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3 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tara Costigan. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tara Costigan, often where they are interviewed.

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3 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tara Costigan. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tara Costigan, often where they are interviewed.

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The First Time He Hit Her: The Murder Of Tara Costigan

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Tara Costigan was a hard working mum, friend, close with her family and liked by those who she met. She was also killed by her partner one week after giving birth to their daughter.

In this episode we speak with Heidi Lemon, that author of The First Time He Hit Her: the shocking true story of the murder of Tara Costigan, the woman next door.

Heidi spent the past few years devoted to writing the book, and worked closely with the Costigan family during the project. 

Tara’s story is devastating. It is also not an anomaly. Heidi has worked to share Tara’s story in the hopes that more public conversations will continue to be had about Australia’s problem with domestic violence. 

CREDITS

Guest: Heidi Lemon author of The First Time He Hit Her
Host: Jessie Stephens
Producer: Elise Cooper

RESEARCH

  • ‘The First Time He Hit Her: the shocking true story of the murder of Tara Costigan, the woman next door’ book by Heidi Lemon https://bit.ly/tara-costigan-book
  • ‘Tara Costigan: The Life and Death of a Victim of Domestic Violence’, 7:30 Report, ABC TV https://bit.ly/tara-730-report
  • ‘A man, who murdered his ex-girlfriend with an axe while she was cradling their baby daughter, has been sentenced to at least 26 years in jail.’ Nine News https://bit.ly/3ePTo2h

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Jul 01 2020 · 34mins
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Felon - S2E11 - Tara Costigan

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On average, at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner in Australia……

If you or anyone you know has been or is a victim of domestic violence there are a number of hotlines you can call.

https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/find-help/domestic-violence-hotlines/ http://www.taracostiganfoundation.com/ https://www.ourwatch.org.au/

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https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/better-days

Dec 05 2017 · 25mins
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Tara Costigan Foundation with Michael Costigan

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Executive Producer Becca Posterino talks to Michael Costigan about the valuable contribution of the Tara Costigan Foundation, in support of survivors of domestic and family violence in the ACT and Australia.

In February 2015, Tara Costigan was breastfeeding her newborn baby when her former partner burst into her home and brutally killed her baby, while her sister stood by helpless.

Tara's devastating death sparked a profound grief for her family and friends and horrified many Australians. Tara's uncle, Michael Costigan, felt compelled to act and helped establish the Tara Costigan Foundation. Tara's legacy lives on in this foundation as it remains committed to raise awareness and provide support for survivors of domestic and family violence in the ACT and Australia.

The Australian Institute of Criminology statistics reveal that one woman a week is killed as a result of domestic and family violence. Disturbingly this figure cannot account for deaths indirectly linked to domestic and family violence.

Recently, Becca Posterino spoke to various members of the Tara Costigan Foundation (TCF) including TCF CEO Michael Costigan to recognise the launch of 'Tara's Angels' - professional health workers who will provide wholistic support for domestic and family violence survivors and their families.

Becca also speaks to a survivor of domestic and family violence and reveals how the vital work she does, promotes awareness in the ACT community.

Originally broadcast on 31st October, 2016.

Tune in every weekday from 8:30-9am on Canberra's iconic independent radio station 2xxfm, 98.3!
Dec 20 2016 · 29mins