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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    CREDITS:

    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

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

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

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

    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

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

     

    Lifeline  on 13 11 14

     

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

     

    GET IN TOUCH:

     

    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

     

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

     

    Email the show at [email protected]

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


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

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


    Links:

    Lilyarthur.com

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

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

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


    CREDITS:

    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

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

    Guest:  Lily Arthur

    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

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

     

    Lifeline on 13 11 14

     

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

     

    GET IN TOUCH:

     

    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

     

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

     

    Email the show at [email protected]

     

    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.


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


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


    CREDITS:

    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

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

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

    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

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

     

    Lifeline on 13 11 14

     

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

     

    GET IN TOUCH:

     

    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

     

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

     

    Email the show at [email protected]

     

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


     

     

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


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

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

    CREDITS:

    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

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

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

    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

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

     

    Lifeline  on 13 11 14

     

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

     

    GET IN TOUCH:

     

    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

     

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

     

    Email the show at [email protected]

     

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

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


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

    Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

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

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


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

    Jacks and Jokers

    Three Crooked Kings

    All Fall Down


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


    CREDITS:

    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

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

    Guest: Matthew Condon

    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

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


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

     

    Lifeline on 13 11 14

     

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

     

    GET IN TOUCH:

     

    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

     

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

     

    Email the show at [email protected]

     

    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.


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

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

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


    CREDITS:

    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

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

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

    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

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

     

    Lifeline  on 13 11 14

     

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

     

    GET IN TOUCH:

     

    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

     

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

     

    Email the show at [email protected]

     

    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.


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

     

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

     

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

     

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


    CREDITS:

    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

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

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

    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

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

     

    Lifeline  on 13 11 14

     

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

     

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

     

    GET IN TOUCH:

     

    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

     

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

     

    Email the show at [email protected]

     

    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.


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

     

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

     

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


    CREDITS:

    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

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

    Guest:  Megan Norris

    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

    Archival audio used in this episode is from Channel 10 News

     

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

     

    Lifeline on 13 11 14

     

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

     

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

     

    GET IN TOUCH:

     

    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

     

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

     

    Email the show at [email protected]

     

    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.


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  •  

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

     

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

     

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


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


    CREDITS:

    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

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

    Guest:  Megan Norris

    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

    Archival audio used in this episode is from Channel 10 News

     

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

     

    Lifeline on 13 11 14

     

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

     

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

     

    GET IN TOUCH:

     

    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

     

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

     

    Email the show at [email protected]

     

    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.


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

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


    CREDITS:

    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

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

    Guest:  Peter FitzSimons

    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

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

     

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

     

    Lifeline  on 13 11 14

     

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

     

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

     

    GET IN TOUCH:

     

    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

     

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

     

    Email the show at [email protected]

     

    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.


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

     

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

     

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

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

    NEXT WEEK 

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

    CREDITS:

    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

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

    Guest: Guest name Lindy Cameron  

    Lindy is the publisher of Clan Destine Press 

     

    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

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

     

    Lifeline  on 13 11 14

     

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

     

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

     

    GET IN TOUCH:

     

    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

     

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

     

    Email the show at [email protected]

     

    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.


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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    The Killing Fields: Inside Australia’s most evil prison

     

    Prison Officer in Danger 

     

    Birds Eye View 

     

    Pentridge Confidential 

     

    Mr Ordinary Goes to Jail 

     

    Inside Australia’s Hardest Women’s Jails 

     

    Self-mutilator Gary David 

     

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

     

    Lifeline  on 13 11 14

     

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

     

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

     

    CREDITS:

     

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

     

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

     

    Guests: Faith Slatcher, Governor, Goulburn Correctional Complex

     

    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

     

    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

     

    GET IN TOUCH:

     

    Follow the show on Instagram & Facebook @australiantruecrimepodcast

     

    Email the show at [email protected]

     

    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.


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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    The Killing Fields: Inside Australia’s most evil prison

     

    Prison Officer in Danger 

     

    Birds Eye View 

     

    Pentridge Confidential 

     

    Mr Ordinary Goes to Jail 

     

    Inside Australia’s Hardest Women’s Jails 

     

    Self-mutilator Gary David 

     

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

     

    Lifeline on 13 11 14

     

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

     

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

     

    CREDITS:

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

     

    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

     

    GET IN TOUCH:

     

    Follow the show on Instagram & Facebook @australiantruecrimepodcast

     

    Email the show at [email protected]

     

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

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


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

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  • RE-ISSUE: EPISODE #165.


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


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 165:

    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

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

    Listen to Childers

    Like us on Facebook ​

    Follow us on Instagram or Twitter

    Support us on Patreon

    Visit our Bookshop

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


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

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

     

    If you have a true crime story, we’d love to hear it. You can send us a message on Facebook or Instagram or email us at [email protected]

     

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

     

    There is help if you are experiencing family violence or

    coercive control. You can call 1800 RESPECT 24/7

    on 1800 737 732, or visit their

    website here.

     

    You can also call Lifeline

    24/7 on 13 11 14.

     

    CREDITS:

     

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

     

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

     

    Guest: Rowland Legg

     

    Producer/Editor: Meshel Laurie & Matthew Tankard

     

    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

     


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

    story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

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


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

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

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


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

     

    If you have a true crime story, we’d love to hear it. You can send us a message on Facebook or Instagram or email us at [email protected]


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

     

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

     

    There is help if you are experiencing family violence or

    coercive control. You can call 1800 RESPECT 24/7

    on 1800 737 732, or visit their

    website here.

     

    You can also call Lifeline

    24/7 on 13 11 14.

     

    CREDITS:

     

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

     

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

     

    Guest: Kay

     

    Producer/Editor: Meshel Laurie

     

    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

     


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

    story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

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

     

    If you have a true crime story, we’d love to hear it. You can send us a message on Facebook or Instagram or email us at [email protected]


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

     

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

     

    There is help if you are experiencing family violence or

    coercive control. You can call 1800 RESPECT 24/7

    on 1800 737 732, or visit their

    website here.

     

    You can also call Lifeline

    24/7 on 13 11 14.

     

    CREDITS:

     

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

     

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

     

    Guest: Kay

     

    Producer/Editor: Meshel Laurie

     

    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

     


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

    story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


    CREDITS:

     

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

     

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


    Guest: Betty Taylor

     

    Producer/Editor: Meshel Laurie

     

    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

     

    GET IN TOUCH:

     

    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast

     

    Email the show at [email protected]

     

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

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  • Narelle Fraser – Surprise!

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

    You can get your tickets here.

     

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

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

     

    You can subscribe to The Narelle Fraser Interviews here.

     

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


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


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


    CREDITS:

     

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

     

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

     

    Guest Host: Narelle Fraser


    Guest: Tim Peck

     

    Producer/Editor: Meshel Laurie

     

    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

     

    GET IN TOUCH:

     

    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast

     

    Email the show at [email protected]

     

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

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


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

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