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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. Emily Webb is a true crime author. And together with expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they probe the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.
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Australian True Crime Smart Fella

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 10.1K Ratings

Think nothing ever happens in your town? Australia's suburbs are home to some of the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases in the world.Meshel Laurie is a true crime obsessive. Emily Webb is a true crime author. And together with expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they probe the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.
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    Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in prison - Louise Lynch

    Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in prison - Louise Lynch

    A NOTE FOR LISTENERS – This episode discusses the issue of deaths in custody of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
     
    Gamilaraay woman, Louise Lynch is the manager of Corrective Services NSW’s Aboriginal Strategy and Policy Unit. Louise first came to work in NSW prisons as a teacher more than 25 years ago and she’s dedicated her career to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in prison and, among many important initiatives, improving and embedding culturally appropriate training for staff in corrective services.
     
    Louise tells us about the complexities of the justice system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and how, and why, it looks very different for men and women.
     
    Find out more about the work and employment opportunities in Corrective Services NSW here: https://correctiveservices.dcj.nsw.gov.au/ or at the service in your state.
    CREDITS:
    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 
    Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 
    Guest:  Louise Lynch, Manager Aboriginal strategy and policy unit Corrective Services NSW 
    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks
    If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:
     
    Lifeline  on 13 11 14
     
    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)
     
    Thanks for listening, we’ll be back next week.
     
    GET IN TOUCH:
     
    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 
     
    https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/
     
    Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au
     
    Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.
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    • 55 min
    Cindy Gambino's passing with Megan Norris

    Cindy Gambino's passing with Megan Norris

    Megan Norris spent several years with Cindy Gambino in the wake of the murders of her three sons by their father, her ex-husband Robert Farquharson on Father’s Day 2005. They were working together on a book called ‘On father’s Day’.
     
    They remained close and Megan joins Emily Webb to reflect on Cindy’s tragic death and the ultimate form of family violence.
     
    You can pre order Megan Norris's upcoming book 'Messiah's Bride' here.
    CREDITS:
    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 
    Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 
    Guest:  Megan Norris
    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks
    Archival audio used in this episode is from Channel 10 News
     
    If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:
     
    Lifeline on 13 11 14
     
    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)
     
    Thanks for listening, we’ll be back next week.
     
    GET IN TOUCH:
     
    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 
     
    https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/
     
    Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au
     
    Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.
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    • 24 min
    Vale Cindy Gambino - On Father's Day

    Vale Cindy Gambino - On Father's Day

     
    It’s 17 years since Cindy Gambino’s ex-husband Robert Farquharson murdered their three sons, ten-year-old Jai, seven-year old Tyler and three-year old Bailey by deliberately driving his car into a dam on the side of the Princes highway, near Winchelsea, West of Geelong on father’s day in 2005.
     
    Cindy Gambino died last week as the result of a medical emergency at her home in country Victoria. She was just 50 years old.
     
    Journalist and author Megan Norris developed a close relationship with Cindy in the years after the boys’ deaths as they worked on a book together. The book is called On Father’s Day, and Megan was one of our first guests on Australian True Crime back in 2017. She joined us to talk about the extraordinary experience of writing that book.
    You can pre order Megan Norris's upcoming book 'Messiah's Bride' here.
    CREDITS:
    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 
    Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 
    Guest:  Megan Norris
    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks
    Archival audio used in this episode is from Channel 10 News
     
    If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:
     
    Lifeline on 13 11 14
     
    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)
     
    Thanks for listening, we’ll be back next week.
     
    GET IN TOUCH:
     
    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 
     
    https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/
     
    Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au
     
    Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.

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    • 52 min
    The 1960 Crime That Shocked Then-Innocent Australia

    The 1960 Crime That Shocked Then-Innocent Australia

    Best-selling biographer and history author Peter FitzSimons has turned his attention to detailing the history of the Sydney Opera House - drama, scandals and even crimes. For this episode of Australian True Crime, Emily speaks to Peter about a crime linked with the Opera House and how it shocked the nation - the kidnapping and killing of Bondi schoolboy Graeme Thorne in 1960.
    Peter’s book The Opera House is published by Hachette Australia.
    CREDITS:
    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 
    Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 
    Guest:  Peter FitzSimons
    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks
    Archival audio used in this episode  is from https://www.nfsa.gov.au/
     
    If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:
     
    Lifeline  on 13 11 14
     
    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)
     
    Thanks for listening, we’ll be back next week.
     
    GET IN TOUCH:
     
    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 
     
    https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/
     
    Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au
     
    Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

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

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    • 33 min
    An Absolute Bastard

    An Absolute Bastard

    Lindy Cameron,  journalist, award-winning author and publisher joins Meshel and Emily to talk about about Danny Deacon, who murdered his former partner Carlie Sinclair in Darwin.
     
    Lindy’s co-written a book with her sister Fin J Ross called Toxic: Cold-blooded Australian murders full of Aussie cases of men, including Deacon (in a chapter called “An Absolute Bastard”)  and women who kill. 
     
    Toxic: Cold-blooded Australian murders full of Aussie cases of men and women who kill
    https://www.booktopia.com.au/toxic-lindy-cameron/book/9780655218968.html
    NEXT WEEK 
    Australia’s favourite history author Peter Fitzsimons tells us about the Sydney Opera House’s sinister side and the crime that shocked the nation.
    CREDITS:
    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 
    Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 
    Guest: Guest name Lindy Cameron  
    Lindy is the publisher of Clan Destine Press 
     
    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks
    If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:
     
    Lifeline  on 13 11 14
     
    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)
     
    Thanks for listening, we’ll be back next week.
     
    GET IN TOUCH:
     
    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 
     
    https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/
     
    Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au
     
    Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

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

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    • 29 min
    Women of Corrections - The Governor Faith Slatcher

    Women of Corrections - The Governor Faith Slatcher

    Faith Slatcher is the Governor of Goulburn Correctional Complex in New South Wales but you’ll probably be more familiar with the part of this prison known as the Goulburn Supermax which manages high risk inmates including Australia’s “Pablo Escobar” Mostafa Baluch and Bassam Hamzy, boss of the violent crime gang Brothers 4 life. There’s also the never to be released inmates there like Malcolm George Baker who murdered seven people on NSW’s central coast in a spree killing in 1992 and Lindsay Robert Rose, killer of five people over a decade from 1984 to 1994.
     
    So, does a corrections officer, particularly one so high up in the ranks as Faith, have to be as tough as the people she’s responsible for?
     
    If listening to this episode has got you thinking about a career in corrections you can go to the Corrective Services NSW website or the corrections department in your state.
     
    You might want to go back and listen to some of our previous episodes about life in prisons. 
     
    The Killing Fields: Inside Australia’s most evil prison
     
    Prison Officer in Danger 
     
    Birds Eye View 
     
    Pentridge Confidential 
     
    Mr Ordinary Goes to Jail 
     
    Inside Australia’s Hardest Women’s Jails 
     
    Self-mutilator Gary David 
     
    If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:
     
    Lifeline  on 13 11 14
     
    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)
     
    Thanks for listening, we’ll be back next week.
     
    CREDITS:
     
    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here  
     
    Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here 
     
    Guests: Faith Slatcher, Governor, Goulburn Correctional Complex
     
    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
     
    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks
     
    GET IN TOUCH:
     
    Follow the show on Instagram & Facebook @australiantruecrimepodcast
     
    Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au
     
    Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.

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    • 41 min

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