Andy Burns and Geoff Thompson of ABC 7.30 won the 2019 Grant Hattam Quill for 'Standing Tall'.
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.
'Standing Tall', ABC 7.30, 7 August 2019
Lisa Cox & Anne Davies, Guardian Australia, Angus Taylor and Josh Frydenberg investigation
Sashka Koloff & Nick McKenzie, ABC Four Corners, Interference
Nick McKenzie & Chris Masters, The Age/60 Minutes, War Crimes and Special Forces
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The Grant Hattam Quill for Investigative Journalism is supported by HWT.