The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Nick McKenzie

Nick McKenzie is an acclaimed Australian investigative journalist, working primarily for Melbourne newspaper The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. He’s also presented major investigations for the ABC’s Four Corners program, 60 Minutes and the Australian Financial Review. With two decades of experience, Nick has won every major award in Australian journalism, including 12 wins of the Walkley, the nation’s highest journalism award. He’s been named Australian Journalist of the Year on three occasions.

His investigations span foreign affairs, defence and national security, corporate wrongdoing, politics, organised crime and corruption, the criminal justice system and social affairs. His work has sparked many national and state inquires, including Royal Commissions and parliamentary probes, prompted major corruption investigations in Australia, the US and Britain, and led to significant legislative change.

Summer Conference Event
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Of War Crimes and Libel Laws: The Case of Ben Roberts-Smith VC

In one of the most important libel trials for decades, this month three Australian newspapers won a historic victory over Ben Roberts-Smith VC, Australia’s most decorated soldier, after they accused him of killing three Afghan civilians in cold blood and he sued.
Investigative Journalist at The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald