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Richard Baker is one of Australia's most experienced and decorated investigative journalists, with 12 years in The Age newspaper's investigative unit. He has many times been the recipient of Australia's major journalism awards, including multiple Walkleys, the Melbourne Press Club's gold quill and more than a dozen other quills, a Kennedy award and the George Munster prize for independent journalism. Together with colleague Nick McKenzie, Richard has broken major international and national corruption scandals. He also writes regularly on politics, business, crime, sports affairs, defence and intelligence and social affairs. In 2016, he created and co-hosted the awarding winning six part podcast series, Phoebe's Fall.

Glory looming for Looma Eagles in Kimberley league

Glory looming for Looma Eagles in Kimberley league

Though it was more than 30 years ago, Gary Clancy still vividly remembers his first date with the teenage girl who later became his wife.

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Police rift over top female cop's sex scandal
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Police rift over top female cop's sex scandal

A senior female Victoria Police officer avoids tough disciplinary action despite the force's own sexual harassment taskforce making recommendation for sanctions

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Dancing and reputational damage: new details of the complaint against Victoria's Coroner
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Dancing and reputational damage: new details of the complaint against Victoria's Coroner

The first impulse of the Coroner's court when confronted with a huge data bill blow-out was how to explain it away.

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All mine. Explosive findings in lawyer's golden adventure
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All mine. Explosive findings in lawyer's golden adventure

There is 'no logical explanation' why a large amount of explosives was left in a mine that was sold by its high profile owners two years ago.

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Court in crisis: State Coroner stands aside after bullying claim
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Court in crisis: State Coroner stands aside after bullying claim

State Coroner Sara Hinchey has stepped aside while the Judicial Commission investigates allegations about her conduct.

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Victorian Coroner stands down while under investigation

Victorian Coroner stands down while under investigation

A serious complaint against Judge Sara Hinchey is under investigation by the Judicial Commission of Victoria.

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Aboriginal businessman accuses podcast of racism
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Aboriginal businessman accuses podcast of racism

Wayne Bergmann has complained about coverage of how much he is paid and his relationship to mining companies.

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Top 5G suppliers linked to China’s Communist Party

Top 5G suppliers linked to China’s Communist Party

Three potential suppliers of equipment to Australia’s next generation 5G network have connections to China’s Communist Party.

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'Don't you forget who these men are and what they've done to us'

'Don't you forget who these men are and what they've done to us'

Julie Buck's daughter, Zaria Buck, gives chilling account of the last time she saw her mum alive in the wet season of 1994.

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Episode six: Truth

Episode six: Truth

A final push from Richard’s family for people to come forward so they can bring him home and demands for a coronial inquest for both cases.

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Native entitlement: Wheeling and dealing in the Kimberley

Native entitlement: Wheeling and dealing in the Kimberley

Former Kimberley Land Council chief executive Wayne Bergmann holds enormous power over the fate of mining companies and traditional owners in his new role.

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