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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.

Professor Peter Ridd

The price we pay for the martyrdom of Peter Ridd

The Peter Ridd circus rolls on and on — and we're all footing the bill.

Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne (Image: AAP/AP/Rick Rycroft)

Rising tensions with China stoke conflict fears, business risks and a need for new markets

If it comes to a trade war China holds all the aces — Australian industry and government have been shockingly slow to secure essential resources.

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Defence spending keeps Canberra and US in step, with or without Trump

Foreign Minister Marise Payne wouldn't be drawn by her US counterpart on China, but Australia is still very much in step with the Americans when it comes to military spending. Just ask our former defence ministers.

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

Cruising for a bruising: hundreds join Ruby Princess class action

More than 800 people have already registered interest in joining a class action over the Ruby Princess coronavirus debacle.

Governor-General David Hurley (Image: AAP/Tracey Nearmy)

Why are women under-represented in the Order of Australia awards?

An Order of Australia award is a career accelerant for many recipients. So why are so few women given the opportunity?

(Image: AAP/Paul Miller)

Why is the Order of Australia ignoring Indigenous Australians?

The Council of the Order of Australia is meant to reflect the makeup of Australian culture. So why has it been years since there's been any Indigenous representation?

Cardinal George Pell (Image: AAP/David Crosling)

A guide to how (and when) the governor-general terminates an Order of Australia honour

The governor-general has enormous scope for stripping Order of Australia honours. So when should he? And perhaps more importantly, why hasn't he?

Professor Jenny Hocking has been successful in her bid to have dozens of letters between the Queen and Sir John Kerr before Gough Whitlam's dismissal released (Image: AAP/Peter Rae)

Palace letters show just how much the Queen knew about the Dismissal

More than 200 letters between former governor-general Sir John Kerr and Queen Elizabeth II, released today after a long legal fight, reveal just how much Buckingham Palace knew about Gough Whitlam's dismissal before it happened.

(Image: Unified Security/Facebook)

Foreign ownership and cut corners: hotel quarantine debacle leaves security firms with big questions to answer

The disastrous handling of Melbourne's hotel quarantine effort has put security firms firmly in the spotlight.

(Image: AAP/Scott Barbour)

Inside the messy world of the security firms at the heart of Victoria's COVID-19 crisis

Daniel Andrews' government has been very aware of the security industry's dodgy behaviour for at least five years.

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