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The June Andrews Award for Industrial Relations Reporting is an all-media award recognising outstanding journalism that captures the importance of a robust industrial relations ecosystem for Australian workers and businesses, as well as its complexities.

The award seeks to elevate the importance of industrial relations coverage and to encourage it further.

Journalists working in all media are encouraged to apply and do not have to be designated Industrial Relations reporters.

Entries may be a single piece or a body of work of up to three pieces. All forms of media are accepted. All entries must have been published or broadcast and available in Australia, between April 27, 2023 and April 15, 2024.

Each entry to the Mid-Year Celebration of Journalism is judged on how well it responds to:

  • the category description; and
  • judging criteria.

For more information on how judging works, including the judging criteria, please refer to the FAQs.

Your entry must comply with the Terms & Conditions.


2024 winner: Ewin Hannan, The Australian, ‘CSL’s secret plan to cut pay, sack staff’ (‘“Industrial bastardry”: CSL’s secret plan to cut pay, sack staff’, ‘Unions tell super funds to drop CSL’, ‘Directors at CSL “must quit Reserve”)’

Entry fee

Entry is free for members of MEAA. The cost of entering the award for non-members is $50 including GST.  Inquiries about MEAA membership please contact for further details or call 1300 656 513.

Entry support

If you have any further questions, please contact:

Margie Smithurst, Senior Manager, Walkley Awards and Mid-Year Celebration of Journalism:

Past June Andrews Award for Industrial Relations Reporting Winners

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