Nick McKenzie on 60 Minutes
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Australian human trafficking operations this week on 60 Minutes

THIS WEEK ON 60 MINUTES

TRAFFICKED

When reporter Nick McKenzie received a tip-off about this story last year, he couldn’t believe what he was being told. Twelve months of investigating though has not only confirmed it, but also established it is much worse than he first thought. In a joint 60 MINUTES, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald special report, McKenzie exposes what could be one of Australia’s largest human trafficking operations. What he has discovered are vulnerable Asian woman being coerced into enduring shocking conditions as sex workers. In fact, their treatment is so poor that even police admit not enough is being done to help them. Meanwhile the crime bosses make huge profits off this multi-million-dollar industry, while making a mockery of Australia’s supposedly strict border security.

Reporter: Nick McKenzie

Producers: Amelia Ballinger, Joel Tozer

COOKING THE BOOK OF MORMON

Once famous – or infamous – for its stance on polygamy, these days the Mormon Church is better known for its earnest young missionaries who doorknock our suburbs promising enlightenment. But on 60 MINUTES this Sunday, enlightenment about a subject the Mormon Church wants to keep secret: serious accusations that Mormons in Australia have been able to draw on $400 million in tax deductions not lawfully available to followers of other religions. It’s alleged by church whistle-blowers that the Mormon books are being cooked in an elaborate tax dodge. As Tom Steinfort reports, this is money Australia could well use, but despite the federal government’s bluster about cracking down on waste and rorting, so far it has done nothing.

Reporter: Tom Steinfort

Producers: Natalie Clancy, Ben Schneiders

60 MINUTES – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, AT 8.35PM ON CHANNEL 9 & 9NOW

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