Jessie Street National Women’s Library is honoured to have Kate McClymont as guest speaker at the Annual Fundraising Lunch. The topic is The narcissists, the nefarious and the ne’er do wells: tales of an investigative journalist.
Kate has been following up leads and keeping us informed for many years. While she has pursued shady characters from the criminal underworld, had her phone tapped, received death threats and occasionally needed police security, we have followed her stories, over our coffee and toast, from the safety of our homes. Kate has broken many of the most significant, long-running stories of the last few decades, revealing crime, corruption and abuse.
At a time when ‘fake news’ has entered the lexicon, and many people feel that their news should be free, the preservation of good journalism is an essential bulwark of democracy.