2018 Quills: Business News


Adele Ferguson, Lesley Robinson, Nassim Khadem & Lucy Carter of The Age/ABC Four Corners won the 2018 Business News Quill for 'Mongrel Bunch of Bastards'.

Judges' citation

A chilling story, told well and tightly structured, Adele Ferguson’s reporting revealed what can happen to small businesses targeted by the Australian Tax Office. Ferguson and her team showed how people caught in the ATO’s crosshairs have scant means to fight back and can be left with shattered lives.

The winning entry

'Mongrel Bunch of Bastards', Four Corners, 9 April 2018

'Blowing the whistle on the tax office’s 'cash grab', The Age, 9 April 2018


Highly Commended

Pat McGrath, Jeremy Story Carter & Clare Blumer of ABC News for their coverage of the Healthengine Scandal.


Other finalists

Sarah Danckert of The Age for 'ANZ's #Metoo Scandal: Tell Us About Your Rape'

Ben Schneiders & Royce Millar, The Sunday Age, for 'Sour Dough: Australia's High-End Restaurant Scandal'

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

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