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


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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.


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 l... Read more

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 r... Read more

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 wrongd... Read more

Nick McKenzie

Nick McKenzie is one of the nation’s most decorated investigative journalists, having been named Australian Journalist of the Year on four separate occasions. Over two decades, he has worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Four Corners program, Nine’s 60 Minutes a... Read more


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