Best Business Story in any Medium
Adele Ferguson and Chris Vedelago of The Age won the Quill for Best Business Story in any Medium.
This story exposed fraudulent behaviour among a group of Commonwealth Bank financial planners that hurt many clients. It also revealed unacceptable delays by both the bank and ASIC in acting on complaints. The story triggered a senate inquiry in ASIC’s effectiveness as a corporate regulator.
Highly commended was Fiona Hudson of the Herald Sun.
Revelation of the details of the financial contract between the Victorian Government and the Grand Prix operators was an old fashioned scoop that demonstrated tenacious commitment to a long running story.