After facing recent criticism the program had become too focused on celebrity, this week 60 unleashes its star recruit Nick McKenzie with two stories that are bound to have future political ramifications.
On Friday, federal agents under the direction of counter-espionage authority ASIO, conducted an extraordinary raid on the home and office of New South Wales Labor MP, Shaoquett Moselmane.
Investigators were searching for evidence of any involvement by Moselmane in a plot by China to interfere in Australia’s political system. It’s thought to be the first time a serving member of an Australian parliament has been investigated over allegations of being influenced by a hostile foreign state.
Reporting for 60 Minutes, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Nick McKenzie was there for the raid and says the agents clearly knew what they were looking for. McKenzie, who for months has also been observing Moselmane’s pro-China activities, warns this operation will have far-reaching consequences both here and in Beijing.
Reporter: Nick McKenzie Producer: Joel Tozer
The disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann has been a heart-breaking mystery. For 13 years, ever since she went missing on a family holiday in Portugal, her beautiful face has haunted the world. In that time her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann have never stopped searching for answers about their daughter.
They’ve also never stopped hoping she’s still alive. Now there is news, but it’s not good. German prosecutors say they know Maddie is dead and they have the prime suspect, a known sex offender, in their sights.
Liz Hayes reports on the depraved world of 43-year-old Christian Bruckner. Her story includes the first pictures from inside his secret lair, as well as comprehensive analysis of the investigation to ensure justice for Madeleine McCann.
Reporter: Liz Hayes Producers: Gareth Harvey, Natalie Clancy
Every front-line soldier knows war is hell. It’s an enormous responsibility to pick out an enemy fighter, aim a weapon at them and then pull the trigger knowing death is the likely result. That’s why in conflict there are very specific rules of engagement.
For the last four years, a secret inquiry – the biggest in Australian military history – has been investigating whether soldiers from our elite special forces broke those rules and committed war crimes in Afghanistan.
Nick McKenzie reveals new information about the shameful conduct of some of our elite fighters. One shocking incident involves former SAS medic Dusty Miller, a good man traumatised by the savagery he says a fellow soldier inflicted on an injured, unarmed Afghan civilian.
Reporter: Nick McKenzie Producers: Nick Greenaway, Richard Malone