Crime - Australia

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‘Unspeakable trauma’: police in Queensland and NSW failed to investigate alleged gang rape of 14-year-old girl, records show
Exclusive: A senior officer told Karen Iles they believed her statement, including names, photos, maps and diary excerpts, had been destroyed

Ben Smee

03, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Queensland lab at the centre of DNA testing failures allegedly beset by workplace conflicts
Exclusive: state government was aware of problems at forensic lab, which included bullying complaints and ‘vendettas’ against managers

Ben Smee

25, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Queensland is reviewing thousands of DNA samples connected to serious crimes. Here’s why
Inquiry finds state’s forensic crime lab has routinely failed to test samples under a certain threshold since 2018

Eden Gillespie

21, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Queensland premier ‘shocked’ by review into state’s DNA lab as police retest thousands of samples
Annastacia Palaszczuk says immediate action needs to be taken after report reveals potential testing failures at the state’s forensic crime lab

Eden Gillespie

20, Sep, 2022 @3:29 AM

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NSW police to review arrest that left 14-year-old boy’s face covered in blood
Video after the arrest shows the boy drifting out of consciousness, he was later taken to hospital ‘for treatment to a laceration to his head’

Michael McGowan

16, Sep, 2022 @5:59 AM

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The virtual jury’s out as appetite for true crime podcasts grows
The Teacher’s Pet helped solve a 40-year-old murder but the popularity of real crime dramas raises questions and legal concerns

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

04, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘She felt she could trust him’: Chris Dawson trial lays bare his chilling pursuit of teen girl
Justice Ian Harrison’s five-hour verdict traced in stark detail Dawson’s infatuation with 16-year-old JC and her struggles to break free of his orbit

Nino Bucci

02, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘May the best spy win’: Australia’s intelligence chiefs open up on cyber threats – and feminism
ASD boss says cyber environment has become ‘messy’ since Ukraine conflict and laments ‘concrete block’ for women

Tory Shepherd

02, Sep, 2022 @6:52 AM

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The Teacher's Pet podcast likely turbocharged the wheels of justice, but judges don’t approve | Richard Ackland
There were teams of investigating police looking at the Dawson case from at least 2015. If anything, it appears the media were responsible for applying a bit of gas

Richard Ackland

02, Sep, 2022 @3:37 AM

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Five reasons Chris Dawson was found guilty of murder, according to the judgment
Justice Ian Harrison found Dawson was obsessed with the family’s babysitter JC and so distressed at the prospect of losing her he ‘resolved to kill his wife’

Nino Bucci

30, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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The Teacher’s Pet podcast: husband guilty of murder in four decade-old Australian cold case
Hit podcast examines Chris Dawson’s extra-marital affair with teen student and 1982 disappearance of wife Lynette Dawson

Christopher Knaus and Nino Bucci

30, Aug, 2022 @8:42 AM

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The Teacher’s Pet: hit podcast thrust Lynette Dawson’s 1982 disappearance into the spotlight
Hedley Thomas’s true-crime series about a Sydney teacher and his wife captured the world’s attention and paved the way for a murder trial

Amanda Meade

30, Aug, 2022 @8:06 AM

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