2009

Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year 2009

Gary Hughes
The Australian
Gary Hughes

Congratulations to Gary Hughes of The Australian, winner of the 2009 Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award.

Gary won the coveted award for his first-person account of how he and his wife survived the Black Saturday bushfires.

Winning Entry 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Bruce Petty
The Age

Bruce Petty's cartoons have been described as “doodle-bombs” .... as the victory dance of a fly escaped from the ink pot. As journalist Martin Flanagan once observed, Bruce Petty “re-invented the world as a vast scribbly machine with interlocking cogs and levers that connected people in wholly logical but unlikely ways.”

For the best part of half a century, not only has Bruce’s pen irreverently depicted society and politics, he’s also helped to define Australian political life.

In the video below, which was shown at the 2009 Quill Awards Dinner, Late Night Live host Phillip Adams, and fellow cartoonists Bill Leak and John Spooner pay tribute to Bruce Petty.

Below is Bruce Petty's Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech.

Best Feature in Print

Cameron Stewart & Corrie Perkin
The Australian
Corrie Perkin and Cameron Stewart

Best News Report in Print

Richard Baker, Philip Dorling & Nick McKenzie
The Age
Richard Baker

Best Radio Current Affairs Report

Neil Mitchell
3AW
Neil Mitchell
Winning Entry 

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Best TV Current Affairs Report

Quentin McDermott, Sarah Curnow, Alec Cullen, Caro Meldrum-Hanna
Four Corners, ABC
Quentin McDermott and Sarah Curnow

View the winning entry, Two Days in Hell.

Best Radio News Report

Jane Cowan
ABC Radio
Jane Cowan

 

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