Photos: Jack Banister, The Citizen; Grace Jennings-Edquist/Nathan Nankervis/Juliette Steen, ABC Life; Justin McManus, The Age
David Estcourt is an inaugural Michael Gordon fellow who works for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. With the help of the fellowship, David visited the Northern Territory's "bush courts" to speak to those on the ground, the lawyers defending those in trouble, and the officers of the court trying to find a way to provide justice in a place that, historically, has seen very little.
'A rough crossing: is justice being served in the Northern Territory?', The Age, 10 November 2019
Miki Perkins is the Social Affairs editor for The Age. Perkins and Age photographer Justin McManus were supported to produce a piece exploring the intergenerational trauma of Aboriginal deaths in custody and efforts to reduce the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in the prison system.
'How many times does one person have to be tested?', The Age, 28 July 2019
Grace Jennings-Edquist, a digital reporter for ABC Life, is an inaugural Michael Gordon Fellow. She was supported to produce "How our town says welcome", a series of positive stories about refugees settling in remote and regional Australia.
'What it's like being the first refugee from your community to move to Bendigo', ABC Life, 26 June 2019
'Some refugees have 'found their place' in regional towns but challenges remain', ABC Life, 29 June 2019
'Learn-to-drive programs give refugees independence and a world of possibilities', ABC Life, 03 July 2019
'What it's like for refugees trying to find work in regional Australia', ABC Life, 05 July 2019
Stephen Fitzpatrick is an inaugural Michael Gordon fellow. He is a former Indigenous affairs editor for The Australian. His essay in The Monthly follows the waves created by the Uluru Statement from the Heart in Australian politics and the movement for an Indigenous voice enshrined in the constitution.
'A fresh canvas for Indigenous poltiics', The Monthly, May 2019
Jack Banister is an inaugural Michael Gordon fellow. He is a journalist with The Citizen and a recent graduate of the University of Melbourne Masters of Journalism program. He is also the recipient of the 2019 Schiavon Cadetship.
'More than a game in the Tiwi Islands, footy helps heal a hurting community', The Citizen, 3 March 2019
'In Tiwi, the word for football is yiloga. There is no word for suicide', The Guardian, 3 March 2019