Friday 23rd of March I attended the 2011 Quill Awards for excellence in Victorian Journalism and came away with a new level of respect for journalism whilst listening to the nominations for numerous awards.
I now have a greater appreciation for the work of a journalist as I listened to examples where good journalistic research exposes issues that need to be exposed.
One of the many highlights during the night was when 3AW and the Herald Sunâ€™s Neil Mitchell agreed to sit down with me for a chat where he shared his thoughts on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDS)
I was able to also congratulate him for being the winner of the 2011 Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award.
As a humble blogger feeling pretty stoked at this point another guru, Derryn Hinch also agreed to be interviewed on the same topic, the NDS
There was definitely support for the NDIS from Neil and Darryn, and if you know these guys, they call it as I see it.