July 26, 2024 8:30 am - 10:30 am The Plantation Room
Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort

Literary Breakfast

FLAWED HERO: Truth, lies and war crimes by Chris Masters
After 40 years of producing landmark journalism, Masters is still doing it. And he’s still obsessive about the truth, relentless and fearless.’ Nick McKenzie

If there was a Victoria Cross for bravery in journalism, Chris Masters deserves to receive it.’ Phillip Adams

About – Flawed Hero: Truth, lies and war crimes by Chris Masters.

Australia’s foremost investigative journalist is the definitive account of the extraordinary Ben Roberts-Smith story and the defamation trial of the century.

Masters spent three months embedded with Australian soldiers and special forces personnel in Afghanistan over the course of five years. He was the first to investigate the spectacular rise and stunning fall of Ben Roberts-Smith, and this is his authoritative and complete account. With a Victoria Cross and Medal for Gallantry, Ben Roberts-Smith was the most highly decorated Australian soldier, the best of the best. When he returned to civilian life, he became the poster boy for a nation hungry for warrior heroes. He embodied the myth of the classic Anzac, seven-foot-tall and bulletproof. But as his public reputation continued to grow, rumours were circulating inside the army.

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Event Date & Time

July 26, 2024 8:30 am - 10:30 am



Literary Breakfast

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Capacity: 120
Ticket price includes – Hot Breakfast and ‘In Conversation’ with Chris Masters.
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Gold Walkley Award–winning journalist Chris Masters was the first to hear the rumours of summary executions, bloodings and bullying, and he began to examine more closely the man we so readily worshipped. When the stories hit the headlines, and with a billionaire media baron’s backing, Ben Roberts-Smith sued.

So commenced the defamation trial of the century, a courtroom contest of tightrope tactics and fierce wit. The high-stakes case was a watershed moment for investigative journalism and for the military, becoming the most significant defamation case in Australia’s history.

About – Chris Masters

Chris Masters PSM is one of Australia’s best-known, highly respected, and most influential investigative journalists. His stellar career has won him five Walkley’s, including a Gold Walkley, and he has produced over 100 investigative reports, mostly for Four Corners.