“I’D BE LYING IF I DIDN’T SAY IT WAS A POSSIBILITY”! Footballer Andy Woodward talks about paedophile rings in sport & surviving evil coach Barry Bennell
INTERVIEW: How does a victim survive child sexual abuse? Do they? Can they? These questions and many others are at the core of Andy Woodward’s breathtakingly honest memoir, ‘Position of Trust’, telling the horrific story of his years of abuse at the hands of Barry Bennell, an English football coach whose victims number in the hundreds, if not thousands. Gary Johnston with this interview and book review.
MAKE TEENS RESPONSIBLE FOR CRIME, BUT NOT KIDS! Lawyers & doctors want age of criminal responsibility lifted to 14 to stop children as young as 10 ending up in jail
Current laws around Australia allowing authorities to jail children as young as 10 are a “national tragedy” according to the Law Council of Australia (LCA) and Australian Medical Association (AMA) who have come together this week to release a joint statement calling for the age of criminal responsibility to be increased to 14 years of age.
LAWYER X CORRUPTION SCANDAL BECOMES INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATIC HEADACHE FOR AUSTRALIA! Emergency legal orders prevent True Crime from revealing Nicola Gobbo’s whereabouts as overseas nation angered by her secret unwanted presence
EXCLUSIVE: Emergency legal orders have forced True Crime News Weekly to pull down a story revealing that an overseas nation and its government have become angered after discovering controversial lawyer-turned-snitch, Nicola Gobbo, has been in forced hiding in the nation for almost a year after entering the country with a passport in another name provided to her by Victoria Police and the Australian Government.
EXCLUSIVE: For all their tough talk about not bringing home Australian women and children who are languishing in ISIS controlled camps in north-eastern Syria, the Federal Government and Peter Dutton’s Home Affairs office has quietly accepted the repatriation of an ISIS terrorist over the weekend who has been deported from Turkey.
EXCLUSIVE: Long a close watcher of the career and crimes of Catholic Church head honcho and convicted paedophile rapist, George Pell, the journalist and author David Marr has newly released an updated version of his book, ‘The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell’. Therese Taylor takes a look at the wider questions surrounding the Pell case after seeing Marr speak in Sydney recently.
EXCLUSIVE: He’s the minister with the smug, near-punchable private schoolboy face who seemingly has his finger in as many pies as he can while claiming to represent his constituents. But embattled Energy Minister, Angus Taylor, is now facing serious questions of just how low the ethics in his own office are, and whether a crime may have been committed with his knowledge, or indeed he is now covering up for an old family friend. Serkan Ozturk reports.
EXCLUSIVE: Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart, and her favourite daughter, Ginia, have responded to serious revelations unveiled by True Crime News Weekly about the suicide death of their former family bodyguard and Paladin director, Jeremiah John Rouwhorst, by slamming our investigation as “insensitive and malicious”. But tellingly, they have not claimed it was false or untrue.
EXCLUSIVE: The mystery over why Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart, threatened True Crime News Weekly earlier this year over our groundbreaking reporting on the Paladin Scandal can finally be revealed. Our publisher, Serkan Ozturk, bravely wades into the cesspool of corruption once more despite being warned off by lackeys of the billionaire mining bully.
EXCLUSIVE: Scotland’s football abuse scandal is expected to explode with more details coming out that some coaches perhaps acted together in an organised paedophile ring, being moved on from club to club after raping and molesting young boys with big dreams of being professional footballers, writes Gary Johnston.
EXCLUSIVE: The controversial decision earlier this month by the University of Western Australia (UWA) to close down its internationally renowned publishing house, UWA Publishing, has now been slammed by some of the giants of the Australian literature world in an open letter signed by hundreds of writers and artists. Nobel Prize winner J. M. Coetzee has joined the likes of Schindler’s List author, Thomas Keneally, and Miles Franklin winner, Kim Scott, in calling out UWA and its plans to soon shut down its successful literature publishing arm. Hundreds of other writers, academics and artists have also signed the open letter.
Out of the last 23 years in Australia, the Coalition of the Liberal Party and The Nationals has been the Federal Government for 17 of them. During that time there has been a drift in Australian society away from accountability, transparency, and certainly away from evidence-based policy, writes Rudy Terwilliger.
EXCLUSIVE: Colombia had Escobar. Mexico had ‘El Chapo’. Britain had ‘Mr Nice’. And after having been found guilty over yet another blockbuster cocaine raid worth almost half a billion dollars, we can now say Australia has Kevin Michael Geraghty – our very own real-life Walter White who went breaking bad after life as a tough but inspiring high school teacher.