Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery
Journalist of the Year

FEDERAL PARLIAMENTARY PRESS GALLERY JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery Journalists are invited to enter the 2017 Award for Press Gallery Journalist of the Year.

This prestigious Award aims to celebrate excellence in journalism by members of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery.

The winning journalist receives a $5000 cheque and his or her name inscribed on the honour board permanently displayed at the National Press Club of Australia.

The Award for Press Gallery Journalist of the Year is unique as it is restricted to members of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery.

The Award is proudly supported by Westpac.

 

 



Winner of the 2017 Federal Parliamentary
Press Gallery Journalist of the Year

Annika Smethurst from News Corporation has won the 2017 Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery Journalist of the Year Award!
The award was presented at the Mid-Winter Ball at Parliament House, in front of the Press Gallery and many leading politicians.

Annika Smethurst with Lyn Cobley, Chief Executive, Westpac Institutional Bank

 

The judges commented that “Annika’s entry stood out in a record field of candidates who all submitted work of the highest quality.

Annika’s revelations about then Health Minister Sussan Ley’s Gold Coast travel demonstrated quality tabloid journalism at its best and most effective:  a big scoop, followed by relentless and detailed follow-up reporting in the face of institutional resistance.

Her dogged pursuit of the story resulted in a Cabinet minister resigning and the Prime Minister ordering a sweeping overhaul of the parliamentary entitlements system.

Annika is a worthy winner of the Press Gallery’s highest accolade.”

 


FEDERAL PARLIAMENTARY PRESS GALLERY JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR WINNERS

2002 Matt PriceThe Australian
2003 Tony WalkerAustralian Financial Review
2004 Laura TingleAustralian Financial Review
2005 Paul DaleyThe Bulletin
2006Mark RileySeven Network
2007Lenore TaylorAustralian Financial Review
2008Katharine MurphyThe Age
2009Lyndal CurtisABC Radio
2010Nicola BerkovicThe Australian
2011Matt MoranNetwork Ten
2012Phillip CooreySydney Morning Herald
2013Phillip CooreySydney Morning Herald
2014Lenore TaylorThe Guardian Australia
2015Nick Butterly and Andrew ProbynThe West Australian
2016Andrew ProbynThe West Australian
2017Annika SmethurstNews Corporation