An investigative podcast hosted by ABC journalist Rachael Brown, Trace examines the fractures in Australia's criminal justice system, and the decades-long ripples they have caused.
Maria James inquest finding
A Victorian Coroner has failed to name a killer in the 1980 cold case of Maria James. Her sons are devasted. But there's still hope, in leads yet to be chased by police.
S1 | The Inquest
The new coronial inquest into the murder of Maria James has wrapped up. Will the Coroner be able to name her killer? And of the police exhibits that haven't disappeared, what DNA testing can be done? This episode nears us closer to the end of the James brothers' 41-year-fight for answers for their mum.
S1 | Breakthrough in Maria James cold case
The discovery of a police exhibit - thought to be missing for around three decades - could finally help unmask the killer in the 1980 cold case of Maria James.
S2 BONUS — The Price
The Royal Commission has released its final report into defence lawyer turned police informer Nicola Gobbo.
S2 08 | End game
We reveal the story of Nicola Gobbo's audacious bid to return to Australia.
S2 07 | Reckoning
Everything unravels, for Nicola Gobbo and Victoria Police. Their secret is out.
Outstanding and Poignant
Excellent reporting and narration! This is what a true crime exposé podcast should be like. It is so well-researched and presented. I binged and finished the first season in one day! Thank you for a truly amazing podcast!
Failure to mention
There is a failure to mention that the Catholic Church, courts and police had financial agreements that led to massive cover ups of abuse in Australia.
Well-produced, compelling, binge worthy