Accomplished ABC television journalist Liz Jackson died in her sleep on Wednesday while on holiday in Greece with her partner, Martin Butler. She was 67.
According to The Guardian, Jackson was one of Australia’s most acclaimed journalists, famous for her “elegant presence, authoritative voice and dogged reporting” with great expertise in world affairs and politics.
For her work, Jackson won nine Walkley awards, including the gold in 2006, and four Logie awards. Her colleagues have called her work influential.
The Australian journalist retired in 2013, and in 2014 she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Jackson did a documentary on her story fighting the disease called In a Sense of Self. She presented the brave documentary, exposing the effects of her illness; it won her a last Walkley award in 2017.