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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
    • 4.7 • 241 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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    Gary Jubelin's Brilliant Career

    Gary Jubelin's Brilliant Career

    Show Notes Ep 237 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    Former Detective Inspector Gary Jubelin of NSW police will be forever linked with the search for William Tyrrell. In this re issued episode of Australian True Crime, originally aired in 2020, we hear about some of the cases that made him a legend before he agreed to take on the one that ended his 34-year career and has him back in the headlines now.
     
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    • 41 min
    William Tyrrell Update - Who Really Said What and When?

    William Tyrrell Update - Who Really Said What and When?

    Show Notes Ep 236 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
     
    Australia is haunted by its missing children and none more so than William Tyrrell. On November 16 NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller sensationally announced a breakthrough in the investigation. The headlines have been extraordinary and at times misleading. Here are the interviews behind those headlines.
     
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    • 28 min
    Who Killed Canberra Grandmother Irma Palasics?

    Who Killed Canberra Grandmother Irma Palasics?

    Episode 236:
     
    On November 6, 1999, Canberra grandmother Irma Palasics was on the floor of her home, her face gaffe taped, drowning in her own blood from a broken nose as violent intruders ransacked the home, looking for money and valuables.
     
    Her husband Gregor was also brutally assaulted and was unconscious for a time and he made the call to emergency services to report his wife’s murder.
     
    Irma’s grandson John Mikita feels that the case is tantalisingly close to being solved but frustratingly, despite a few breakthroughs on the case and a $500,000 reward, no one has been arrested. Police believe that members of the Hungarian community in Melbourne can provide the vital clue to the identity of the people who killed Irma.
     
    This was a brutal crime and as we’ve seen with some cold cases in recent years, it can just take one call, or the smallest piece of information that can bring families some answers. This case can be solved.
     
    You can watch the 60 Minutes interview from Season 2014 about the case here: https://www.9now.com.au/60-minutes/2014 (you need to create a Nine Now account)
     
    John Mikita runs and maintains a website https://www.whokilledirma.com.au/ that has lots of information and videos.
     
    If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can phone Lifeline on 13 11 14 or https://www.lifeline.org.au/
     
     If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast,
    please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
     
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    • 41 min
    Mystery in The High Country

    Mystery in The High Country

    Show Notes Ep 235 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    Police are closing in on the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of elderly campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay, missing from Victoria’s high country for over a year now. They’re the latest in a long line of people who’ve met with unknown fates in the area.
     
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    • 49 min
    What's Britney Spears Got to do with Australian True Crime?

    What's Britney Spears Got to do with Australian True Crime?

    Show Notes Ep 234 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    Brittany Spears’ story has had a profound effect on women around the
    world whose basic rights have also been stripped away by partners and other
    family members. We discuss the impact of her emancipation with Kat Foster from
    the 50/50 Foundation which is working towards equal representation for women in
    governance by 2030.
     
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    Told You Lies by Meshel Laurie here
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    • 39 min
    Hedley Thomas’ own unsolved crime.

    Hedley Thomas’ own unsolved crime.

    Episode 233
    Hedley Thomas is an award-winning investigative journalist and podcast producer who brought us The Teacher’s Pet and The Night Driver podcasts. He is back with a new podcast series – Shandee's Story – where he goes back to the night of the 23-year old’s murder to find out who killed her and why.
    For those of you not familiar with The Teacher’s Pet podcast, Hedley delved into the cold case of missing woman, Lynette Dawson, who disappeared on Sydney's Northern Beaches in 1982. The case remains unsolved some 39 years later. While her husband Chris Dawson pleaded ‘not guilty’ for her murder, he was charged and will stand trial next May. The podcast was withdrawn for reasons of potential pre-trial prejudice and is no longer available in Australia.
    The Night Driver podcast follows the disappearance of 31 year-old Janine Vaughan, who was last seen getting into a red car after a night out in the township of Bathurst 20 years ago. The case went from 47 suspects to just 3, including a pharmacist, former Bathurst detective and aged care worker. Her sister, Kylie, and her family have continued searching since, the podcast giving them hope that justice may still be served.
    Hedley joins Meshel Laurie this week to talk about those cases, but also about the unsolved crime that haunts his own family – a shooting at his home 19 years ago that still lives with them today.
    Shandee's Story Podcast: https://bit.ly/3b5Mbv5
    The Night Driver Podcast: https://bit.ly/3EjxEsh

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
241 Ratings

241 Ratings

nyalathotep ,

Unflinching discussion, great guests

Looks at the toughest stuff, from challenging perspectives on crime and legislation to amplifying survivors’ stories and throwing light on obscure cases. The independent flavour and robust POVS are appreciated by my half-Australian sensibilities. Excellent.

kcmel76 ,

Great podcast

Awesome guests and very compassionate perspectives.

Parkwah ,

Brilliant

A truly great podcast. Interesting, informative and real. Great guests, great stories, great hosts. My favourite podcast by a long way.

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