Journalist

Liam Houlihan

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Houlihan, Liam

Liam Houlihan is a multi-award winning journalist and former lawyer. He has reported from New York (for the NY Post), Washington DC (briefly in the White House Press Pool), from Sri Lanka after the Boxing Day tsunami, from Singapore for Mick Gatto's pursuit of missing Opes Prime money, and around the nation. He is Crime Reporter with the Sunday Herald Sun whose police and underworld exclusives are regularly syndicated around the nation.

Paula Doneman

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Doneman, Paula

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Paula Doneman is the Crime Editor at the Courier-Mail, Queensland's daily newspaper. She has been a journalist for fourteen years, specialising in investigative journalism in crime reporting. While Chief Police Reporter for the newspaper, Doneman covered the Leonard Fraser story from the beginning and has worked closely with the team of Queensland Homicide detectives, 'Taskforce Alex', who tracked the serial murderer. Born and raised in Brisbane, she is the daughter of a retired police officer and a psychologist.

Shirley Hardy-Rix

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Hardy-Rix, Shirley

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Shirley Hardy-Rix began work in mainstream media as soon as she left school, spending eight years reporting crime and courts on television and radio.

Shirley's first book, Cops, Crooks and Catastrophes, was published in 1992. She then published A History - The Tin Shed and Beyond, an anecdotal history that traces the growth of the Watsonia RSL Sub-branch from its humble beginnings. She co-authored True Blue: Stories of Bravery from Victorian Police with Chief Inspector Ralph Stavely.

Bill Green

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Green, Bill

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Green was born in Swan Hill, Victoria in 1940. A journalist and former Press Secretary for Jim Cairns, he was a co-founding editor of ''Nation Review''. As well as his crime fiction, his work includes general fiction, satire, non-fiction, and numerous novelisations of episodes of the television series, ''Police Rescue''. He breeds race-horses when he is not writing.

Paul Anderson

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Anderson, Paul

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Paul Anderson has been a crime reporter for the Herald Sun since 1994, and is currently the paper's longest serving police roundsman. One of the team that won a Walkley Award in 1995 for a special liftout on the murder of Sheree Beasley, Paul was also head of a team of reporters that won the 2004 Quill Award - Best Deadline Report for a series of stories on the murder of crime patriarch Lewis Moran.

Tom Howard

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Howard, Tom

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Tom Howard was born in Melbourne on 22nd June 1937. After graduating from the University of Melbourne, he did time in the army in Victoria and Queensland. After his term expired, he did a number of stints (starting as clerk and ultimately rising to inspector) in various branches of the Public Service - including the Police Department - in all Australia's mainland states except NSW and the Northern Territory.

Bunty Avieson

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Avieson, Bunty

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Bunty Avieson grew up in Victoria and worked for 20 years as a journalist on newspapers and magazines in Australia and Britain.

She was editor of Woman's Day and Editorial Director of New Idea. In 2000 Bunty left magazines and took up fiction writing full time.

Her first novel Apartment 255 won two Ned Kelly Crime Writing Awards (best First Novel and Reader's Vote) and has been translated into German and Japanese.  She has written two other novels, The Affair and The Wrong Door.