John and Pauline Gandel have been long-standing advocates and supporters of programs that strengthen our communities and help build a more cohesive and inclusive society. They strongly believe that having a healthy and successful multicultural society is vitally important for all citizens and for ensuring a thriving Australia.
Gandel Foundation is acutely aware of the importance of media in shaping the views and attitudes in the community related to multicultural affairs, and also of the critical value that the multicultural media outlets provide in connecting with their own communities and keeping them informed – especially in times of public emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was therefore no surprise that Gandel Foundation joined the Melbourne Press Club to partner on the 2023 Quill Award for Reporting on Multicultural Affairs and Media.
Out of the four finalists in the category, the selection panel – which included Graham Goldsmith AO, the Deputy Chairman of Gandel Foundation – chose the ABC News team as the winner for their reporting on the “So-called ‘African gangs’ and the election” issue. The reporters Achol Arok and Daniel Ziffer (pictured) from ABC News won the 2023 Gandel Foundation Quill Award for Multicultural Reporting.