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An investigative podcast hosted by ABC journalist Rachael Brown, Trace examines the fractures in Australia's criminal justice system, and the decades-long ripples they have caused.
S1 Bonus | Maria James inquest finding
A Victorian Coroner has failed to name a killer in the 1980 cold case of Maria James. Her sons are devastated. But there's still hope, in leads yet to be chased by police.
Mar 31, 2022
18 min
S1 Bonus | The Inquest
The new coronial inquest into the murder of Maria James has wrapped up. Will the Coroner be able to name her killer? And of the police exhibits that haven't disappeared, what DNA testing can be done? This episode nears us closer to the end of the James brothers' 41-year-fight for answers for their mum.
Nov 3, 2021
5 min
S1 Bonus | Breakthrough in Maria James cold case
The discovery of a police exhibit - thought to be missing for around three decades - could finally help unmask the killer in the 1980 cold case of Maria James.
Aug 12, 2021
26 min
S2 BONUS — The Price
The Royal Commission has released its final report into defence lawyer turned police informer Nicola Gobbo.
Dec 16, 2020
40 min
S2 08 | End game
We reveal the story of Nicola Gobbo's audacious bid to return to Australia.
Sep 21, 2020
42 min
S2 07 | Reckoning
Everything unravels, for Nicola Gobbo and Victoria Police. Their secret is out.
Sep 14, 2020
40 min
S2 06 | Whatever it takes
Nicola hits rock bottom, but Victoria Police wants her to take on a new role ... as a witness.
Sep 7, 2020
40 min
S2 05 | Glittering prize
Nicola wants to be the best source ever, and she leads police to the biggest target of all: the mafia. Her double life is getting riskier, but she can't stop. This episode charts an addiction and a crash.
Aug 31, 2020
39 min
S2 04 | Rubicon
Nicola crosses the point of no return and becomes a police informer. She'll represent clients, while passing on the underworld's secrets to Victoria Police.
Aug 24, 2020
37 min
S2 03 | The darkest night
A drug house burglary smells of police corruption and a police informer is executed.
Aug 17, 2020
39 min
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