Age journalism recognised in mid-year Walkley Awards nominations
27th May 2022

Reporters from The Age have been named as finalists in the Walkley Foundation’s 2022 Mid-Year Celebration of Journalism.

Investigative journalist Adele Ferguson.Credit:Simon Schluter

Multiple award-winning business reporter Adele Ferguson, from The Age, and ABC 7:30’s Chris Gillett have been nominated for the June Andrews Award for Industrial Relations Reporting for their investigation into Australian construction giant CIMIC.

Nominated in the same category are The Age’s Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar for their series on workplace relations in private schools, which included the revelation that LGBTQ people who work at religious schools had no protection from anti-discrimination legislation.

Natassia Chrysanthos and David Leser are finalists for the Our Watch Award for their articles in Good Weekend “Sex, schoolkids and where it all goes wrong” and “‘What heartache or trauma could have been avoided?’: teen hook-up culture’s social fallout”

Senior reporter Chip Le Grand, meanwhile, is a finalist for the June Andrews Award for Arts Journalism, nominated for three articles, “Rogue Gallery: Tristian Koenig and the case of the missing artworks”, “Top global dealer among victims of art rogue” and “Twiggy steps in to help artist “fleeced” by gallery owner”.

“The Walkley nominations underline the depth and diversity of Age journalism, from business reporting to important social issues to the arts,” said editor of The Age Gay Alcorn.

June Andrews Award for Industrial Relations Reporting

Supported by MEAA

  • Andre Dao, Michael Green and Sherry Huang, The Monthly, Schwartz Media, “On the Chain”
  • Adele Ferguson and Chris Gillett, The Sydney Morning Herald, Nine and 7.30, ABC, “Humanitarian disaster’: Australian construction giant CIMIC in underpayment scandal” and “Hundreds of foreign workers left in limbo by Australia’s biggest construction company”
  • Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar, The Age, “Steph Lentz was sacked this year for being gay. It was perfectly legal”, “Religious schools in Victoria to lose the right to sack LGBTQ staff” and “Australia’s top private schools are growing richer and faster than ever”

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