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No Front Line
Chris Masters in Conversation with Mark Corcoran
Award-winning journalist Chris Masters has spent 10 years investigating Australia's Special Forces and their war in Afghanistan. The soldiers of the SAS, the Commandos and Special Operations Engineer Regiment are Australia's most highly trained soldiers. Their work is often secret, their bravery undeniable and for 13 years they were at the forefront of Australia's longest war. Chris will talk about how his new book No Front Line gives voice to these soldiers and takes us to the centre of some of the fiercest combat Australia has ever experienced while providing the most intimate examination of what it is like to be a member of this country's elite fighting forces.
Chris Maters is a powerful force in Australian journalism. In 1985, he won Australia’s most prestigious award in journalism, the Gold Walkley for his Four Corners report on the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior. His reports ‘The Big League’ and ‘The Moonlight State’ both led to royal commissions that helped transform the nation. He is the author of the bestselling Jonestown (2006). Is most recently book is the critically acclaimed Uncommon Soldier.
From Afghanistan to Antarctica, Mark Corcoran spent 15 years traveling to every continent on assignment for ABC-TV Australia's international current affairs program 'Foreign Correspondent'.
From 2001-10 Mark reported extensively on the upheaval triggered by the 9/11 attacks and Washington's declared 'Global War on Terrorism' from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, the US, France, Greece and Norway.
As a reporter and producer, Mark has received numerous national and international journalism prizes.
Mark was appointed Visiting Fellow (2012-13) and research student at the University of Technology Sydney, examining news gathering applications of drones and the associated privacy, safety and regulatory issues, in collaboration with Oxford University's Reuters Institute.