29th Quills: Grant Hattam Quill for Investigative Journalism sponsored by HWT

Nick McKenzie and Chris Masters of The Age have won the Grant Hattam Quill for Investigative Journalism for their Ben Roberts-Smith Investigations.


Judges’ citation

This entry is the culmination of six years of fearless reporting by Nick McKenzie and Chris Masters. They overcame a code of silence to uncover war crimes, they were resolute in the face of threats and intimidation, and they put their reputations on the line in a high-stakes defamation trial in which they were ultimately vindicated. This is investigative journalism at its finest.


Highly Commended

Stephen Drill and Jason Edwards, Network News/Sunday Herald Sun, “Narcos: On the frontline”

Charlotte Grieve and Amelia Adams, The Age, “Sole Destroying



Charlotte Grieve, The Age, “Detention secrets

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