Bernie Matthews
Bernie Matthews

Bernie Matthews

A convicted bank robber and prison escapee, Matthews became the first Australian ex-prisoner to be admitted into the Australian Journalist Association of the MEAA without tertiary qualification or conventional work experience in the journalism field in 1983. In 2004 he was short-listed for three journalism awards during the 2004 Queensland Media Awards. He won two of those awards. In 2006 Bernie Matthews graduated from the USQ with a Bachelor of Mass Communication majoring in journalism. He was convicted again in 2008 and has recently been released. 


APPEARING AT: The Criminal Journalist

WITH: Tim Watson-Munro

DATE: Saturday 7 September

TIME: 2.15-3.10

VENUE: Macquarie Room

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