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Adele Ferguson has been senior business writer and columnist for the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. Prior to this, she was a senior commentator with the Australian. She has also worked at BRW Magazine as deputy editor and chief business commentator.

In 2019, her Banking Bad, an account of the royal commission into the banking and financial services industries, was shortlisted for the 2020 Indie Awards (Non-fiction) and won the Davitt Award for nonfiction crime book.

Sources include Pan Macmillan.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2019 longlisted Walkley Award Best Non-Fiction Book for Banking Bad
2019 recipient Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) For significant service to the print and broadcast media as a journalist and business commentator.
2016 winner Kennedy Awards Journalist of the Year

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Gina Rinehart : The Untold Story of the Richest Woman in the World Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2012 Z1869185 2012 single work biography 'Gina Rinehart is not just the richest person in Australia - and potentially soon to be the richest person in the world - she is the daughter of Lang Hancock, legendary arch-conservative, secessionist, mining millionaire and discoverer of the world's largest iron ore deposit in the Pilbara; and a member of a family known as much for its front-page legal stoushes as for its business acumen and toughness. With her reported wealth doubling in the last 12 months, Gina is beginning to flex the enormous power her wealth gives, buying large shareholdings in Channel 10 and Fairfax in moves that look set to give her and her controversial views a major influence in Australian life and public affairs outside of the resources sector. Set against the backdrop of a mining boom that will have the most profound effect on Australia over the next few decades, this is an extraordinary biography of Gina, the family she came from, and the wealth and power she wields, by award-winning journalist Adele Ferguson.' (Publisher's blurb)
2013 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
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