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Gary Johnston is an author, academic and former parole officer with decades of experience in the criminal justice system. He is True Crime News Weekly's Deputy Editor and Melbourne correspondent. His book 'No Previous Conviction' was published in May 2017 and is available on Amazon.


  1. Spoken like a true Scot. Probably celebrating Brexit as the likely end of English rule. And why don’t we lIve there? Reeds growing on the sides of hills, it’s wrong, just wrong. Saor Alba

  2. Enjoyable read. Very true. In contemporary times, we have criminal behaviour by elected politicians against the government of East Timor.

    There’s a book called “Pemulwuy”. In the first chapter it says that the minute the Irish convicts got off the First Fleet, they were fighting alongside the Aborigines against the English.

    Some of the convicts were genuine criminals but many were sent here for minor offenses in order to populate the land. No one in Britain was interested in moving half-way around the world to a strange and unknown land, so the working-class were created, the conditions for poverty and theft, and then the ones caught were sent to go forth and populate. All in the name of money and land-acquisition for the Empire.

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