Ms Belinda Hawkins (’76) has reported on national and international events for ABC TV and SBS TV for almost 30 years, filing from countries as diverse as Nigeria, Eritrea, Cuba, Germany and Russia. For the past thirteen years she has been a senior journalist with the ABC TV’s Australian Story programme. Her documentary work has been recognised with a raft of awards. Among them are two prestigious Walkley Awards, eight Quill awards including the Gold Quill, four New York Festival Medals and four United Nations Media Peace Awards. Her book, Every Parent's Nightmare (Allen and Unwin, 2013) about the Jock Palfreeman case was shortlisted in the Ned Kelly Awards and longlisted in the Walkley Awards. Belinda has a Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Melbourne. She started her working life as high school teacher in country Victoria. She attended Ruyton between 1971 and 1976. In her final year she was Dux of Humanities, Anderson House Captain and Editor of The Ruytonian.