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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.

Nothing to hide? Then why is Carnival dodging questions about the Ruby Princess?

Nothing to hide? Then why is Carnival dodging questions about the Ruby Princess?

The owners of the Ruby Princess refuse to answer key questions about the ship's role in hastening the spread of COVID-19 in Australia.

Ruby Princess fiasco: how inadequate rules helped fuel a pandemic

Ruby Princess fiasco: how inadequate rules helped fuel a pandemic

The Ruby Princess is Australia's single-biggest source of coronavirus infections. Inq examines the rules that allowed it to dock in Sydney.

Cruise Watch: what happens if we don't stop the boats?

Cruise Watch: what happens if we don't stop the boats?

From infectious passengers to stand-offs between crews and governments, Australia is staring down a cruise line problem.

The conflicted interests of Bridget ‘Beretta’ McKenzie: Exhibits D and E

The conflicted interests of Bridget ‘Beretta’ McKenzie: Exhibits D and E

Was Bridget McKenzie's sports rorts scandal just a sign of how the Morrison government does business?

The conflicted interests of Bridget ‘Beretta’ McKenzie: Exhibits B and C

The conflicted interests of Bridget ‘Beretta’ McKenzie: Exhibits B and C

Senator McKenzie is far from the only politician to benefit from the generosity of special interest groups.

The conflicted interests of Bridget 'Beretta' McKenzie: Exhibit A

The conflicted interests of Bridget 'Beretta' McKenzie: Exhibit A

The sports rorts affair showed why we need a transparent government. Inq examines the case against then-sports minister Bridget McKenzie.

As the Ruby Princess debacle deepens, where is Ann Sherry when you need her?

As the Ruby Princess debacle deepens, where is Ann Sherry when you need her?

The (apparently former) chairman of the company that owns the Ruby Princess cruise ship has been conspicuously silent in recent weeks.

Ruby Princess debacle: just why were infected passengers allowed home?

Ruby Princess debacle: just why were infected passengers allowed home?

A harrowing story points to a potential spread of COVID-19 from the Ruby Princess cruise ship far beyond Australia's shores, with passengers heading on to a dozen different countries.

How the Ruby Princess possibly became the biggest single contributor to COVID-19 in Australia

How the Ruby Princess possibly became the biggest single contributor to COVID-19 in Australia

This is a monumental debacle that could have been easily avoided.

Carnival's corona-cruising: the Ruby Princess debacle is not an isolated case

Carnival's corona-cruising: the Ruby Princess debacle is not an isolated case

Will Carnival's history shed some light on the release of coronavirus patients from its beleaguered cruise ships?