to peeping Toms. Our guest today, Michael Adams, hosts his own podcast titled Forgotten Australia, which can be listened to wherever you get your podcasts. If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) 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. Guests: Michael AdamsProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/ GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/11/2233m 23s

The make-up artist that helped put Rolf Harris in prison

The word most commonly used to describe Rolf Harris at the conclusion of his trial and his spectacular fall from grace was remorseless.He still seemed utterly shameless as revelation after revelation rolled out in front of the world and his real character was exposed. We all got an inkling of the sheer entitlement felt by the man and of his expectation that he should be allowed to go on separating his private and public personas with the complete complicity of everyone around him because he was just so famous. Our guest today got more than an inkling, unfortunately. For decades, she was one of the many, many women who knew and who thought he'd get away with it forever. But then miraculously, a group of those women from all over the world, who didn't know each other, decided to stand together. Suzi Dent is a makeup artist. Makeup artists are the heart and soul of any film or television production.They're the ones who hear the secrets, the snickers and the moans. They see the tears and the eye rolls, and they're always ready with a reassuring pat on the arm. They're very special, and you'll understand what I mean by that as you get to know Suzi, and you'll also understand why it's so offensive that she was treated this way in her workplace.You can learn more about Suzi's beauty work here: https://www.goldcoastmakeupartist.com/ If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) 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. Guests: Suzi DentProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/ GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/11/2248m 4s

Don't Make a Fuss: It's Only the Claremont Serial Killer

In 1990, social worker Wendy Davis had her dream job at what was then known as Hollywood Private Hospital in Perth. She was the senior grief counsellor in the palliative care unit. It was intense but rewarding work, and at 40 years of age, life was right on track for Wendy Davis.But It was cruelly taken away from her on her youngest daughter's 11th birthday, when she was violently assaulted by a Telecom technician who was working at the hospital.The technician was charged with common assault, for which he received two months probation. Then, for twenty six years, no one wanted to talk about what happened to Wendy. Wendy herself, tried to bury the memory.That was until WA police realised that the technician who attacked Wendy that day, was Bradley Robert Edwards, now known as the Claremont Serial Killer, who was in their custody for the suspicion of murdering Jane Rimmer, Ciara Glennon, and Sarah Spiers.Wendy's book "Don't Make a Fuss: It's Only the Claremont Serial Killer" is available here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/don-t-make-a-fuss-wendy-davis/book/9781760991227.html If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) 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. Guests: Wendy DavisProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/ GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow 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. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/11/2234m 44s

"Shotgun" Shannon O'Connell's childhood is her toughest opponent

"Shotgun" Shannon O'Connell is Australia's pre-eminent female boxer. One thing that is absolutely true, is that her toughest opponent is her childhood. She fights it everyday, as do her two brothers, with varying degrees of success. We were introduced to Shannon by a previous guest, Russell Manser from The Voice of a Survivor. He likes to say that boxing has saved more lives than church, and Shannon is definitely one of them. You can keep up to date with all things "Shotgun" Shannon by following her instagram If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) 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. Guests: Shannon O'ConnellProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/  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 moreSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/10/2232m 36s

The Stick Up with Russell Manser: The Many Lives of Mick Gatto

Our guest this week, Russell Manser, has an incredible podcast of his own called The Stick Up. Please enjoy this rare interview with Mick Gatto, and check out other episodes of The Stick Up wherever you get your podcasts. Show notes:In this rare interview with ex-underworld figure Mick Gatto, you'll hear about his love for his family, passion for charity and the life altering moments that saw him lose two sons, and end up in jail. Russell talks with a man who speaks his truth. Founder of www.thevoiceofasurvivor.comFind Russell on Instagram hereFind Russell on TikTok hereSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/10/2258m 52s

Russell Manser Wins the Prize for Turning a Life Around

Russell Manser is an extraordinary man. He's been in and out of prison since we was literally a child, and when he wasn't inside, he was robbing banks to support a raging heroin habit. As we know, lifestyle habits like that don't come out of nowhere. When Russell decided to face the truth of what had happened to him, it changed his life. Since then, he's changed many lives too. This is a very upsetting story involving serious sexual assault. We've talked around these issues before with other guests, but Russell is uncompromisingly honest when talking about his story. Please take care when listening to this episode.To hear more from Russell, as well as the stories of his amazing guests, you can listen to his podcast called The Stick Up with Russell Manser You can also learn more about The Voice of a Survivor at www.thevoiceofasurvivor.com If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) 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. Guests: Russell ManserProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/  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 moreSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/10/2249m 7s

A life stolen: Jake was 12 days old when the Frankston serial killer murdered his mum

In 1993, Paul Denyer murdered Natalie Russell, Elizabeth Stevens and Deborah Fream in the Frankston area. Denyer had also stalked and terrified women - that’s one of the lesser known aspects of his horrendous offending.Now 50, Denyer was sentenced to life in prison without parole, but the sentence was later appealed and reduced to a non-parole period of 30 years, meaning Denyer is eligible for release in 2023.There’s a genuine fear from many that Denyer will be released - from the families of Natalie, Elizabeth and Deborah - but also the women who were stalked by Denyer.Our guest for this episode is one of the family members who is speaking up.Jake Blair was 12 days old when his mum Debbie was murdered by Denyer. Though he’s almost 30 he’s still known as Baby Jake to the Frankston community. He was a fluffy-haired newborn, cradled in the arms of his dad Garry in a picture that ran in Newspapers across Australia. Over the years, many people, including us, have wondered what happened to him. What was life like for Baby Jake?  If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) 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. Guests: Jake Blair and Vikki PetraitisProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/  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 moreSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/10/2239m 48s

The Bali Bombings - Aussie Therese Fox’s incredible survival story

Our guests for this episode are Therese Fox and Megan Norris.In 2002 friends Therese Fox and Bronwyn Cartwright travelled to Bali – it was a dream trip that the two Geelong nurses had saved hard for. It was Therese’s first trip overseas and away from her young children.On October 12th Therese and Bronwyn decided to go out to Paddy’s Irish Bar for their last night in Bali.Deadly terrorist attacks on Paddy’s Bar and the Sari Club in Kuta’s party precinct killed 202 people - 88 from Australia including Bronwyn. Therese was critically injured with third-degree burns to 85 per cent of her body.Therese is intensely private but years after the horror of the bombings and her slow, painful road to recovery, she felt that it was important to have her story on record - for her family, to honour Bronwyn and to acknowledge the people whose lives intersected with hers in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.Therese turned to crime journalist and author Megan Norris, who you’ll know from previous episodes of Australian True Crime, to put her remarkable story into words… And you can read it in the book Out of The Ashes: The mother’s love that healed the scars of the Bali bombings.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) 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. Guests: Therese Fox and Megan NorrisProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/ 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 moreSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/10/2235m 39s

The shocking life of the man who hanged Ned Kelly

Our guest for this episode is Michael Adams, host of the fascinating podcast Forgotten Australia. Michael is a master of deep diving into the archives to tell incredible stories most people have never heard of - many of them about crime and society. From historic news articles - even the smallest of briefs and the mere mention of a name, Michael brings old stories, scandals, oddities and the lives of intriguing people back to life.  Michael’s book is HANGING NED KELLY and his podcast is Forgotten Australia. You can find out more about Michael at his website https://michaeladamswrites.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) 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. Guests: Michel AdamsProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/  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 moreSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/10/2244m 48s

Special Extra: We Need To Talk About The Handmaid's Tale

In celebration of the release of the brand new season of The Handmaid's Tale, we've invited a couple of friends over to chat about the series with. We're joined today by mega fan Joanna Fleming from Adore Beauty, and from the brilliant Eyes On Gilead podcast, Fiona Williams. So, why a special episode about The Handmaid's Tale on our true crime podcast feed? Well, Margaret Atwood, the author of The Handmaid's Tale famously said that there's no crime against women in the book, that hasn't actually been perpetrated against women in real life somewhere in the world. Oh, and spoiler alert. Obviously. Season 5 is available to stream free exclusively on SBS On Demand now: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/You can listen to Eyes On Gilead here: https://www.sbs.com.au/guide/podcastcollection/eyes-gileaAnd you can listen to Joanna's podcast with Adore Beauty, Beauty IQ Uncensored here: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/beauty-iq-uncensored/id1478211900GET 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 moreSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/2252m 48s

What the jury didn’t hear in the trial of my brother’s killer

Lucy Wessell contacted Australian True Crime to tell her family’s story about the unforeseeable and tragic loss of her brother Andrew - who is remembered by them as a kind and gentle man who loved his family, animals, and nature. He was a seasoned traveller who had friends all over the world. Andrew Drake was stabbed to death in 2019. Andrew, 29, died on the lawn of a house in Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast, as his sister Penny desperately tried to save his life. The property where he was killed was the home of then 18-year-old Daniel Sharpe, who lived with his parents David and Julie.  Andrew and his sister Penny were invited over to the house for a drink - the kind of thing people do to get to know their neighbours. The night turned into a nightmare - resulting in Andrew’s shocking death. Daniel Sharpe was acquitted of murder, but found guilty of manslaughter by a New South Wales Supreme Court jury.  It was a decision that shattered Andrew’s family and Lucy wanted to tell her their story, especially about what the jury didn’t hear. Lucy is speaking up for Andrew, so his killer’s claims of what happened are not how Andrew is portrayed.  Homicide Victims’ Support Group NSW - https://www.hvsgnsw.org.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) 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. Guests: Lucy WessellProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/  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 moreSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/09/2259m 1s