Sympathy for the Devil reveals what the 1994 Wood Royal Commission into police corruption wasn't told. The depth, nature and extent of the corruption revealed in the NSW police force by the Wood Royal Commission was astounding and appalling. Much of what was learned came from police officers who 'rolled over'. One of the first was Trevor Haken, who now lives in hiding, afraid for his life. But Sympathy for the Devil goes beyond his evidence to the Commission.
The authoritative book on the murders that stunned the nation by the only journalist who has covered the trials continuously for the last five years. It is a horrifying and gripping account of ritualistic domination, brutal torture and murder that reveals how a group of damaged people preyed on their own lovers, friends and family with unstoppable rage.
A mesmerising account of the turbulent life of one of the most notorious standover men on the Melbourne docks during the 1960s and 1970s.
'Looking back on my life, I regret the violence I've been involved in. But the waterfront was dangerous. If you were a member of one faction or another, you could finish up with your head shot off.'
A decade on, journalist Carol Altmann looks at how the people, the place, the killer, and the whole country has changed since the horrific massacre at one of Australia's most infamous historic landmarks.
When the gunshots started no one could quite believe it.A beautiful day. A tranquil setting despite its grim past. It was 28 April 1996, the day of the worst civilian massacre in history. The day 35 innocent people were murdered at Port Arthur.
The story behind the investigation into the murder of Ulrike 'Ricky' Conway
Award-winning journalist Sue Williams gives us a gripping account of Peter Falconio's disappearance in the Australian outback, Joanne Lee's traumatic escape and the trial of alleged murderer, Bradley Murdoch.
Two young English tourists waylaid in the outback by a predatory stranger, a single gunshot, and then the darkness.
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A fascinating insight into the daily work of a State Coroner, who conducted the post mortems for Michael Hutchence, French photographer Roni Levi, who was shot dead by police, and many of the victims of the Thredbo disaster. When the telephone rings in the middle of the night, it is usually bad news. When the telephone rings in the middle of the night and you are the State Coroner, it is invariably someone else's bad news.
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Confessions of corrupt policeman Jack Herbert, whose evidence in the Fitzgerald Inquiry was to bring a police force to its knees. Jack Herbert's sensational confessions helped send a police commissioner and a cabinet minister to gaol. They led to the most sweeping shakeout of a police force in Australian history.