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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
    • 4.6 • 488 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

    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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    • 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.


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    • 42 min
    SOCIT Explainer with Narelle Fraser and her mentor Lorraine Blackwell

    SOCIT Explainer with Narelle Fraser and her mentor Lorraine Blackwell

    Narelle Fraser and her mentor Lorraine Blackwell discuss the beginning of Victoria Police’s SOCIT, the Sexual Offence and Child Abuse Investigation Teams , among other things. This was originally a Patreon-only episode but we’ve released it as a special companion episode to this week’s main show.


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    Show notes for Episode 206:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Narelle Fraser and Lorraine Blackwell.


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    • 56 min
    The System’s Victims

    The System’s Victims

    A mother from country Victoria wants us to know what it’s really like, day-by-day, for a family after they report their daughter’s rape by a family friend.


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    Show notes for Episode 205:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Travis Winks.
    Shattered, 67 days to a family’s Self-Destruction


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    • 51 min
    Prison Forensic Psych

    Prison Forensic Psych

    Ellery Kane’s life is non-stop crime. By day Ellery is a forensic psychologist and she evaluates prison inmates in California, most of whom have committed murder or another serious crime and have been in jail for a very long time, and are coming up for parole. Ellery’s the author of the detective thriller series featuring Criminal Psychologist Olivia Rockwell and Detective Will Decker. The first book in this series is Watch Her Vanish.


    An episode of Crime Fiction Friday with Emily Webb.
    Your host is Emily Webb
     
    Emily is the author of Angels of Death: Doctors and Nurses Who Kill http://clandestinepress.net/products/angels-of-death


    Thanks to Ellery Kane
     
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    • 48 min

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Podcast of March 7th 2021

The woman who her brother was killed and then the guy posted that’s how the cookie crumbles.
What about having someone check on the well being of the child. And have them see if there are things going on in front of the child and check her behaviors.

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