Walkleys end media awards sponsorship deal with fossil fuel giant Ampol

Exclusive: Walkley Foundation changes donation policy, saying it won’t accept support from companies that ‘offer no tangible benefit to humanity’

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The Walkley Foundation will not renew its major sponsorship deal with fossil fuel giant Ampol after changing its donation policy to sever ties with companies whose dealings “offer no tangible benefit to humanity”.

Ampol’s two-year platinum sponsorship is understood to be worth several hundred thousand dollars and was the top sponsorship tier funding the national Walkley journalism awards.

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