Nick McKenzie is one of Australia’s leading investigative journalists. Tip off Nick anonymously using Whispli here
He has won Australia’s highest journalism award, the Walkley award, seven times for his investigations into police corruption, corporate corruption, organised crime, doping in sport and other topics. 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 prompted royal commissions, senate inquiries and major state and federal police investigations. 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 the Victoria Police and the charging of a notorious sex 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 anti-corruption, policing, fraud and journalism conferences and events and has delivered guest lectures at universities in Sydney and Melbourne. He is available to deliver speeches and presentations.