Congratulations to Chris Mitchell, editor of The Australian who has won
an award from the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association for journalism that promotes their interests:
In congratulating Chris Mitchell, APPEA’s Chief Executive Belinda Robinson observed that “over the past twelve months The Australian‘s in-depth coverage of a range of public policy issues affecting Australia’s upstream oil and gas industry has been of a consistently high standard. The reporting has been thoughtful, balanced, analytical, well researched and a big effort was made to ensure that all facets of the issue were presented.”
Several correspondents at The Australian including Michael Stutchbury, Lenore Taylor, Matt Chambers, Cath Hart and Matthew Warren, were judged to have significantly contributed to this very high standard of journalism.
The Australian did not report on their 2008 victory in RealClimate’s prestigious award for Most consistently wrong media outlet, but the APPEA award generated this headline: Editor-in-chief Chris Mitchell wins top award.
The APPEA Environment Award went to Woodside Energy, not for doing anything to conserve or improve the environment, but for research that
demonstrated that the effects of oil and gas appraisal activity on the surrounding environment, even in sensitive areas, are much lower with quicker recovery rates than previously thought.