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Kirsten Drysdale — Reporter

Kirsten Drysdale


Kirsten started her journalistic career in Brisbane producing video and text content for museums and exhibitions. From there she made her way to TV where she wrote, produced and presented, starting on the ABC’s Hungry Beast in 2009, followed by stints at SBS’ The Feed, various Chaser productions including The Hamster Wheel, Media Circus, The Chaser’s Election Desk, and most notably six seasons of consumer affairs program The Checkout. In addition to her television work, Kirsten produced and hosted Radio National consumer psychology podcast Talking Shop and authored a book I Built No Schools in Kenya.

BREAKING: outrageous story proves to be less so on closer inspection

Don’t get mad online — that’s just what they want you to do.

Private health industry definitely doesn't need a review, says private health industry

The private health lobby says there are too many government inquiries these days. And it's got a great big list to prove it.

Nationals Member for Dawson George Christensen during Question Time in the House Of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, August 16, 2018. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

The sucker-punch that never landed

Journalists were trying to land a story about George Christensen's travel for months. As soon as they did, it was framed as a beat-up. Inq takes a look behind the scenes.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (second from right) and MP's Phillip Thompson and George Christensen meet with harvesting contractor Gary Stockham  on a Burdekin sugar cane farm in Giru, 54km south-east of Townsville, Queensland, Thursday, August 8, 2019. (AAP Image/Cameron Laird) NO ARCHIVING

The view from NQ: who gives a shit?

The George Christensen travel saga made big waves 'down south'. But how do the people in his north Queensland electorate feel about it?

When is an investigation not an investigation?

Talking to George Christensen about his travel saga was like trying to cross a semantic minefield. Here's some more of what Inq gleaned when he called us on his wedding night...

The AFP sniffs a security risk, the tabloids sniff a story

When the George Christensen travel story first broke, there was a lot we didn’t know. It's now clear that story started well before the headlines...

George calls on his wedding night to set the record straight(ish)

George Christensen calls Inq on his wedding night to address what he has called a 'vile and hateful' smear campaign against him. But key questions remain unanswered...

<em>Betoota Advocate</em> editors Charles Single and Archer Hamilton (Image: <em>The Betoota Advocate</em>/Facebook)

Betoota’s ‘bread and butter’: unlabelled sponsored posts

The Betoota Advocate loves to take the piss out of influencers, but it's also happy to take part in the sponsored content game.

Bruce Lawrence (left) and Caleb Davis and daughter Leleana (right) at the Newcastle Climate Strike (Image: Callan Lawrence)

The coal workers striking for the climate

These men and women know better than anyone the economic gift that coal has been. They also understand the environmental cost.

US-style pharma marketing hits Australian shores

The American maker of a gynaecological surgical device is directly targeting Australian women, with a celebrity-doctor-endorsed online campaign which appears to flaunt advertising laws.