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New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism

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at The Wheeler Centre

LEAK! Why do people leak, and why should you?

Most important journalism depends, to some extent, on who breaks the rules to give confidential information to journalists. Sometimes they are breaking the law. Can such action ever be justified? What motivates leakers, and should the law protect them? What would happen if no one leaked?

With Suelette Dreyfus, University of Melbourne, Nick McKenzie, the Age investigative team, Peter Bartlett, Minter Ellison and Paul Farrell, Guardian Australia.


Portrait of Paul Farrell

Paul Farrell

Paul Farrell is a reporter at Guardian Australia. He produces investigations about immigration detention, national security and corporate affairs. He's broken major stories about Australia's immigration detention system and was the lead reporter on the Nauru files, the largest cache of leaked documents ever published from within Australia's immigration detention system.

Portrait of Peter Bartlett

Peter Bartlett

Peter Bartlett is partner at Minter Ellison Lawyers. He is one of Australia’s leading media and communications law experts. Peter’s areas of expertise include regulatory compliance, breach of confidentiality, defamation/libel, Freedom of Information, data and personal privacy, and reputational risk management.

Portrait of Suelette Dreyfus

Suelette Dreyfus

Suelette Dreyfus is a Research Fellow in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne. She is the Principal Researcher on the World Online Whistleblowing Survey, and part of an international team looking at the impact of technology on whistleblowing about wrongdoing.

Portrait of Nick McKenzie

Nick McKenzie

Nick McKenzie is one of Australia’s leading investigative journalists. He works for the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald and occasionally reports for ABC TV’s Four Corners.

New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism

How do you pick true news from fake news? How would diversity in senior and junior positions change the news we report – and how we report it? And does state politics need to be theatrical to be interesting to journalists?

Hear from some of the brightest minds in the media at this three-day series of discussions and workshops on the present and future of journalism. Including Brett McLeod, Katharine Murphy, Emma Alberici, Julian Burnside and more.

New News is presented in partnership with the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne, and Monash University.



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