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Coronacast and Trace win Walkley Awards

Saturday 21 November, 2020

Dr Norman Swan, Tegan Taylor and Will Ockenden have won a Walkley Award in the Radio/Audio: News & Current Affairs category for Coronacast.

ABC's Trace returns with series 2, The Informer

Tuesday 04 August, 2020

ABC’s Trace podcast returns to probe the story of Nicola Gobbo, one of Australia’s most controversial and high profile barristers.

ABC podcast Trace leads to reopening of a 38 year old cold case

Sunday 02 December, 2018

In an Australian first, a decades old cold case investigation will be re-opened following revelations uncovered in the ABC’s first true-crime podcast Trace.

Fresh leads give hope to victim’s family at centre of ABC podcast

Tuesday 04 July, 2017

The ABC’s new true-crime podcast, Trace has prompted an influx of fresh information around the murder case of Maria James, which producers hope will bring justice for the victim and her family.


Maria James was stabbed 68 times in her Thornbury home – a crime that has gone unsolved for 37 years.

ABC podcast reveals new leads in cold case murder

Thursday 29 June, 2017

It’s the cold case that everyone’s talking about. After 37 years, will new evidence solve the murder of Melbourne mother Maria James?

The overnight release of Episode 2 on the ABC's Trace reveals new leads that journalist and host, Rachael Brown suggests could have serious implications for more than one Australian institution.

New ABC podcast digs into unsolved murder

Monday 26 June, 2017

There are 1300 cold cases in Australia, many of them sitting in the dusty boxes of police archives. Among them is the casefile of 38-year-old mother of two, Maria James.

On a winter morning in June 1980, Maria James turned to her son Mark and looked him in the eyes.

‘She said to me, “if anything happens to me, look after your brother.”’

Later that day she was found stabbed to death at the back of her suburban Melbourne bookshop, where she lived with her two boys.

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