EXCLUSIVE: Forensic cleaner Lee Iordanidis loves what she does but believes that the media’s portrayal of her job is very different to the grisly reality. It’s a profession which has seen her attacked by a murderer, stabbed with a syringe, and having to clean up after a child’s suicide. Nour Ahmad reports.
EXCLUSIVE: A UK SAS unit is believed to have executed over 50 unarmed Afghan men and children and then placed weapons on their dead bodies to justify the killings, according to a recent BBC investigation. These mirror the horrific war crimes of Australia’s own SAS unit and the decorated veteran Ben Roberts-Smith, who was allegedly involved in the murder of six unarmed Afghans. Nour Ahmad reports.
EXCLUSIVE: Former 2SM radio host, Marcus Paul, has revealed he was left angry and disappointed by his sacking and believes he was held to a different standard by commercial radio bosses due to his modern takes. Paul now hosts his own StarterFM radio show and this week opened up about the challenges and freedoms that come with working for independent media. Nour Ahmad reports.
EXCLUSIVE: A source close to Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart, has claimed that the mining boss deleted text messages believed to have caused the family bodyguard’s mysterious death. The bodyguard, who was a director of the shady Dutton-funded Paladin group even after his death, is believed to have taken his own life after receiving the messages from Rinehart’s own daughter Ginia. Nour Ahmad reports.
EXCLUSIVE: Queensland teacher, Anna-Marie Stancombe, was punished with a COVID-19 infringement two years ago for refusing to answer a police officer’s personal questions while on the road. This incident was later used in Family Court to grant custody of her children to her violent and abusive ex-husband. Despite the fine eventually being withdrawn and police apologising for their actions, she still does not have access to her children. Nour Ahmad reports.
EXCLUSIVE: The “MeToo vigilante” Pierce Field has stood by his decision to confront former Liberal MP Craig Laundy over sexual misconduct allegations following a recent ruling by the Fair Work Commission. The Commission found that Field’s dismissal by then-Labor Senator Kristina Keneally following a phone call from Laundy was unnecessarily harsh, and awarded him compensation. Nour Ahmad reports.
EXCLUSIVE: NSW Police have promised sweeping changes to the remit of the controversial Fixated Persons Investigations Unit in light of several highly publicised and embarrassing incidents which gave rise to concerns it was a “political goon squad” used to shut down opponents and whistleblowers truthfully speaking about political and police corruption. Nour Ahmad reports.
EXCLUSIVE: In 1953, 19-year-old Peter John Beadman killed his father in the family’s Punchbowl home by striking him four times with an axe. The following year he would be acquitted by a jury who heard that the father was choking Beadman’s younger sister at the time of the slaying. Nour Ahmad reports.
EXCLUSIVE: The grieving brother of WA outback murder victim, Raymond Kehlet, is speaking out following the state DPP’s decision not to prosecute the killing. Dave Kehlet tells Nour Ahmad how the disappointing investigation inspired him to create a literary newsletter and Facebook group where he conducts his own inquiry into what happened that fateful day.
EXCLUSIVE: Michael Balderstone, the president of Legalise Cannabis Australia, has revealed his party are aiming to run in NSW and Victoria following their impressive performance at the recent federal election. The Nimbin local wants both roadside saliva tests and the negative stigma surrounding cannabis use to be changed. Nour Ahmad reports.
EXCLUSIVE: Luke Brett Moore, a man who was falsely accused by Kristina Keneally’s cop son and spent three weeks in solitary confinement, is still fuming more than a year later. The victim of police corruption believes he had a hand in the former Labor Senator losing out on a lower house seat at the recent federal election, and wants greater compensation for his suffering after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Nour Ahmad reports.
EXCLUSIVE: Petting Zoo owner, Daniel Brighton, faced Campbelltown Local Court late last week over accusations he pitchforked, strung up and beat to death a dog who attacked his camel six years ago. His lawyer defended his actions, comparing the dog to the dingo that snatched Lindy Chamberlain’s baby. Nour Ahmad reports.