Grant Hattam Quill Award for Investigative Journalism in any Medium
James Campbell won the prestigious Grant Hattam Quill Award for Investigative Journalism for his stories detailing a conflict within the Office of Public Prosecutions, which centred on the breakdown in relations between the two senior prosecutors in Victoria.
The revelation that the Deputy DPP was at war with his boss – the senior legal officer in the state – sent shock waves through the legal community, the state government and the justice system. James broke the story and stayed with it for months. The incoming government has launched an inquiry into the affair.