2017 Quills: The Grant Hattam Quill for Investigative Journalism

Group investigations into Chinese influence over Australian politics and a retirement village sector scandal have jointly won the 2017 Grant Hattam Quill for Investigative Journalism.

The joint winning entries are:

Nick McKenzie, James Massola, Richard Baker & Fergus Hunter (Fairfax Media) for 'Chinese influence and Dastyari's fall'

The work

'Payments, power and our politicians': https://www.smh.com.au/interactive/2017/chinas-operation-australia/hard-power.html

Dastyari warning: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/labor-senator-sam-dastyari-warned-wealthy-chinese-donor-huang-xiangmo-his-phone-was-bugged-20171128-gzu14c.html

'It isn't our place' - New tape of pro-Beijing comments puts more heat on Dastyari: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/it-isnt-our-place-new-tape-of-probeijing-comments-puts-more-heat-on-dastyari-20171128-gzuiup.html

Adele Ferguson, Sarah Danckert & Klaus Toft (The Age & ABC Four Corners) for 'The Crook, the Police and the Retirement Village'

The work

Fairfax interactive feature 'The Retirement Racket': https://www.theage.com.au/interactive/2017/retirement-racket/bleed-them-dry/

Police, state government intervene at Berkeley Village after staff walk: https://www.theage.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/police-state-government-intervene-at-berkeley-village-after-staff-walk-20170915-gyilnf.html

Aveo faces fresh allegations over death of resident: https://www.theage.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/aveo-faces-fresh-allegations-over-death-of-resident-20170630-gx1zy8.html


Other finalists

Pat McGrath (ABC 7.30) for 'Bruce Billson's secret salary'

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