Geoff Wilkinson of the Herald Sun was the winner of the 2010 Melbourne Press Club Lifetime Achievement Award.
Wilkinson was honoured with the award for a 40-year career that has included outstanding crime reporting, analysis of Victoria’s justice system and for being a key player in establishing the Crimestoppers program in Victoria while he was Victoria Police’s first media director.
Geoff Wilkinson's acceptance speech at the Quill Awards dinner
Veteran crime reporter John Silvester was Guest Speaker at the Quill Awards dinner. He spoke about the changing nature of crime reporting, and ended by paying tribute to his mate – this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner Geoff Wilkinson.
John Silvester speaking on crime reporting & Geoff Wilkinson