Young Journalist of the Year Awards
Overall Young Australian Journalist of the Year
Paul Farrell is a reporter at the ABC’s flagship current affairs program 7.30. He’s worked on major international investigations including the Panama Papers and HSBC Swiss tax files, and broken major Australian stories including the sale of Medicare cards on the dark web and the Commonwealth Bank’s loss of 19.8m account records.
The Walkley Advisory Board, represented by Kate McClymont, Claire Harvey, Jonny Richards and Angelos Frangopoulos, said of the overall winner: “Paul Farrell’s remarkable release of the Nauru Files produced shockwaves that are still reverberating in Australia and around the world. It is the essence of great journalism. We were also impressed by the innovative presentation of the leaked reports. A very deserving winner.”