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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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Australian True Crime Australian True Crime

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 10.6K Ratings

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

Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.



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    Shortcut: The Chase for Skase

    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 14
    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
    1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732
    CREDITS:
    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 
    Guest: Bryce Leske and Alec RenehanExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    GET IN TOUCH:
    https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/
    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 
    Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.com
    Build 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.



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    • 14 min
    The Chase for Skase

    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 14
    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
    1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732
    CREDITS:
    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 
    Guest: Bryce Leske and Alec RenehanExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    GET IN TOUCH:
    https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/
    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 
    Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.com
    Build 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.



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

    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 14
    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
    1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732
    CREDITS:
    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.com
    Build 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.



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    • 32 min
    Real Property - The Australian Property Market

    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.



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    • 15 min
    Shortcut: The Deadly Homophobia of Colonial Australia

    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 14
    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
    1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732
    CREDITS:
    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 
    Guest: Michael Adams
    Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    GET IN TOUCH:
    https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/
    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 
    Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.com
    Build 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.



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    • 16 min
    The Deadly Homophobia of Colonial Australia

    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 14
    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
    1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732
    CREDITS:
    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 
    Guest: Michael Adams
    Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    GET IN TOUCH:
    https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/
    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 
    Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.com
    Build 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.



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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10.6K Ratings

10.6K Ratings

sobergal1 ,

Where is Emily?

Definitely missing Emily, not sure why you think it’s okay not to mention why she has left? Seems very odd not to mention to your loyal listeners?

Trudy3113 ,

Real Propert

A waste of time if the first episode is anything to go by.

My Eloise ,

Incorrect dates and names of victims given

Incorrect dates of the crimes are given by the narrator, and also names of multiple victims are mixed up. More care needs to be taken to ensure that correct details are given.

Also, is the “Welcome to country” really necessary? It racist and alienates listeners who are not of Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander background.

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