Masterclass: Investigating fraud with Sarah Danckert, Matt Fehon AM & Jason Preston

A journalist’s ability to identify, investigate and confidently report on fraud is key to their role in the fourth estate.

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Find out how to find and research stories about fraud, and how to cover your own legal bases as you go, at this special MPC Masterclass event. On the panel, moderated by investigative journalist Nick McKenzie, are:

Sarah Danckert, a business reporter at The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, who specialises in white collar crime, governance issues, insolvency, regulation and business courts. She previously worked for The Australian and Business Spectator. Since joining The Age in 2015, Sarah has won two Walkley Awards, six Quill Awards and several other industry awards.

Matt Fehon AM, a highly regarded corporate advisory specialist and forensic expert at McGrathNicol who specialises in financial crime, money laundering, corporate corruption and regulatory investigations, dispute advisory, enforceable undertakings and risk advisory. A Forensic Accountant with more than 30 years of investigative and consulting experience, Matt has led significant investigations into fraud, international corruption, foreign interference and financial markets manipulation.

Jason Preston, Chairman of McGrathNicol with more than 20 years of restructuring and insolvency experience. As a highly regarded specialist, he helps businesses facing operational and financial distress and has advised on many of the landmark restructuring matters in the Australian market. He also works with company boards and management to provide strategic and innovative solutions to challenging situations.Learn how to navigate the opaque – and often hostile – public information channels of freedom of information, business, property and court searches.

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