Episodes

  • Shortcut: How a Homicide Detective Prepares for a Murder Trial
    Feb 25 2024

    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.


    Charlie Bezzina is a former Homicide Detective who has been part of some of the biggest murder trials this country has ever seen.


    Charlie remains in very high demand, both as a media commentator and as a private investigator.


    He joins us today to talk about the process of taking a big homicide investigation to trial from the perspective of the detectives involved.


    The alleged High Country murder trial regarding former Jetstar pilot, Gregory Lynn, is about to begin in the Supreme Court of Melbourne. Throughout the trial, we will be bringing you special episodes of Australian True Crime that uncover the intricacies of Australia's judicial system.


    Charlie Bezzina will be back with us in the coming weeks, so please contact us through social media if you have any specific questions you would like him to answer.


    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: Charlie Bezzina

    Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard


    GET IN TOUCH:


    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook


    Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au


    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.


    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Show More Show Less
    14 mins
  • How a Homicide Detective Prepares for a Murder Trial
    Feb 25 2024

    Charlie Bezzina is a former Homicide Detective who has been part of some of the biggest murder trials this country has ever seen.


    Charlie remains in very high demand, both as a media commentator and as a private investigator.


    He joins us today to talk about the process of taking a big homicide investigation to trial from the perspective of the detectives involved.


    The alleged High Country murder trial regarding former Jetstar pilot, Gregory Lynn, is about to begin in the Supreme Court of Melbourne. Throughout the trial, we will be bringing you special episodes of Australian True Crime that uncover the intricacies of Australia's judicial system.


    Charlie Bezzina will be back with us in the coming weeks, so please contact us through social media if you have any specific questions you would like him to answer.


    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: Charlie Bezzina

    Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard


    GET IN TOUCH:


    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook


    Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au


    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.


    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Show More Show Less
    45 mins
  • Shortcut: Why you should think twice about online vigilantism
    Feb 21 2024

    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. 


    Dr Renee Zahnow is an Urban Criminologist, and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland.


    She joins us today on Australian True Crime to discuss productive ways of thinking about those who criminally offend, keys to prevention for at risk youths, and the harmful results of people taking justice into their own hands.


    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: Dr Renee Zahnow

    Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

    This episode contains an audio clip from the Daily Telegraph


    GET IN TOUCH:


    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 


    Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au


    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.


    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Show More Show Less
    16 mins
  • Why you should think twice about online vigilantism
    Feb 21 2024

    Dr Renee Zahnow is an Urban Criminologist, and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland.


    She joins us today on Australian True Crime to discuss productive ways of thinking about those who criminally offend, keys to prevention for at risk youths, and the harmful results of people taking justice into their own hands.


    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: Dr Renee Zahnow

    Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

    This episode contains an audio clip from the Daily Telegraph


    GET IN TOUCH:


    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 


    Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au


    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.


    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Show More Show Less
    47 mins
  • Shortcut: The Work of WA Police's Sex Crimes Division
    Feb 18 2024

    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. 


    Dr. Hamish Mckenzie is the Detective Superintendent of the Western Australia Sex Crimes Division. That means he's the boss.


    As you're about to hear, Sex Crimes is a very challenging area of policing, and Western Australia is the largest single policing jurisdiction in the world.


    Policing, like everything else, is done differently in WA. But according to Hamish McKenzie, child sexual assault is the one area of law enforcement where egos really do take a backseat to results.


    He joins us on Australian True Crime, which serving officers rarely do. So we're very grateful to talk about his work and how we can continue to work together in child protection.


    Click here to visit WA Police's anonymous online reporting portal.


    You can visit the WA Police's website by clicking here.


    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: Dr Hamish Mckenzie

    Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard


    GET IN TOUCH:


    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 


    Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au


    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.


    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Show More Show Less
    14 mins
  • The Work of WA Police's Sex Crimes Division
    Feb 18 2024

    Dr. Hamish Mckenzie is the Detective Superintendent of the Western Australia Sex Crimes Division. That means he's the boss.


    As you're about to hear, Sex Crimes is a very challenging area of policing, and Western Australia is the largest single policing jurisdiction in the world.


    Policing, like everything else, is done differently in WA. But according to Hamish McKenzie, child sexual assault is the one area of law enforcement where egos really do take a backseat to results.


    He joins us on Australian True Crime, which serving officers rarely do. So we're very grateful to talk about his work and how we can continue to work together in child protection.


    Click here to visit WA Police's anonymous online reporting portal.


    You can visit the WA Police's website by clicking here.


    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: Dr Hamish Mckenzie

    Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard


    GET IN TOUCH:


    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 


    Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au


    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.


    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Show More Show Less
    44 mins
  • Shortcut: Was my ancestor Australia's first serial killer?
    Feb 11 2024

    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. 


    Like many of us, our guest today has researched her family tree using an online ancestry website.


    Unlike most of us, Julie DiBella found a serial killer lurking in hers.


    Julie has spent the last couple of years researching the crimes of her great great grandfather, Robert Francis Burns, who has gone down in the histroy books as potentially Australia's first serial killer.


    Julie is writing a book about her infamous ancestor, and she joins us on Australian True Crime today to tell us what she's discovered so far.


    We will keep you updated once Julie's book on Robert Francis Burns is released. Click here to purchase her previous book on 1970s Sharpie culture: Rage - A Sharpie's Journal


    Click here to listen to our episode with Michael Adams from the "Forgotten Australia" podcast, about Robert Francis Burns' hangman, Elijah Upjohn.


    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: Julie DiBella

    Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard


    GET IN TOUCH:


    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 


    Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au


    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.


    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Show More Show Less
    13 mins
  • Was my ancestor Australia's first serial killer?
    Feb 11 2024

    Like many of us, our guest today has researched her family tree using an online ancestry website.


    Unlike most of us, Julie DiBella found a serial killer lurking in hers.


    Julie has spent the last couple of years researching the crimes of her great great grandfather, Robert Francis Burns, who has gone down in the histroy books as potentially Australia's first serial killer.


    Julie is writing a book about her infamous ancestor, and she joins us on Australian True Crime today to tell us what she's discovered so far.


    We will keep you updated once Julie's book on Robert Francis Burns is released. Click here to purchase her previous book on 1970s Sharpie culture: Rage - A Sharpie's Journal


    Click here to listen to our episode with Michael Adams from the "Forgotten Australia" podcast, about Robert Francis Burns' hangman, Elijah Upjohn.


    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: Julie DiBella

    Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard


    GET IN TOUCH:


    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 


    Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au


    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.


    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Show More Show Less
    39 mins