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Quentin Dempster

The New Daily
Contributing editor; Walkley Trustee

Quentin Dempster is contributing editor at The New Daily. He is chairman of the Walkley Foundation, a role he took on after serving two stints in recent years as chairman of the Walkley Advisory Board which judges the annual Walkley awards for excellence in Australian journalism. For 30 years Quentin was a presenter, interviewer and reporter for ABC television current affairs working for the 7.30 Report in NSW and Queensland, the national 7.30 Report7.30 NSW and Stateline. He was staff-elected director on the ABC Board from 1992 to 1996. In 1992 he was awarded an Order of Australia for services to journalism and current affairs. He 2002 he was awarded a Walkley for Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism. As a television journalist he covered for local and national ABC networks both the Fitzgerald (Queensland) and Wood (NSW) royal commissions into police and political corruption. Before joining the ABC he was chief political reporter and columnist for Brisbane’s afternoon Telegraph newspaper. He started in journalism as a cadet on the regional daily, The Maryborough Chronicle. He is the author of three books:  Honest Cops (1992), Whistleblowers (1997) and Death Struggle (2000).

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Saturday, August 26