Journalist To Receive Wallace Award
17 June 2002
The well-known political commentator and journalist, Jane Clifton, has been given a Wallace Award by the Electoral Commission for the most significant contribution to the public understanding of electoral matters by a print journalist for a series of articles in the NZ Listener.
The award is among three Wallace Awards announced today by the Electoral Commission.
The award for the best paper or thesis by a tertiary student went to Amy Annan of Otago University for her paper, Regulating the Use of Money in the Electoral Process. An Evaluation of the New Zealand Approach, as part of the LLB Honours programme at the university’s Faculty of Law.
The award for best book on electoral matters was given to six academics, Jack Vowles, Peter Aimer, Jeffrey Karp, Susan Banducci, Raymond Miller and Ann Sullivan for Proportional Representation on Trial. The New Zealand General Election and the Fate of MMP, published by Auckland University Press.
The annual awards are named after the independent agency’s inaugural President, Sir John Wallace, who also chaired the 1985—86 Royal Commission on the Electoral System.