Megan Goldin

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Goldin, Megan

Megan Goldin worked as a producer and foreign correspondent for the ABC and Reuters in Asia and the Middle East where she covered war zones and wrote about war, peace and international terrorism.

After she had her third child, she returned to her hometown of Melbourne to raise her children and write fiction, often while waiting at her sons’ basketball training sessions.

Matthew Thompson

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Thompson, Matthew

Matthew Thompson is a writer and adventurer with a University Medal in English and a broken nose. Areas of his reportage include pool hustling, nudist colonies, mixed-sex boxing and war zones. Matt's writing has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald and other major newspapers, Inside SportDazed & ConfusedAustralian Style, and HEAT. Matt has also written and recorded radio documentaries broadcast in the United States by National Public Radio, and in Australia by the ABC's Radio National.

Justine Ford

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Ford, Justine

Justine Ford is a TV producer and journalist with a background in news and current affairs. She was a presenter on the top-rating crime series, Australia’s Most Wanted, and her producing credits include the hit shows Missing Persons Unit, Border Security¸ RPA and Random Acts of Kindness. She has also worked as a radio producer / presenter and as a magazine features’ writer.

Steve Kelleher

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Kelleher, Steve

Steve Kelleher worked as an Australian Customs Dog handler for 16 years, including 6 years in Tasmania. He believes that working with dogs is preferable to working with people. He has travelled extensively and studied nature conservation while attempting to become a park ranger. He has an appetite for good stories and believes that a journey isn’t over until the stories of it have been written, so he has taken care to write his adventures down. Work is a long and often overlooked journey that most people have little to show for.

Carolyn Pethick

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Pethick, Carolyn

It is now 2016 and I have recently retired from the Victoria Police Force after nearly thirty years of service. I have enjoyed much of my time during these thirty years and believe the police force is a great career. Over the past few years it has become a great career for women who are now mostly treated as equals to the male members. I often recommend it as a great challenging career for women when I give talks to many different groups. When I joined, only approximately fourteen percent of the police force were women. This number has now grown to about forty percent.

The Unfortunate Victim, Greg Pyers

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Brendan James Murray

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Murray, Brendan James

Brendan Murray grew up on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula and has been writing for as long as he can remember. Though his first love is nonfiction, he also enjoys writing creatively; his short stories have twice received National Literary Awards from the Fellowship of Australian Writers. 

Keith Moor

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Moor, Keith

Keith Moor is Editor of the Melbourne Herald Sun's Insight investigative unit. Formerly the Melbourne Herald's Chief Police Reporter and Canberra political correspondent, Keith won the Walkley Award for news reporting in 1986 for his coverage of the kidnap of two Victorian aid workers in Pakistan. He became the Herald Sun's first Chief of Staff when the newspaper was formed in 1990, then its News Editor and Managing Editor (News) in 1995.

#amreading Planet Jackson, Brad Norington

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A change of format / style from all the crime fiction I've been reading lately - and a local true crime book about the goings on in the Health Services Union.

From the Blurb:

Kathy Jackson was hailed as a heroine for blowing the whistle on the million-dollar fraud of Michael Williamson, the corrupt boss of the Health Services Union. While remaining steadfast in this very public ordeal, she endured bitter personal attacks from enemies in the Labor Party and the union movement.

But what if Jackson was just as corrupt as Williamson? Or worse?