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Comedian Tom Ballard sits down with politicians, activists, thinkers and comedians to try to talk, laugh, cry and argue about politics. You will learn things and get fired up and hear some swearing. Enjoy.
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May 25, 2020

Rick Morton is an award-winning journalist and writer. He reported on Social Affairs for The Australian for years and is now the Senior Reporter for The Saturday Paper. His memoir 100 Years Of Dirt - about surviving his poverty- and trauma-ridden childhood - has been a critical and commercial success.

Here I ask Rick about issues he's been writing about of late - the conspiracy theories that have thrived amid COVID-19 and the new aged-care "Uber app" that's been given a multi-million dollar government contract - as well as his broader approach to journalism, the realities of poverty, how class works in Australia and the privatisation of the welfare state.

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Rick’s writing for The Saturday Paper

ARTICLE: How COVID-19 energised conspiracy theorists

ARTICLE: A fraction too much friction (on Scott Morrison's approach to the truth) 

ARTICLE: Exclusive: Gov’s $5.8m aged-care app offers ‘no duty of care’

Rick's articles for The Australian

Rick's speech The Power of Money

ARTICLE: Rick Morton found writing his memoir painful enough. Then he had to read it aloud

Cause of the Week: Brotherhood of St. Laurence (bsl.org.au)

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