The Our Watch Award for excellence in reporting on violence against women and children improves the quality of reporting on by building awareness of gender inequality as a key driver of this violence.
Our Watch has been recognising and rewarding excellence in reporting on violence against women and children since 2015, initially through the Our Watch Awards which were administered by the Walkley Foundation. Since 2019 onwards the Our Watch Award has been presented as a part of the Walkley Mid-Year Celebration.
The 2023 Our Watch Award winner is Richard Willingham.
Richard has been ABC’s senior Victorian Political Reporter since 2017. He was previously a political reporter at The Age. As well as political reporting, Richard often works on investigative projects as well as being a regular political analyst on ABC digital and on ABC radio.