CRIME CULTURE: Is hate, fear and ignorance the new Australian way? Or, are present-day fears around asylum seekers and refugees an undying ember of an even darker past? True Crime News Weekly correspondent Gary Johnston takes a look at the new documentary film, Border Politics. [READ MORE]
MELBOURNE: The ‘random’ rape and murder of young comedian Eurydice Dixon has shocked an entire nation. But can such gruesome and heinous crimes be prevented from happening again? Gary Johnston reports. [READ MORE]
TRUE OPINION: Is the world game so truly beautiful that we should overlook the widespread corruption and questionable characters within it, wonders our football-mad correspondent, Gary Johnston ahead of the World Cup kick-off in Russia. [READ MORE]
CRIME CULTURE: The art of the political cover-up is explored in fine detail in the historical thriller Chappaquiddick, with the film raising important questions on the way powerful elites view ordinary people as expendable. Gary Johnston takes a look for True Crime News Weekly. [READ MORE]
EXCLUSIVE: In the first part of a special investigation, True Crime News Weekly takes a look at why long accused sexual predators such as Liberal Party heavyweight Robert Doyle are allowed to get away with their alleged misconduct and possible crimes for so long, even in the face of a litany of complaints stretching back 40 years and involving claims of sexual abuse against schoolgirls and the alleged drugging of women. Our Melbourne correspondent Gary Johnston reports. [READ MORE]
EXCLUSIVE: What’s it like to be an Indigenous person caught up in Australia’s justice system where it’s 16 times more likely you will be imprisoned than a white fella? True Crime News Weekly correspondent Gary Johnston takes a look at just another day in the life of Karratha Magistrates Court. [READ MORE]
OPINION: As more people publicly disclose accounts of child sexual abuse through the media, how does that affect adult survivors who may relive their own traumas, wonders True Crime News Weekly correspondent and child abuse survivor, Gary Johnston [READ MORE]
EXCLUSIVE: Some Indigenous residents of the Western Australian goldfields town of Kalgoorlie are not happy with The Goldfields Land and Sea Council with claims of local infighting and self-interest having taken root. True Crime News Weekly correspondent Gary Johnston gingerly wades into the troubles. [READ MORE]
OPINION: Now that Barnaby Joyce has resigned as Australia’s deputy prime minister four months after True Crime News Weekly broke the news about the various serious scandals surrounding him, our correspondent Gary Johnston reflects on why Barnaby’s “private business” should be a continuing concern to the public at large. [READ MORE]
EXCLUSIVE: Having recently resigned as lord mayor of Melbourne following a number of sexual harassment claims, it can now be revealed that Liberal Party heavyweight Robert Doyle once got a teenage girl to sign a confidentiality agreement after she was sexually harassed by another sleazy politician who made crude remarks to her in person and over the phone. [READ MORE]
This is the first instalment of a new regular series from True Crime News Weekly looking at ‘crime’ in the media and across pop culture. We’ll investigate how realistic it is, how accurate it is, and how good it is. The first to come under our gaze is the newly released American heist film, Den of Thieves.
EXCLUSIVE: A group of schoolgirls have been accosted by an alcohol-affected man in a bizarre incident in Melbourne this week during which he blamed the young female students for not doing enough to stop paedophile priests.
EXCLUSIVE: Real, successful criminals – scoundrels who’d happily divest you of your possessions in the most pitiless manner imaginable – rarely carry bags marked ‘swag’, and have their faces covered by a stocking mask. These days, crooks wear suits, have letters after their name and, to all extents and purposes, purport to be respected members of the community. Nowhere is this more evident than in real estate development.
With mainstream media and the Federal Government leading a racist moral panic about ‘African gangs’ apparently tormenting wide sections of Australian society, True Crime News Weekly correspondent Gary Johnston shares his experiences of growing up with youth gangs on the mean streets of Glasgow and wonders why some groups of young men ‘become’ gangs.
The Victorian Government has announced it will spend $345 million over three years on almost 500 new cells to deal with the state’s overcrowded jail system and increasing prison population. True Crime News Weekly correspondent Gary Johnston wonders whether throwing hundreds of millions of dollars into a failed system is a wise move.
In the Roman Catholic Church, the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, generally known as ‘confession’, is a crucial component of faith.
British-American blogger and far-right figure, Milo Yiannopoulos, is being feted by large sections of Australia’s media and even federal MPs this week but violent clashes have taken place during his speaking tour of the country as alt-right followers jostled with left-wing protestors with police in the midst of it all.