Best Radio News Report

Heidi Murphy

3AW's Heidi Murphy has won the 2012 Quill Award for Best Radio News Report.

Murphy's piece revealed a leaked report on the biggest survey of community attitudes around the road toll.

The report showed that 92 per cent of Victorians surveyed strongly agreed educating young drivers of safety risks should be the government's first priority.

There were no highly commended entries for this award. 

Judges' statement

Murphy made great use of her contacts, breaking a story on the results of the Baillieu Government’s major
road safety survey.  She dodged the government’s spin doctors and put pressure on the government to take action.

Murphy obtained the initial findings of the big public study of road safety concerns, which raised questions about the effectiveness of the TAC’s shock style ad campaign.

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