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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, 7.30, Foreign Correspondent, AM and PM. He spent eight years reporting in the Middle East and can speak Arabic.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison. (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

What ScoMo means by 'transition': a quick guide to climate change spin

The prime minister's words promoting fossil fuels are loaded with meaning — they just don't mean what they say.

(Image: Mable, AAP)

The Mable model brings free market thinking to aged care — just in time for COVID

This controversial app risks putting the vulnerable in charge of the vulnerable. So why isn't News Corp writing about it?

Matthew Playfair (Left) and Lachlan Murdoch (Images: Playfair, Mable, AAP)

Revealed: the Liberal, Murdoch networks making millions delivering 'Uber for aged care'

An organisation appointed to provide a surge workforce for aged care facilities is backed by a powerful business network with connections to the Liberal Party and News Corp.

Attorney-General Christian Porter

It's official: Christian Porter confesses to appointing Liberal mates to AAT

More of the same at the AAT... but at least they're being honest about it

Communications Minister Paul Fletcher and ABC Chair Ita Buttrose (Images: AAP/Alex Murray, AAP/Lukas Coch)

Ita and the ABC: out with the old and in with the new

Even as the national broadcaster lets 200-plus journalists and producers go, it's busy hiring a younger, more agile — and cheaper — workforce.

Tony Abbott and Boris Johnson (Images: AAP/Joel Carrett, AP/Dennis Van Tine)

Why Boris loves Tony. The inside story of Abbott's trade job with the Poms

Inq looks at the connections between Abbott, Johnson and a number of prominent conservative figures and think tanks.

George Pell, Dyson Heydon, Bettina Arndt (Images: AAP/Supplied)

Order in Australia restored! Nothing to see as Bettina keeps gong, Heydon, Pell safe

The decision to reject moves to strip Bettina Arndt of her Order of Australia bodes well for the likes of George Pell and Dyson Heydon.

Meyassar Ablat and her husband, Dolkin (Image: Supplied)

'It's baffling to us': Uyghurs don't understand why their people need 're-education'

Families have gone three years without contact from their loved ones living in the region, while China denies allegations and spins stories about re-education centres.

Billionaire and anti-slavery campaigner Andrew Forrest has long been silent on the plight of the Uyghurs (Images: AAP/Supplied)

Andrew Forrest wants to end slavery. Does that apply to China and the Uyghurs?

China's human rights abuses against 1.5 million Uyghurs seems to be the one example of global slavery that mining billionaire Andrew Forrest doesn't want to talk about.

Students at the University of Melbourne protest a visit by Tony Abbott in 2014 (Image: AAP/Julian Smith)

The academic freedom of speech list. Feel free to argue with it

The IPA has leapt to the defence of controversial academic Peter Ridd. But what other causes on campus have gotten them fired up?

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