2019 Quills: The Grant Hattam Quill for Investigative Journalism

Andy Burns and Geoff Thompson of ABC 7.30 won the 2019 Grant Hattam Quill for 'Standing Tall'.

Judges' citation

In awarding this year’s Grant Hattam Quill for Investigative Journalism, the judges paid particular attention to fresh investigations. “Standing Tall” is an outstanding example of a very challenging investigation in the extremely sensitive and under-reported area of Indigenous affairs. Like all great investigative journalism, the stories of these women would not have been told without the brave and dogged reporting of ABC’s Andy Burns and Geoff Thompson. As a direct result of their reporting Wayne Muir has been charged with numerous offences against four women from 1979 to 2001.

Winning entry

'Standing Tall', ABC 7.30, 7 August 2019

Highly Commended

Lisa Cox & Anne Davies, Guardian Australia, Angus Taylor and Josh Frydenberg investigation

Other finalists

Sashka Koloff & Nick McKenzie, ABC Four Corners, Interference

Nick McKenzie & Chris Masters, The Age/60 Minutes, War Crimes and Special Forces

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

The Grant Hattam Quill for Investigative Journalism is supported by HWT.

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