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Minchin, Liz

Occupation
Journalist and Print Journalist

Summary

Liz Minchin is a multi-award-winning journalist, whose news-breaking coverage of climate change for The Age newspaper has been cited worldwide, including by the BBC, The New York Times and Time magazine. In 2007, Liz won the national prize for best environmental reporting at the United Nations Association of Australia's World Environment Day awards. She has interviewed world leaders on climate change, including Nobel Peace Prize winners Dr Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and former Soviet leader and Green Cross International founder Mikhail Gorbachev. In 2004, Liz and two colleagues won a Walkley award for best newspaper feature and in 2006 she and Age colleague Royce Millar won a Melbourne Press Club Quill award for an investigative series exposing secret cash donations to local politicians. Liz is currently co-writing a book with scientist Dr Donna Green on the big picture solutions to Australia's climate change challenge, which is due for release in 2009.

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Events

c. 1990 -
Career in journalism active
2004
Walkley Award (Print) - Newspaper Feature Writing, 'Young Latham', The Age, with Malcolm Schmidtke & Gay Alcorn

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.walkleys.com/winners/database.html.

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