Australian Story - Sea of Troubles (Merri Rose)
What would drive a woman to blackmail a state premier? Merri Rose is a former politician who went from high school drop out, to cabinet minister, to prisoner in sensational circumstances.
In May 2007 she was jailed for attempting to blackmail the then Queensland Premier Peter Beattie. She now lives a spartan life, on an island, as the partner of a fisherman. But Ms Rose - and even her family - still face imprisonment if they discuss the so called secret at the heart of the case. Despite what she calls her terror of being returned to jail, Merri Rose is speaking out for the first time.
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