28th Quills: Excellence in Indigenous Affairs Reporting, sponsored by FVTOC

Bridget Brennan, Brooke Fryer, Suzanne Dredge and Stephanie Zillman of Four Corners/ABC News won the 2022 Excellence in Indigenous Affairs Reporting Quill for “How Many More?”


Judges' statement

'How Many More?' is unapologetic in its presentation of the horrific reality of femicide being experienced by First Nations women in Australia.

The Four Corners team utilised high impact production to tell harrowing stories, made all the more powerful by Aboriginal women telling those stories about their own communities.

The team undertook an extraordinary amount of research to name and put faces to hundreds of women who have either gone missing, been murdered or killed in suspicious circumstances since 2000 .

Of particular note is the cultural care afforded the production of 'How Many More?'

While this epidemic has been raging for decades, Four Corners brought the systemic failures in policing, the legal system and domestic violence prevention to the nation's attention in a way that could not be ignored.

It is journalism of this calibre that can bring about change so often called for, but so rarely realised.


The winning entry

"How Many More?", Four Corners

"How Many More?", Four Corners (online interactive)

Constance Watcho's death is unspeakable, yet it isn't listed as a homicide, ABC News


Highly commended

Loretta Florance, Amy Bainbridge and Kirstie Wellauer, 7.30, “Inside Youpla’s collapse”

Louise Milligan, Naomi Selvaratnam and Lauren Day, Four Corners, “Heart Failure” (Link 1, Link 2, Link 3)



Jack Latimore, The Age, “Mallee Indigenous group pleads to stop car rally on cultural heritage site” (Link 1, Link 2, Link 3)

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