Investigative reporting requires sustained research to expose the secrets that governments and powerful institutions want never to see the light of day.
Chris Masters is one of Australia’s finest investigative journalists.
His report The Moonlight State investigating police corruption in Queensland initiated the Fitzgerald Inquiry and a raft of legislative reforms. Hedley Thomas revealed to The Australian readers explosive facts on the Dr Jayant Patel medical negligence case and the police investigations into ‘terror suspect’ Dr Mohamed Haneef. James Button talks with Chris and Hedley about the responsibility they feel to tell not only a good story but one that serves the public interest.