Case 40

John Newman

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Cabramatta is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, located 30 kilometers, or 18 miles southwest of the Central Business District. Only around 30 percent of the 20 thousand residents of Cabramatta were born in Australia. It is one of the most ethnically diverse areas in Australia.

 

The largest percentage of residents are Vietnamese, followed by Chinese, Thais, Cambodians and many other nationalities.

In the late 80’s and 90’s, Cabramatta was a hotbed for crime. Heroin was rife throughout the suburb. Cabramatta Railway station was known as the ‘junkie express,’ with users pouring in from all over, looking for their fix.

And where there is a huge drug problem, there is a crime. Violent gangs, home invasions, robberies, bashings, extortions, kidnappings, and murder…

 

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and co-written by Victoria Dieffenbacher and Anonymous Host

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

“On Deadly Ground” – by Tim Priest

 

ARTICLES:

John Newman murder: Phuong Ngo loses last appeal for life sentence – The Sydney Morning Herald

Political assassin Phuong Ngo loses appeal bid – The Australian

Frank Oliveri feasted in jail with Phuong Ngo – The Sydney Morning Herald

John Newman murder: Downfall of a merciless crime lord saved soul of Cabramatta – Daily Telegraph

Phuong Ngo murders rival John Newman in Australia’s first political assassination in 1994 – Herald Sun

Ngo asks High Court to quash life sentence for assassination of John Newman – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

 

VIDEOS:

The Assassination of John Newman – Crime Investigation Australia

Phuong Ngo: For the term of his natural life

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Cabramatta is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, located 30 kilometers, or 18 miles southwest of the Central Business District. Only around 30 percent of the 20 thousand residents of Cabramatta were born in Australia. It is one of the most ethnically diverse areas in Australia.

The largest percentage of residents are Vietnamese, followed by Chinese, Thais, Cambodians and many other nationalities.

In the late 80’s and 90’s, Cabramatta was a hotbed for crime. Heroin was rife throughout the suburb. Cabramatta Railway station was known as the ‘junkie express,’ with users pouring in from all over, looking for their fix.

And where there is a huge drug problem, there is a crime. Violent gangs, home invasions, robberies, bashings, extortions, kidnappings, and murder…

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and co-written by Victoria Dieffenbacher and Anonymous Host

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

“On Deadly Ground” – by Tim Priest

 

ARTICLES:

John Newman murder: Phuong Ngo loses last appeal for life sentence – The Sydney Morning Herald

Political assassin Phuong Ngo loses appeal bid – The Australian

Frank Oliveri feasted in jail with Phuong Ngo – The Sydney Morning Herald

John Newman murder: Downfall of a merciless crime lord saved soul of Cabramatta – Daily Telegraph

Phuong Ngo murders rival John Newman in Australia’s first political assassination in 1994 – Herald Sun

Ngo asks High Court to quash life sentence for assassination of John Newman – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

 

VIDEOS:

The Assassination of John Newman – Crime Investigation Australia

Phuong Ngo: For the term of his natural life

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