Melbourne Press Club

The Melbourne Press Club, commonly referred to as MPC, is a not-for-profit association of journalists in the city of Melbourne, Australia.[1]

The Melbourne Press Club provides awards in the State of Victoria for outstanding journalism, presenting the annual Quill Awards for Excellence in Victorian journalism.[2] MPC co-hosts the annual Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award, named after a celebrated Australian journalist. MPC also presents the annual Grant Hattam Award, in honour of the leading media lawyer who died suddenly in 1998 from cancer.

The MPC often holds lunches for the press to meet with high-profile political leaders, business leaders and figures relevant to significant public issues. The Journalism 2007 Conference was sponsored by MPC in 2007, and in 2007, Prime Minister John Howard made an address to the MPC regarding Australia's Climate Change Policy.[3][4]


  1. ^ Ricketson, Matthew (8 September 2007). "See-through news". Age. Melbourne: Fairfax. Retrieved 18 September 2007.
  2. ^ Age (2007). "Mark Forbes, Jakarta correspondent - Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards". Age. Fairfax. Archived from the original on 8 June 2003. Retrieved 18 September 2007.
  3. ^ ABC (2007). "Journalism 2007 Conference, hosted by the Melbourne Press Club - "A new transparency" by Paul Chadwick ABC Director Editorial Policies" (PDF). Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 18 September 2007.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ John Howard (2007). "Address to the Melbourne Press Club". Prime Minister of Australia. Retrieved 18 September 2007.

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