CRIME CULTURE

CRIME CULTURE: On Making BAD Great! An Interview with Catherine du Peloux Menagé

INTERVIEW: Excitement is building as the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival returns in under a week to the State Library of New South Wales between 2-5 December. From Rural Noir to Investigative Journalism to Cozy Crime to Indigenous perspectives on the criminal justice system, there will be plenty of diverse views and opinions from a star-studded guest list across crime fiction and true crime. The Festival’s artistic director, Catherine du Peloux Menagé, speaks to Therese Taylor for True Crime News Weekly about what audiences can expect.

INVESTIGATIONS

KENEALLY’S DIRTY LIBERAL LAUNDY! Sacked Labor adviser Pierce Field speaks out over text messages to billionaire Liberal pub bloke Craig Laundy that Senator Kristina Keneally fired him for as ScoMo’s right-hand man Yaron Finkelstein threatens to sue True Crime over allegations of ‘sexual inappropriateness’

EXCLUSIVE: It’s a political scandal crossing party lines rocking Canberra. Caught in between: a young, idealistic adviser sacked by Labor senator, Kristina Keneally, over a text message about a friend’s torrid relationship built on false notions with the former high-profile Liberal MP and billionaire pub baron, Craig Laundy. But the secret affair has now also sensationally led to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s right-hand man, Yaron Finkelstein, issuing threats of defamation against True Crime News Weekly for daring to report allegations of ‘sexual inappropriateness’ and this very story in the public interest. This investigation by Matilda Duncan.

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RENEGADE RADIO: Kieran Butler on Nooses, Gallows & Imitating Scott Morrison

We are joined live in the studio by comedian and satirist, Kieran Butler, who gives us his thoughts on all the wild scenes in Melbourne over the past week where conspiracy theorists and anti-vaxxers have got the nooses and gallows out on to the city’s streets calling for the head of Victoria’s Premier Dan Andrews. Kieran also talks about his plans to begin imitating PM Scott Morrison for True Crime News Weekly. With your co-hosts Serkan Ozturk and Nirai McRae.

POLICE BEING BAD

TRUE OPINION: I Will Sue Police For You

Police brutality, corruption and abuses of power are costing almost $50 million each year in Australia as taxpayers cough up the bill, writes Luke Brett Moore, who has launched a legal advocacy firm to help victims of police brutality and highlight the great cost paid by the public.

INVESTIGATIONS

PRINCIPAL CALLS POLICE ON GRANDPA OVER PEACEFUL PETITION! Cops pay Western Sydney granddad a visit over his concerns about granddaughter’s bizarre school hours

EXCLUSIVE: In a sign of the times there has emerged yet more worrying evidence that Australia is sliding down a slippery slope into becoming a dangerous police state, with a Western Sydney granddad paid a visit at his home by NSW Police officers who insinuated he was a paedophile for simply creating a petition about the bizarre school hours of the local primary school his beloved granddaughter will attend next year. Toby O’Brien reports.

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RENEGADE RADIO: Adam Greenwood on being set upon by NSW Police’s Fixated Persons Unit and force-fed drugs for blowing whistle on council corruption

We are joined by journalist Adam Greenwood to talk about about his shocking true tale of being set upon by NSW Police’s controversial Fixated Persons Investigations Unit after he blew the whistle on widespread, endemic corruption at a council in Bowral, in NSW’s picturesque Southern Highlands. With your co-hosts Serkan Oztuk and Nirai McRae.

MEDIA & POLITICS

‘FALL GUY’ FOLEY’S OFFICE MILLIONS! Vic Health Minister Martin Foley sells property for over $1 million its reserve to RoboDebt guy Rodney Kagan just weeks before Dan Andrews gives multi-million dollar Covid contract

EXCLUSIVE: The sale of an office premises belonging to Victoria’s Health Minister, Martin Foley, for more than $1 million over its reserve before a public auction to the big boss of a call centre who was coincidentally then handed a cushy $20 million-plus government contract just weeks later by Premier Dan Andrews’ state Labor government has raised all sorts of curious questions. Gary Johnston reports.