Nick McKenzie is a leading Australian investigative newspaper and broadcast journalist. Tip off Nick anonymously using Whispli here or at firstname.lastname@example.org
He has won Australia’s highest journalism award, the Walkley award, seven times for investigations spanning a diverse range of topics.
They have included corruption and integrity issues in public sector and policing agencies, the criminal justice system, corporate corruption and international bribery by large multinationals, human rights abuses, the abuse of disabled Australians in care homes, abuse scandals in religious organisations, organised crime, doping in sport, national security, PTSD suffered by defence veterans, and other a range of other topics.
He has also reported on federal and state politics and international affairs, including the work of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the activities of mining companies in the third world and the Unaoil oil industry scandal.
McKenzie often works with whistleblowers and in 2015 created a major legal source protection precedent by refusing to reveal his confidential sources in a court case.
His investigations with colleague Richard Baker have helped prompt major national and state government and police inquiries. For instance, McKenzie’s investigation of alleged bribery involving the Reserve Bank of Australia sparked a national scandal and led to Australia’s first ever foreign bribery prosecution; his investigation into human trafficking led to the re-opening of a murder investigation by police and the charging of a human trafficker with murder; his inquiry into alleged political bribery by mafia figures sparked a federal police probe.
Nick works for Fairfax Media and his investigations appear regularly in Melbourne’s The Age newspaper (www.theage.com.au/investigations) the Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Financial Review. He also presents special investigations for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s prestigious Four Corners television program and the 7.30 program.
Nick is a regular speaker at Australian and international conferences and has given key-note speeches on many topics, including human trafficking, corporate corruption and journalism. He has been a guest speaker at universities and for the International Bar Association and the Australian Defence Force. He is available to deliver speeches and presentations.