Nine news was stripped of three Clarion Awards presented in 2021, as a result of Press Walkley also withdrawing accolades, for a story about Dr Andrew Laming who was an MP at the time of the report.
But Laming sued Nine for falsehoods in the story which led to Nine apologizing and settling the case.
“The Board of the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance has decided to collect three Clarion awards given for its coverage of Dr Andrew Laming in March 2021,” MEAA, which organizes the Queensland Journalism Awards, said in a statement.
“The three awards were for: TV Interview, TV News and Journalist of the Year. No substitute prizes will be awarded.
“The MEAA board acted on the advice of a group of journalist members.
“The action follows the decision of the Press Walkley collect an award for the same topic in November of last year.
“MEAA has taken steps to inform stakeholders affected by this decision of the outcome of the review process.”