2021 Quills: Reporting on Multicultural Affairs, sponsored by the Victorian Government

Bang Xiao, Jarrod Fankhauser, Steven Viney of ABC News have won the 2021 Quill for Reporting on Multicultural Affairs, sponsored by the Victorian Government.

The award carries a $3,000 prize and is supported by the Victorian Government.

Judges' citation

The winning entry - exploring wage theft through a migration lens - skilfully highlights the lives of those who have borne the brunt of systemic racism and exploitation in Australia during and long before the pandemic began. Tapping into three years of community research, the reporting is highly accessible while successfully conveying the gravity of the issue. The story, translated into multiple languages, also successfully uses the ‘scrollytelling’ format in a highly engaging way.

The winning entry

Bang Xiao, Jarrod Fankhauser, Steven Viney, ABC News, 'Hidden In Plain Sight'

Highly commended

Sumeyya Ilanbey and Melissa Cunningham, The Age, 'How coronavirus closed in on the City of Hume'

Other finalists

Christopher Hopkins and Margaret Simons, The Guardian, '"We Thought we were Australian"'


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

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