2008 – an appalling year for coverage of indigenous issues?

The writer of an essay in the Quarterly Essay which demonstrates his complete lack of understanding of both indigenous culture and Australian realities, and consistently fails to provide detail or relevant contextual information for the readers, has won an award.

From the QE website.

“QE 30 Last Drinks

The Impact of the Nothern Territory Intervention

By Paul Toohey

When Mal Brough and John Howard announced the Northern Territory intervention in mid-2007, they proclaimed a child abuse emergency. In this riveting piece of reportage and analysis, Paul Toohey unpicks the rhetoric of emergency and tracks progress.

Winner of the 2008 Walkley Award for Coverage of Indigenous Affairs.

Click here to read an extract. http://www.quarterlyessay.com/pdf/qePDF/QE30_WebExtract.pdf

ISBN 978-1-86395-159-3 – $15.95 – March 2008 “