Q&A: Cracking a 36 year old cold case with Hedley Thomas

The Australian’s latest podcast series, The Teacher’s Pet , by Hedley Thomas went straight to number one on the iTunes podcast chart. The first episode set News Corp Australia performance records with more than 20,000 downloads in the first few days, and the surge has continued.

The Walkley Award-winning investigative journalist has unearthed compelling new evidence, witnesses and powerful leads in his six month investigation into a cold case of the probable murder 36 years ago of Sydney mother Lyn Dawson, allegedly by her star footballer husband Chris Dawson.

This is a case that Hedley was first gripped by 17 years ago when he delved into it - and it is one he always intended to revisit.

In this exclusive Q&A hosted by David Murray, The Australian’s National Chief Correspondent, we’ll discuss Hedley’s journey in the investigation, the twists and turns of the case and share behind-the-scenes details about the podcast.

Don’t miss hearing from Hedley Thomas. Seats are strictly limited so book yours today.

The panel

Hedley Thomas
National Chief Correspondent & Author of ‘The Teacher’s Pet’.

Hedley Thomas is The Australian’s National Chief Correspondent, specialising in investigative reporting with a particular interest in crime and legal issues, corruption and politics. Hedley has won five Walkey Awards including the Gold Walkley, in 2007, and is a two time winner of the Sir Keith Murdoch Award. His investigations have exposed scandals including Brisbane's floods coverup, killer surgeon Dr Jayant Patel, the AWU slush fund scandal, and the AFP's fiasco over Dr Mohamed Haneef.

David Murray
National Crime Correspondent

Over the last two decades as a journalist, David has won multiple awards for news and investigative reporting, and was recently named 2017 Queensland Journalist of the Year for his work on a true crime podcast. He is a former European correspondent for News Corp Australia and the author of The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay.

Event details

Brisbane: GOMA
Stanley Place, South Brisbane
Tuesday 26 June, 6pm
$25pp, includes drinks and canapés

Sydney: The Mint
10 Macquarie St, Sydney
Wednesday 27 June, 6pm
$25pp, includes drinks and canapés

Tickets are non-refundable.


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