Before his career in media, Damien worked as a lawyer. Since jumping into journalism, he has won numerous awards, including the UN Media Peace Prize for Radio, the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Radio Award and the Victoria Law Foundation Legal Journalist of the Year Award.
His work on the Law Report has been twice nominated for the Walkley National Awards for Australian journalism. He has also been awarded a number of fellowships, including the Qantas-European Union Journalism Award (2004) and the ABC/Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism Fellowship at Oxford University (2012).
His additional work at the ABC includes reporting for ABC Radio Current Affairs, guest hosting the Sunday Extra program, and co-production of an Australian Story: ‘Suddenly One Summer’.
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