Podcasts

Nance's podcast series ranging through politics, slices of life, and remarkable people.
A Middle Ground

A Middle Ground

The Griffith University podcast on politics, providing independent analysis of current events by Australia’s best political scientists and policy researchers.

Streets of Your Town

Streets of Your Town

The podcast series that takes listeners on an audio journey through theatre of the mind, highlighting a different slice of Australian life each episode.

Remarkable Tales

Remarkable Tales

A production of Griffith University that takes people around Australia and the world to find Griffith University researchers and graduates leading the way.

About Nance

Nance Haxton has proven her excellent reporting track record over more than 20 years—winning Australian journalism’s most prestigious honour—a Walkley Award—for the second time in 2012.

She has a passion for justice, and for bringing to light stories that need to be told.

Now as “The Wandering Journo”, Nance is hitting the road in her 1974 VW kombi Mildred for the next stage of her storytelling career. As a dual Walkley Award winner with 20 years experience reporting for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, you know she can be trusted with your story.

Highlights

“Reporting stories of significance that are being missed and giving people who don’t have access to the media a voice – is what I believe I am here on this earth to do. I want to expose truthful and insightful stories to a national and global audience.”
Blackbirding

Blackbirding

Australia's slave trade

New York Festivals Radio Awards silver and bronze trophies 2018

Woomera

Woomera

Detention Centre Riots

Walkley Award for Best Radio News Story in 2001

Disabilities

Disabilities

People with disabilities fight for justice

Walkley Award winner for Best Radio Current Affairs Story 2012

Straddie

Straddie

A new chapter for Stradbroke Island

New York Festivals Radio Awards bronze trophy

Award-winning stories

New York Festivals, Walkleys, Clarions
Awards

ABC Bundaberg Interview with Me on New York Festivals Awards

ABC Bundaberg presenter Scott Lamond interviews me about the silver and bronze trophy I won at the New York Festivals Radio Awards for my radio documentary on Blackbirding. My radio documentary reported on the calls for better recognition of what more than 60,000 Pacific Islanders went through when they were brought from their island homes to Australia to work in horrendous conditions on sugar farms.

Awards

Blackbirding

This radio documentary investigates a part of Australia's history that many Australians do not know about - and what many are now dubbing the country's secret slave trade. This story is about the ancestors of many modern day Australians. They were brought here against their will and forced to toil in the hot sun of a wide brown land far from home. They were more than 60,000 South Sea Islanders who in the latter half of the 19th century worked for a pittance on Queensland sugarcane and cotton farms. Winner of the New York Festivals Radio Awards silver and bronze trophies.

Awards

A New Chapter for Stradbroke Island

For generations Stradbroke Island's unspoilt sand dunes have made it a well-loved tourist destination. Those rolling dunes have also been the source of extensive sandmining operations under a range of mining companies since the 1940s. But that era is about to come to an end, causing a massive change to the local economy.

Awards

Boxing

This radio documentary investigates how two young men died after boxing matches in the space of five years in Queensland, raising questions about the safety of the sport. Queensland is the only state in Australia without formal regulations and legislation controlling combat sports such as boxing.

Awards

Logan’s Future

This radio documentary investigates the impact of reported "race riots" on the multicultural community of Logan in south-east Queensland.

Awards

Justice System Fails Disabled Victims of Sexual Abuse

This investigative radio documentary that Nance Haxton produced, reported and mixed on her own, won the Walkley Award for Best Radio News and Current Affairs Reporting in 2012. It was also awarded a highly commended in the Association of International Broadcasters Awards in London and the Australian Human Rights Commission’s 2012 Best Radio award for this investigation.

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