2017 Quills: News Report in Writing

Josh Gordon, Richard Willingham & Benjamin Preiss of The Age won the 2017 News Report in Writing Quill for 'Speaker of the Houses'.


Winning work

Speaker charged taxpayers almost $40,000 to live outside electorate: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/speaker-charged-taxpayers-almost-40000-to-live-outside-electorate-20170222-guitjo.html

Deputy Speaker also claims 'second residence' allowance: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/deputy-speaker-also-claims-second-residence-allowance-20170224-gukwgv.html

Expenses scandal: Andrews targets rorting MPs with reform of 'outdated' system: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/expenses-scandal-andrews-targets-rorting-mps-with-reform-of-outdated-system-20170424-gvrbhh.html

Highly Commended

Annika Smethurst (Herald Sun) for 'Flat a Ley buy on trip'

Other finalists

Miki Perkins (Fairfax Media) for 'Rape: How a family coped with their teenage daughter's ordeal'
Ian Royall (Herald Sun) for 'Heroin Scourge: $17 A Hit'

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