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Hard Pressed: Is Investigative Reporting in Peril?

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In a watershed year for investigative journalism in Australia, it became brutally clear why Australia is known as the defamation capital of the world. High-profile figures including Christian Porter and Ben Roberts-Smith brought gruelling defamation suits to journalists while court orders forced reporters to hand over draft copies of an investigation into the cosmetic surgery industry. Award-winning investigative reporters Kate McClymont, Nick McKenzie and Louise Milligan, and defamation law expert Matthew Collins, consider urgent challenges facing press freedom and public-interest journalism, with Deputy Editor of The Age Michael Bachelard.

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