National Convention & Exhibition 2024


20 – 22 AUGUST 2024

Nick McKenzie

Journalist and author


Nick McKenzie is a renowned Australian investigative journalist who works for leading newspapers Melbourne’s The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. He’s also presented major investigations for the ABC’s Four Corners and 7:30, 60 Minutes and the Australian Financial Review. With 20 years’ experience, Nick has won every major award in Australian journalism. His investigations span foreign affairs, defence and national security, corporate wrongdoing, politics, organised crime and corruption, the criminal justice system and social affairs. His work has sparked many national and state inquires, including Royal Commissions and parliamentary inquiries, prompted investigations in Australia, the US and Britain into corruption and led to significant legislative change.  

Nick has led ground breaking investigations into political corruption that have led to the resignation of state and federal MPs and has also exposed war crimes involving Australian special forces. Nick is passionate about giving vulnerable people a voice. He works closely with whistleblowers and is an advocate for better laws to protect their critical role exposing corruption and wrongdoing.  

His journalism has been recognised with twelve Walkley Awards, and he is the most decorated reporter in the history of the Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Lowy Institute Award for best foreign affairs reporting for his investigations into the Chinese Communist Party’s interference in Australian politics. This work has attracted global attention and debate and contributed to new transparency laws.  

Nick has a Bachelor of Arts from RMIT, a Masters in International Politics from the University of Melbourne.