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David Hardaker — Reporter

David Hardaker


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.

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Some justice is better than none: the case for litigation funding

While the government moves to restrict the activities of litigation funders, what alternative is there for the Davids who are taking on the Goliaths of the government or big business?

Pandering to the base leaves key facts by the wayside in class action battle

The government's media and business allies say there's been an 'explosion' in class action litigation. The numbers paint a very different picture.

Attorney-General Christian Porter. (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Revealed: how class action warrior Christian Porter fudges the facts to create a legal crisis

In a three-part series, Inq reveals the powerful friends of government pushing for class action reform.

A Falun Gong rally in Sydney on August 24, 2019. (Image: AAP/Jeremy Piper)

Morrison's China push feeds local QAnon theorists who say Satanists rule world

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's call for an investigation into China's handling of the coronavirus has provided fresh content for Australian conspiracy theorists.

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The Pell legacy IV: just who do cops, journalists and juries believe anymore?

If journalists are unable to apply a sceptical eye to extraordinary stories, then why would 12 citizens chosen at random from the street do any better?

Xi Jinping and Scott Morrison

Stop the bats — all the ways Australia and its allies are blaming China for COVID-19

Australian political and business leaders are at odds on how to blame — or acquit — China for its role in the spread of COVID-19.

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The Pell legacy III: the power and flaws in memories of things past

Disputed allegations of clerical abuse reveal how fraught the issue can be.

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The Pell legacy II: lessons for journalists, prosecutors and those trying to tell the story

Stories of abuse within the Catholic Church contain missing pieces — and unanswered questions.

Cardinal George Pell (Image: AAP/David Crosling)

The Pell legacy: lessons for cops, courts and all those who serve God and justice

Where does it leave the justice system if the highest court in the land says a jury isn't capable of working out what it should believe?

The Ruby Princess cruise ship off the coast of Sydney (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Doctor Knew-Much, Did-Little reveals fatal flaws in Ruby Princess' deathly arrival

The Ruby Princess inquiry is raising key questions about the independence of cruise ship doctors — is their duty to their patients, or to their employer?