The Childers Backpackers Fire - #164

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Journalist Paul Cochrane was learning the ropes in regional news when he found himself covering the biggest story of his life, an arson attack in a remote Queensland fruit-picking town that took the lives of 15 young backpackers. He and other witnesses, survivors and victims’ families are revisiting the tragedy 20 years on in a podcast, Childers The Full Story and he joins us to tell us about it.

Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.

Show notes for Episode 164:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Paul Cochrane

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