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Kirsten Drysdale — Reporter

Kirsten Drysdale

Reporter

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.

The sucker-punch that never landed

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.

The view from NQ: who gives a shit?

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?

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

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 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...

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

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.

The coal workers striking for the climate

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

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. 

How many Ooshies will the Ooshie-smooshers smoosh?

How many Ooshies will the Ooshie-smooshers smoosh?

Promising that Ooshies can be recycled has helped Woolworths make a lot of money off its latest child-bribery campaign. But what are the chances that they actually will be?

The sweet life: sugar's tumultuous history and the families who have ridden the wave

The sweet life: sugar's tumultuous history and the families who have ridden the wave

Sugar once fuelled the settlement of northern Queensland, but growing environmental and economic challenges are making it harder for farmers to get by.