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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 at http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime

Australian True Crime Smart Fella

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 9.8K 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 at http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime

    With True Crime and Cocktails

    With True Crime and Cocktails

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


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


    The Karralyka theatre in Ringwood on May 28.
    https://www.karralyka.com.au/Theatre/Touring-and-community/Meshel-Laurie-Australian-True-Crime-Podcast
    The Yarraville Club June 12.
    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/australian-true-crime-blood-ties-with-meshel-laurie-emily-webb-tickets-152031796195
    See you there.  


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    • 46 min
    Dimity Matters

    Dimity Matters

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




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    When it comes to reporting a sexual assault – if the assault has just happened,
     
    ·      go somewhere safe, call triple 0 and ask for police.
     
    ·      Don’t disturb the area where the assault happened.
     
    ·      Don’t bath or shower.
     
    ·      Don’t eat or drink anything.
     
    ·      Don’t wash or discard the clothing you wore during the assault.
     
     
    When it comes to reporting historical sexual assault,


    that’s any sexual assault that happened days, weeks, months or even years ago, it’s never too late.
     
    Delays in reporting sexual assault are very common for lots of reasons.
     
    If you wish to report historical sexual abuse involving institutional or religious organisations, there’s a dedicated taskforce you can contact. It’s called the Sano Taskforce. You can phone 1800 110 007, or email sanotaskforce@police.vic.gov.au
     
    All of this information is available on the Victoria Police Website.
     
     
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    • 43 min
    Sex Crimes Investigations 2021

    Sex Crimes Investigations 2021

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


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


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    When it comes to reporting a sexual assault – if the assault has just happened,
     
    ·      go somewhere safe, call triple 0 and ask for police.
     
    ·      Don’t disturb the area where the assault happened.
     
    ·      Don’t bath or shower.
     
    ·      Don’t eat or drink anything.
     
    ·      Don’t wash or discard the clothing you wore during the assault.
     
     
    When it comes to reporting historical sexual assault,


    that’s any sexual assault that happened days, weeks, months or even years ago, it’s never too late.
     
    Delays in reporting sexual assault are very common for lots of reasons.
     
    If you wish to report historical sexual abuse involving institutional or religious organisations, there’s a dedicated taskforce you can contact. It’s called the Sano Taskforce. You can phone 1800 110 007, or email sanotaskforce@police.vic.gov.au
     
    All of this information is available on the Victoria Police Website.
     
     
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    please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
     
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    • 41 min
    Re Issue - Golden Age of Australian Armed Robbery

    Re Issue - Golden Age of Australian Armed Robbery

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


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 172:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Mark Dapin
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    • 45 min
    Inside the Real Animal Kingdom

    Inside the Real Animal Kingdom

    Show notes for Episode 207:
    Your hosts are MeshelLaurie and EmilyWebb


    With thanks to Joe Noonan.
    “Breaking Ranks: An Amazing true Story of a cop on the line.”
    Former Detective Joe Noonan’s time in Victoria Police happened to coincide with a very hectic period in history - the 1980s when a bloody battle raged between the armed robbery squad and the fearless armed robbery gangs of the day.


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    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast,
    please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
     
    Thank you for supporting us and our guests.

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    • 39 min
    Can Hard Cuddles End Family Violence?

    Can Hard Cuddles End Family Violence?

    Show notes for Episode 206:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to James Harding and Steve.


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


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


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


    For help with addiction issues,


    Alcoholics Anonymous Australia


    Narcotics Anonymous Australia


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


    You can support us with a one-off contribution here.
    You can become a patron here.
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    Like us on Facebook ​
    Follow us on Instagram or Twitter
    Support us on Patreon
    Visit our Bookshop
    Listen on Apple Podcasts
    Listen on Google Podcasts
    Listen on Spotify


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


    Thank you for supporting us and our guests.

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9.8K Ratings

9.8K Ratings

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Obsessed!!

This would have to be the best podcast I’ve stumbled across! Thanks ladies for providing me a great show to power walk too every morning!! Keep up the fantastic work!!!

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Generally ok and insightful

This is a pretty good crime podcast although they are very very anti men at times. Not all blokes are bad guys

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Love it!

Just stumbled across this and can’t stop listening! great hosts and very interesting stories. 👍🏻👍🏻

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