Blind Conscience

The Book


Margot O’Neill is a senior journalist who has been with ABC TV’s Lateline for many years. Two-time Walkley award-winner, she started out with The Age newspaper covering Australian politics in Canberra. She also covered US politics in Washington and worked at Four Corners before joining Lateline.

In 2005 she and other Lateline colleagues won the Human Rights television medal and the Walkley Investigative Journalism award for their program on Vivian Solon, an Australian citizen wrongfully deported to the Philippines.

She has also been awarded a UN Media Peace Award and has been nominated three times for a Logie.

Blind Conscience' is her first book. It won the National Human Rights Award for Best Non-Fiction 2009 and was short-listed for the inaugural John Button Prize.

Margot has been awarded the Donald McDonald ABC Reuters Journalism Institute Fellowship to Oxford University for 2010. She will be studying Climate Change and the media.



Blind Conscience

Margot O'Neill speaks about Blind Conscience