Portrait of Richard Ackland

Richard Ackland

Richard Ackland is a journalist, editor and solicitor with a track record of more than 30 years in journalism and publishing.

Richard’s early career was spent in the print media, specialising in finance. He was Canberra correspondent for the Australian Financial Review in the 70s. He went on to host ‘Late Night Live’ on ABC Radio National and later still hosted the network’s breakfast program ‘Daybreak’. In 1999 Richard won a Gold Walkley for his work as writer and presenter of ABC TV’s ‘Media Watch’, exposing the underbelly of commercial radio in a story that came to be known as the ‘Cash for Comments’ story.

Richard founded Law Press of Australia, which publishes the respected journals Justinian and the Gazette of Law and Journalism. He has been admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and has degrees in Economics and Law.

Richard’s image courtesy the Sydney Institute.