Charlotte King of ABC Radio has won the 2021 Radio Current Affairs Quill.
Relentless investigative work over more than two years by King exposed a decades-old scandal of abuse of children at Ballarat Orphanage that had been covered by by police, top government officials and senior ministers and the orphanage’s board. King’s reporting shed light on failures by the criminal justice system, and saw former state wards at last able to put their story on the public record.
The winning entry
Charlotte King, ABC Background Briefing and AM, 'The memo that erased a scandal'
Neil Mitchell, 3AW, 'The fall of Tim Smith'
Norman Hermant, ABC AM, 'Hidden Homeless'
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