Category Archives: Crime – Australia

Slasher Patrol: the prowler who shook 1950s Sydney – video

The imagination of suburban Sydney in the late 1950s was seized by a series of
horrifying and sometimes savagely violent night-time attacks, the work of a
mysterious figure the tabloids dubbed ‘the Kingsgrove Slasher’. 

Slasher Patrol – part of our Present Traces series of films from Macquarie University based on archive material – tells the inside story of the
long investigation and eventual arrest of the Slasher, and of the crack team of cops
led by the film-maker’s uncle, Detective Sergeant Brian Doyle

• Watch more from the Present Traces series
• Unnatural Deaths: the emotional power of forensic photographs 

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British woman jailed for 28 years for 'bucket list' murder in Australia

Jemma Lilley boasted she had ‘ticked off’ crime by garrotting and stabbing autistic teenager

A British woman who had an “obsession” with serial killers has been jailed for life for garrotting, stabbing and burying the body of an autistic teenager in Western Australia.

Jemma Lilley, previously of Stamford, Lincolnshire, murdered 18-year-old Aaron Pajich at her home in Perth, burying him in a shallow grave in her garden and covering it with concrete and tiles.

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Inquiry demanded as hazing culture in top university colleges revealed

Family of Stuart Kelly, who took his own life after attending college, say a coronial inquest is needed into hazing culture

The family of Stuart Kelly are demanding a coronial inquiry into the role they allege severe hazing may have played in his death, as a comprehensive report into sexual assault, harassment and hazing culture at university colleges is released.

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Burst your bubble: Australia’s ‘African gang crisis’ has been brewing for years | Jason Wilson

Australia doesn’t need a Breitbart – our conservative media does the job just as well

How do you end up with a neo-fascist propounding his views on immigration on national television? To answer this question, you need to understand how a racially motivated moral panic has brewed in right-leaning media over months, and even years. You then need to see how such a panic is part of a political project, which includes state and federal politicians.

The panic over Sudanese immigrant gangs has reached fever pitch in this new year of 2018. Even though it’s rooted in selective distortions, both of crime rates, and the concept of a “gang”, it’s triggered a hasty policy response.

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Tasmanian DJ Astro Labe admits he head-butted former prime minister Tony Abbott

Astro Labe, 38, pleads guilty in Hobart court to causing harm to a commonwealth official

A Hobart DJ has admitted to head-butting the former prime minister Tony Abbott at the city’s waterfront.

Astro Labe, 38, pleaded guilty on Thursday in Hobart magistrates court to the charge of causing harm to a commonwealth official. The court heard Labe followed Abbott for about 250m and offered to shake his hand before “launching” into a head-butt on 21 September.

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Australian navy ship seizes drugs worth $415m from smugglers on Arabian Sea

HMAS Warramunga found almost eight tonnes of hashish and 69kg of heroin during operations in Middle East

The commander of an Australian navy ship that intercepted a massive illegal drug shipment says it will have an impact of the flow of narcotics around the world.

The crew of HMAS Warramunga seized almost eight tonnes of hashish and 69kg of heroin, estimated to be valued at $415m, from drug smugglers on three vessels on the Arabian Sea between 27 and 29 December, the Royal Australian Navy said on Sunday.

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