2021 Quills: Regional and Rural Journalism

Dale Webster of The Regional has won the 2021 Regional and Rural Journalism Quill.

Judges' citation

Dale Webster's expose was highly relevant to the bush, well written and researched and incorporated powerful graphics. It busted layer upon layer of myths being perpetuated by the banking sector. It also blew the whistle on errors in official data that have been published by the government unchecked for decades.

The winning entry

''Big Four' banks casting a dangerous shadow', The Regional

'Why I spent a year counting every bank in regional Australia', The Regional

'What anyone making a submission to Australia’s latest regional banking inquiry should know first', The Regional

Highly commended

Charmayne Allison and Catherine Grey, Shepparton News, 'Beyond the Addiction'

Other finalists

Emma Field, Andy Burns and Charlotte King, ABC Gippsland, Countryhour and News, 'Petfood investigation reveals dodgy racehorse burials'

Harrison Tippet, The Geelong Advertiser, 'Out in the Cold'


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

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