Tune in to SBS for coverage of this year’s awards. Updates to follow.
UPDATE. The prize for social equity journalism (!!!) goes to Hedley Thomas. Well, it should have; instead it’s been won by Frank Moorhouse for some essay about how we “can’t say things or know things” in the Age of Really Evil Conservative Governments. Thomas wins a print prize for Haneef coverage.
UPDATE II. It sounds as though only 30 or so people are present. Audience isn’t miked up at all.
UPDATE III. My pal Paul Toohey robbed!
UPDATE IV. Because the crowd can’t be heard, every single presenter gag seems to be getting no laughs at all – not even polite giggles.
UPDATE V. Well done, Walkley organisers! They’ve posted the winners before the delayed telecast has run even 30 minutes.
UPDATE VI. Cathy Wilcox’s winning cartoon was direct and fun; according to judges, however, it had “the power to chill”.
UPDATE VII. To hell with this. I’m falling asleep here.