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Thu, 25 Nov



Mark Willacy in conversation with Michael Rowland

Join Mark Willacy and Michael Rowland in-conversation to celebrate the release of Rogue Forces!

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Mark Willacy in conversation with Michael Rowland
Mark Willacy in conversation with Michael Rowland

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25 Nov 2021, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm



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Join Mark Willacy and Michael Rowland in-conversation to celebrate the release of Rogue Forces!

Rogue Forces is the explosive first insiders’ story of how some of Australia’s revered SAS soldiers crossed the line in Afghanistan, descending from elite warriors to unlawful killers. Mark Willacy, who won a Gold Walkley for exposing SAS war crimes, has penetrated the SAS code of silence to reveal one of the darkest chapters in our country’s military history. Willacy’s devastating award-winning Four Corners program, ‘Killing Fields’ captured on film for the first time a war crime perpetrated by an Australian: the killing of a terrified, unarmed Afghan man in a field by an SAS soldier. It caused shockwaves around the world and resulted in an Australian Federal Police war crimes investigation. It also sparked a new line of investigation by the Brereton inquiry, the independent Australian Defence Force inquiry into war crimes in Afghanistan. It was a game changer. But for Willacy, it was just the beginning of a much bigger story. More SAS soldiers came forward with undeniable evidence and eyewitness testimony of other unlawful killings, and exposed a culture of brutality and impunity. Rogue Forces takes you out on the patrols where the killings happened. The result is a gripping character-driven story that embeds you on the front line in the thick of the action as those soldiers share for the first time what they witnessed. Willacy also confronts those accused about their sides of the story. At its heart, Rogue Forces is a story about the true heroes who had the courage to come forward and expose the truth.

About Mark Willacy

Mark Willacy has been a journalist for more than 25 years and has reported for the ABC from more than 30 countries. Mark is a seven-time Walkley Award winner and in 2020 he was awarded Australia’s highest honour in journalism, the Gold Walkley, for exposing alleged Australian SAS war crimes in Afghanistan

About Michael Rowland

Michael Rowland has presented ABC News Breakfast since the launch of ABC News 24 in July 2010. Before that Michael spent four years as an ABC correspondent in Washington. He covered the historic US presidential election and was the ABC's Wall Street correspondent during the height of the global financial crisis. In 2021, ABC journalists who were on the ground and broadcasting during our worst fire season ever told their stories in Black Summer, spearheaded by Michael Rowland.


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