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Anna Verney is a Walkley Award winning journalist and writer. She has been published by The Guardian (Australia & UK), The Monthly, The Diplomat, Island, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Canberra Times, among others. 


In 2023, she won the Walkley Foundation's June Andrews Award for Arts Journalism. She is currently a finalist in the 2023 Walkley Awards for Long Feature Writing. She was previously the recipient of the Janet O'Connor Scholarship in writing at the University of Sydney. 


She has practised as a human rights lawyer. In particular, she has worked on legal and policy reforms to better protect child and adult survivors of sexual assault, including as a senior lawyer at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse investigating abuse in the Catholic Church.  

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