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David Hardaker — Reporter

David Hardaker

Reporter

David has an extensive career as a journalist and broadcaster, primarily at the ABC where he worked on flagship programs such as Four Corners, The 7.30 Report, Foreign Correspondent, AM and PM. He spent eight years reporting in the Middle East and can speak Arabic.

The stark reality of modern slavery in Australia

The stark reality of modern slavery in Australia

Slavery exists in Australia in 2019, and the laws to prevent it are being systematically eroded.

Migrant workers are overworked, intimidated and even killed on Australian farms

Migrant workers are overworked, intimidated and even killed on Australian farms

Australia's supermarket duopoly sits at the head of a production chain that holds labourers in slave-like conditions, putting them at risk of serious injury or death.

Forget boat people, 'refugees' arriving at airports are gaming the system on a grand scale

Forget boat people, 'refugees' arriving at airports are gaming the system on a grand scale

While politicians and the media focus on people arriving by boat, asylum seekers are entering the country by plane in massive numbers — and the system can't keep up.

Winning the hearts, minds (and pockets) of doctors

Winning the hearts, minds (and pockets) of doctors

If Novo Nordisk is to fulfil the potential of its anti-obesity drug Saxenda, it needs more doctors to have a new understanding of how obesity really works. And to prescribe. Again and again.

The commercial bet on obesity designed to ‘create the market’

The commercial bet on obesity designed to ‘create the market’

The race to find a pharmacological way to combat obesity is on — and in addition to financial pressures, it has proven devilishly difficult to make an obesity drug that is effective, safe and works at scale, across a population.

Is obesity a 'disease'? And, if it is, who wins?

Is obesity a 'disease'? And, if it is, who wins?

Getting doctors and medical bodies to classify obesity as a 'disease' would be a huge win for pharmaceutical companies. Here's how they're trying to do just that.

Obesity, politics, money and a company called Novo Nordisk

Obesity, politics, money and a company called Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk wants to change the way Australians think about obesity. And if it is successful, it could make a killing.