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Kate McClymont

The art of lie detection

Investigative journalist Kate McClymont is Australia’s most-awarded journalist, and one of the best known. As a crime reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald, Kate spends her time writing about some of the shadiest characters in Sydney. Once derided by Paul Keating for “chasing subterranean odours”, Kate has unearthed some of the underworld’s most fascinating tales of betrayal, corruption and crime. Her phone’s been tapped, she’s had police security, and received death threats in the aftermath of her Gold Walkley-winning expose of the Bulldogs salary cap scandal. Her most recent book, co-written with Linton Besser, is He Who Must Be Obeid.