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Apr 27, 2022 • 16m 30s

What happened to ‘raising the age’

In the Northern Territory, there’s a youth detention centre that has been subject to multiple reports, complaints, and a Royal Commission. That Commission recommended it be shut down, but children as young as 10 years old are still being held there, some say they’ve been locked inside their cells for 23 hours a day. Today, Esther Linder on the grandmother who is campaigning for the closure of Don Dale detention centre.

Apr 5, 2022 • 20m 15s

The killing of Ann Marie Smith

Ann Marie Smith died from staggering neglect in her Adelaide home. Her carer was sentenced for manslaughter, but many in the Disability community believe that the charge should have been murder.

Mar 17, 2022 • 18m 25s

Understanding the Zachary Rolfe verdict

In November 2019, 19-year-old Walpiri man Kumanjayi Walker was killed by Northern Territory police constable Zachary Rolfe. Rolfe was charged with murder - and the trial has been playing out in the Darwin Supreme Court. Today, Anna Krien on the acquittal of Zachary Rolfe, and what this case reveals about the state of policing in Australia.

Mar 3, 2022 • 16m 15s

Morrison's plan to deport thousands of migrants

Since the last election, the federal government has deported more than 4,000 non-citizens from Australia. Now the Morrison government is trying to pass new laws that could see the number of deportations increase dramatically. Today, Hannah Dickinson on why Australia is deporting so many long-term residents.

Nov 9, 2021 • 16m 20s

How Crown Casino became too big to fail

Earlier this year, a blistering Royal Commission report found that Crown Casino in Melbourne had links to organised crime and enabled money laundering. Despite that, Crown has managed to keep its licence. Today, senior fellow of the Centre for Public Christianity, Tim Costello, on the relationship between politics and gambling, and how Crown Casino became too big to fail.

Jun 11, 2021 • 16m 19s

Australia’s biggest ever crime sting

This week, Scott Morrison announced Australia’s involvement in a massive organised crime sting coordinated by the FBI. But was the extraordinary press conference more about bad news and poor polling?

Jun 5, 2021 • 35m22s

Weekend Read: Sarah Krasnostein on the most hated man

Today, Sarah Krasnostein, the best-selling author of ‘The Trauma Cleaner’, reads her essay from the latest issue of The Monthly. It’s called ‘The most hated man’ and it explores the sentencing of Richard Pusey, who was convicted of outraging public decency after he filmed the horrific aftermath of a car crash that killed four police officers.

May 31, 2021 • 17m 35s

How to make a law for consent

For years, advocates against sexual assault have been pushing for law reform, particularly on the issue of consent. Now they’ve had a win, with sweeping new changes announced in NSW. Today, Bri Lee on what the changes mean, and the politician leading the charge.

Jul 14, 2020 • 17m 15s

The man inside (part two)

The sentencing of Ramzi Aouad came at a tense moment in racialised policing – and there are now people asking if the politics around “Middle Eastern crime” played a part.

Jul 13, 2020 • 19m 30s

The man inside (part one)

When Ramzi Aouad went to prison for life, it was on the basis of evidence from one man - a violent enforcer who had been offered financial incentives for his testimony.

Jun 22, 2020 • 16m 58s

What George Pell knew...

As the final pages of the royal commission into child sexual abuse have been unredacted, it’s become clear what George Pell knew and when.

Apr 12, 2020 • 18m 31s

Spotlight: Inside Australia's biggest cult

Following the death of cult leader Anne Hamilton-Byrne, surviving members of The Family reckon with judgement.

Oct 30, 2019 • 16m22s

Strip-searched in Newtown

As the number of police strip-searches rises in NSW, a law enforcement commission considers whether many of them are actually legal.

Oct 24, 2019 • 17m04s

Lock ’em up

Australia is almost alone its willingness to lock up primary-school-age children for criminal offences, but “tough on crime” politics means there is little will to change this.

Oct 1, 2019 • 19m19s

Part two: The sentencing of Jaymes Todd

The judge who sentenced Jaymes Todd for the rape and murder of Eurydice Dixon was asked to consider Todd’s age, autism diagnosis and early guilty plea.

Sep 30, 2019 • 15m49s

Part one: The murder of Eurydice Dixon

One of the terrible facts about the day Jaymes Todd killed Eurydice Dixon is that for him it was almost all very ordinary.

Sep 16, 2019 • 19m11s

Inside the meat disco

When the impresario behind Earthcore died last year, he left behind a legacy of paranoia, intimidation and financial mismanagement.

Jul 29, 2019 • 19m08s

Ending domestic violence

Australia is ahead of the world in some of its responses to domestic violence, but its national plan has no measurable targets.

Jul 11, 2019 • 19m01s

Surviving Australia’s biggest cult, The Family

Following the death of cult leader Anne Hamilton-Byrne, surviving members of The Family reckon with judgement.

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