Louise Milligan 


Louise Milligan is author of Witness, The Brutal Cost of Seeking Justice and Cardinal, The Rise and Fall of George Pell.

Her work in Cardinal led to Louise being a witness in the committal proceeding of Cardinal George Pell and that experience is documented in Witness, along with the accounts of complainants of sexual crimes who also became witnesses in trials.

As an investigative reporter with the ABC TV Four Corners program, Louise was finishing Witness as she began investigating complaints against politicians that resulted in her Four Corners stories Inside The Canberra Bubble and Bursting the Canberra Bubble

Louise has reported on the law and crime since the start of her career. Her Four Corners story about sexual assault complainant Saxon Mullins, I Am That Girl, also documented in Witness, led to reforms of NSW consent laws.

Both her books and her television reporting have won Louise many awards over the years, including three Walkleys, six Quill Awards, including the Gold Quill – the highest honour in Victorian journalism. Louise was also awarded the 2019 Press Freedom Medal.