Perth Brothel owner Shirley Finn’s 1975 unsolved murder looms large over the city, with men at the highest levels of government and policing suspected of involvement.
In their new book Gangland: This Unsporting Life, Susanna Lobez and James Morton have applied their meticulous reporting skills to the intersection of Australian sport and Australian crime, from bank robbing football players to drug-dealing football players and stand-over men.
When Julie was a teenager in 1970s Australia, she and her friends decided to try their hands at drug smuggling. It didn’t turn out well, despite the assistance of the Victorian Narcotics Squad.
Michael McGurk was murdered with a single gunshot to the head outside his family home in Cremorne in 2009. He confided in our guest, legendary journalist Kate McClymont about who he thought might kill him just 10 days before his death.
11-year-old Joanne Ratcliffe was the kind of well-mannered, responsible girl often entrusted to care for younger children. She was no match though for a grown man who seized the opportunity to snatch her and her 4-year-old friend from Adelaide Oval in 1973.
Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.
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