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Buzzfeed Australia appoints Amy McQuire as Indigenous affairs reporter

Buzzfeed Australia has appointed Amy McQuire as Indigenous affairs reporter.

The announcement:

Amy McQuire will join the BuzzFeed Australia News team in early July.
A Darumbal woman from central Queensland, Amy McQuire has spent more than a decade covering Aboriginal Australia. Amy was previously Editor of both the National Indigenous Times and Tracker Magazine. She has reported for NITV News in the Canberra Press Gallery and has been published by New Matilda and Guardian Australia. Amy was most recently working at ABC Radio, and has been co-producing a long-running series focussed on wrongful arrest for her must-listen podcast Curtain.
Ben Smith, editor-in-chief, BuzzFeed News:  “Amy is an incredible reporter with a deep grasp of Australia’s Indigenous story and a uniquely keen eye for the global indigenous story, and so we are doubly thrilled she is joining us.”
Simon Crerar, Editor-in-Chief, BuzzFeed Australia: “We’re absolutely delighted that Amy McQuire is joining BuzzFeed News to cover the most important beat in Australia. I’m a long-time fan of Amy’s fearless reporting, most recently her ongoing work seeking justice for Ken Henry on the Curtain podcast. I’m enormously thrilled to have Amy furthering the work we’ve done in the Indigenous Affairs space, where there is so much reporting to do.”
Amy McQuire, BuzzFeed Australia’s new Indigenous Affairs Reporter: “Over the past couple of years I’ve seen how critical BuzzFeed’s Indigenous Affairs reporting has been in challenging silences and setting the agenda on issues affected First Nations people.
“But BuzzFeed hasn’t just reported on our issues, it has invested heavily in resourcing black voices, and supporting the work of Allan Clarke. This is a rarity in the current media landscape, even though we have a thriving black media and a burgeoning workforce. I’m incredibly excited to join an organisation that values the contribution Aboriginal journalists can make in a field where our voices are routinely sidelined.”
Source: Buzzfeed Australia
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