The June Andrews Award for Industrial Relations Reporting


The June Andrews Awards for Industrial Relations Reporting is an all-media award recognising outstanding journalism which 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 need not be designated Industrial Relations reporters. The winner is chosen on the basis of journalistic excellence.

Entrants may submit one piece of journalism or a body of work comprising up to three related pieces of journalism, published or broadcast in any medium from April 27, 2022  to April 26, 2023.

2022 Winners

André Dao, Michael Green and Sherry Huang, The Monthly, “On the Chain

“’On the chain’ is a forensic investigation into the reality of some of the most vulnerable in Australian society. Through unprecedented access and dogged research, the journalists elevated previously unheard voices of migrant meatworkers. The outcome was a fascinating and insightful essay exposing extreme overwork, exploitation and racism.”

 

André Dao is a writer, editor, and researcher. His debut novel, Anam, won the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.


Michael Green is a Walkley Award–winning freelance print and audio journalist in Melbourne. He has produced two critically acclaimed narrative podcasts, The Messenger and The Wait, on the impact of Australia’s immigration policy.

 

Sherry Huang is an organiser and researcher at Migrant Workers Centre. She has worked on several major migrant workers’ campaigns and media outlet exposures.

2022 Finalists

2022 finalists were announced on May 26:

Read the full list of Mid-Year Celebration finalists hereWinners were announced at the Mid-Year Celebration of Journalism on June 15.


 

The June Andrews Awards for Industrial Relations Reporting is an all-media award recognising outstanding journalism which 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 need not be designated Industrial Relations reporters. The winner is chosen on the basis of journalistic excellence.

Entrants may submit one piece of journalism or a body of work comprising up to three related pieces of journalism, published or broadcast in any medium from April 27, 2021  to April 26, 2022.

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 members@meaa.org for further details or call 1300 656 513.

Judging criteria

The criteria used for judging include:

  • Originality (including newsworthiness)  and innovation
  • Research
  • Storytelling ability
  • Tangible public benefit
  • Accuracy and ethics
  • Excellent use of the medium/media

Judges will also consider the resources available in the preparation of the work.

Conditions of entry

Journalists working in all media are encouraged to apply and need not be designated Industrial Relations reporters. The winner is chosen on the basis of journalistic excellence.

Entrants may submit one piece of journalism or a body of work comprising up to three related pieces of journalism, published or broadcast in any medium from April 27, 2021 to April 26, 2022.  

Entrants must be Australian citizens or permanent Australian residents. To be eligible for entry, work must cover industrial relations and have been published, produced or broadcast in Australia.

All entrants must certify that the entry is their original work. Apart from standard sub-editorial/production treatment, submissions must adhere to the MEAA Code of Ethics in their preparation; undertake to abide by this Code of Ethics; and have complied with all copyright requirements.

Terms & Conditions
Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any further questions, please contact either:

Lauren Dixon
lauren.dixon@walkleys.com or 0413 212 890

Past June Andrews Award for Industrial Relations Reporting Winners