WalkleyAward-winning reporter Adele Ferguson joined ABC as an investigative reporter and senior business commentator.
Ferguson, most recently a senior business writer and columnist for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, initiated major state and national inquiries, including a royal commission, instigated legislative changes and was a regular guest reporter on Four corners AND 7:30.
Her reporting on banking (“Banking Bad”) and life insurance (“Money for Nothing”) was instrumental in bringing the Hayne Royal Commission into Australian banks and financial institutions and earned her the Gold Walkley Award.
Other reports have exposed retirement villages ripping off retirees, lack of regulation in the multibillion-dollar cosmetic surgery industry, systemic wage fraud at 7-Eleven, wasteful Medicare, failing workers’ compensation schemes, and the extraordinary powers of the ATO.
Ferguson will now join the ABC Investigations team led by Sean Nicholls, write a regular business column for ABC News Online and appear regularly on 7:30.
Adele Ferguson said: “I am thrilled to be joining Australia’s largest investigative team. There has never been a more important time for investigative journalism to give a voice to the vulnerable and hold the powerful to account.”
ABC News Director Justin Stevens said, “We are so excited to have Adele Ferguson join the ABC News team. Adele is an incredible journalist whose brilliant and courageous public interest journalism has had a huge impact on our nation and people’s lives. Adele will play a key role across ABC’s digital and broadcast services as one of our most experienced reporters and commentators.