Best Radio Current Affairs Report

Charlotte King
ABC Radio

ABC Radio's Charlotte King has won the 2012 Quill Award for Best Radio Current Affairs Report.

King's report for AM investigated drug usage in regional centres and how an outlaw motorcycle gang recruited young people to push drugs.

No stories received a highly commended mention in this category.

Judges' statement

King convinced a young woman recovering from a drug habit to tell her story revealing the ignorance of
regional teenagers to the dangers of drugs.

Her compelling piece told of links to bikie gangs and a speedy descent into drug hell.

Her story exposed a serious drug problem in regional Victoria linked to organised crime.  She followed up her contacts and used great initiative, drawing attention to a problem normally associated with big cities.

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