June Andrews Award for Women’s Leadership in Media
For several years Melissa Davey has been Guardian Australia’s Melbourne Bureau Chief, also covering general and breaking news, child sexual abuse, family violence, medicine, social justice issues and Cardinal George Pell. She is currently authoring a book on the Pell trial, and the podcast series The Reckoning, which she collaborates on with David Marr and Miles Martignoni, won two New York Festival awards and was nominated for a Walkley.
“She revealed a systemic bias against women patients, which contributed to a failure to stop these abuses. The stories forced medical authorities to investigate and to suspend the doctor. Davey now leads sessions for doctors on the dangers of ignoring women’s health complaints.”