Guardian Australia wins Quill award for investigation into concussion and the AFL

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Three Guardian Australia journalists person won the Grant Hattam Quill grant for investigative journalism astatine the Melbourne Press Club awards for their investigation into concussion and the AFL.

Melissa Davey, Stephanie Convery and Emma Kemp picked up the grant for their enactment connected “the gaping spread successful sport’s concussion policies” with judges describing it arsenic “exemplary investigative journalism”.

Judges called it a “consequential story” that “helped to trigger further inquiries and an apology from the AFL”.

Guardian unit were besides highly commended successful 4 different categories.

The Golden Quill grant went to Four Corners journalists Bridget Brennan, Brooke Fryer, Suzanne Dredge and Stephanie Zillman for “How galore more?”.

The programme was an probe into Australia’s murdered and missing Indigenous women, with judges praising the journalists for the “depth of probe and delicate storytelling”.

The programme besides won the Quill grant for excellence successful Indigenous affairs reporting.

Writer Sean Kelly won the Keith Dunstan Quill for commentary for his portion “Endings and Beginnings” connected the decease of Queen Elizabeth II, with his enactment called “moving, intelligent and heartfelt”.

The Guardian’s Jonathan Horn was highly commended successful the class for his commentary connected sporting controversies.

Paul Sakkal of the Age won the Quill for quality reporting successful writing, for his reporting connected the Ibac probe into Victorian premier Daniel Andrews.

The excellence successful science, aesculapian and wellness reporting Quill went to Pallavi Singhal, Nick O’Malley, Daniel Carter and Mark Stehle of the Age for their communicative “Silent Killer”, connected the subject and the implications of planetary warming.

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The Guardian’s Melissa Davey was highly commended successful the class for her bid Generation Vape.

The Quill for scoop of the twelvemonth went to Annika Smethurst and Paul Sakkal of the Age for their communicative “Victorian Liberals’ donor scandal”. The story, and its interaction connected the Victorian authorities election, led judges to recognise it arsenic the astir important scoop of the year.

The Guardian’s Noor M Ramazan and Christopher Hopkins were highly commended for the multicultural affairs and media Quill award, for their interactive essay, “A twelvemonth since fleeing Kabul: ‘Now my children tin turn up successful peace’”.

Hopkins was besides commended successful the Features Photograph class for his representation “Heaven is the spot wherever determination is nary harm”.

The Melbourne Press Club beingness accomplishment grant went to erstwhile ABC Melbourne vigor broadcaster Jon Faine.

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