2018 Young Journalist of the Year

Matilda Marozzi of ABC is the 2018 Young Journalist of the Year. She won for a portfolio of work that included exposés on underpayment in Melbourne's hospitality industry.

Judges' citation

At a young age Matilda Marozzi has already achieved what many others with far more experience have failed to do - change laws. Her impressive investigation on underpayment in Melbourne's hospitality industry led to several Fair Work investigations and a Labor Government pledge to criminalise wage theft. Her writing is engaging and showed a maturity beyond her years - a bright future ahead.

The winning entry

'Vue de monde restaurant staff overworked and underpaid, some former employees say', ABC News, 21 May 2018

'CFA staff share alleged bullying, discrimination experiences at Victoria's fire services', ABC News, 12 December 2018

Please note: the above links may not comprise the entirety of an entry submitted for consideration.


Highly Commended

Tyla Harrington of The Riverine Herald


Other finalists

Reid Butler of Nine News

Matilda Marozzi of ABC

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