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MACA Media Awards 2018

The winners for the 2018 MACA Media Awards were announced at a ceremony on 15 October at the Australian Museum, Sydney.

This event was attended by 200 including finalists, members of media organisations, peak bodies, NSW Departments, community members and the Hon Tanya Davies, Minister for Ageing.

The ceremony was hosted by SBS Insight host and 2017 MACA Gold Award Winner Jenny Brockie.

The audience enjoyed a night of culture, music and celebration of the representation of positive ageing in the media.

The 2018 awards received over 100 nominations.

Winners include:

The 'Gold Award' was awarded to Ita Buttrose and Bianca Balzer for their TODAY Extra segment, which represented active ageing in a positive light.

Press release can be found here.

Watch our MACA 2018 Media Awards highlights here

More information

ReportAGE: Media guidelines for portraying people who are older

For further information, contact the MACA Secretariat.

The MACA is the official advisory body on ageing policy to the NSW Government. It provides advice to the Minister for Ageing on matters relating to ageing and older people.

Nominees and winners

2018 MACA Media Awards Winners from left to right Tarnya Sim from Feros Care; Jenny Brockie from the ABC; Bianca Balzar and Ita Buttrose from Today Extra; Kate Aubusson from the Sydney Morning Herald; and Monique Schafter from the ABC’s 7:30.

Kathryn Greiner, Chair of the MACA; Gold MACA Winners Bianca Balzar & Ita Buttrose; and Tanya Davies, Minister of Ageing.

Jasmine Timpano and Tracey Muir, winner of the ‘Images’ category.

Wendy Morgan, MACA Council Member; Christine Mattey, finalist from CatholicCare; and Alison Francis , Manager Ageing Team at NSW Department of Family and Community Services.

The 2018 MACA Media Awards

Robert Tickner, Co-chair of ‘Every Age Counts’, with MACA Media Awards attendees.

Pam Webster, Deputy Chair, NSW Carer’s Advisory Council; Joan Hughes, Chair of COTA NSW; and Helen McFarlane, Manager, NSW Department of Family and Community Services.

Denis Mamo, Australian Centre for Arts and Health; and Margret Meagher, MACA Council Member.

Peter Everett with MACA Council Members Professor Tracey McDonald and Stephen Teulan.

MACA members Valerie Pratt and David Pigott.

Drinks and canapés in the Australian Museum’s Long Hall.

Sydney Jazz Collective.

Gadigal Elder Uncle Charles Madden with attendees at the MACA Media Awards 2018.

Mitch Broughton, Producer and Anthony Hawwa, Senior Shooter and Producer at The Project.

Kate Dixon, Toni Ford and Elyse Rogers from NSW Department of Family and Community Services.

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Last updated: 30 Mar 2020