Bill Birnbauer

Bill Birnbauer moved to an academic role as senior lecturer in journalism at Monash University in December 2008 after a three-decade career as an editor and senior reporter at The Age, The Sunday Age and The Herald. He is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and is on the board of the Public Interest Journalism Foundation. He has won numerous journalism awards and co-produced documentaries for SBS and the ABC.

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