Award-winning program – Judge’s comments

Kate’s Story – Life turned upside down
Shattered Lives – The tragedy and legacy of male suicide in rural and remote communities
“Tony’s entries showed us just how powerful the medium of radio is when it comes to telling great stories. His subject matter wasn’t easy – male suicide in rural Australia and also palliative care for children at Bear Cottage in Sydney – one of only two children’s hospices in Australia. His interviews were well researched and his lovely manner encouraged the subjects to reveal their story with a candour rarely heard on radio. He got to the heart of two very difficult issues and it was compelling listening. With a steady hand and a compassionate ear he allowed a mother to speak about the loss of her child through illness…and there wasn’t a dry eye in the judging room…Well done Tony, keep up the good work.”
Series – Living Outback, and In Search of a Good Death.
Archbishop’s Media Awards, Adelaide 2014