Rick Morton

Rick Morton is an award-winning journalist and the author of three non-fiction books. His latest, My Year of Living Vulnerably, was launched in March, 2021. He is also the author of One Hundred Years of Dirt and the extended essay On Money. Rick is also a Senior Reporter for The Saturday Paper.

Originally from Queensland, Rick worked in Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne and Canberra as the social affairs writer for The Australian with a particular focus on social policy including the National Disability Insurance Scheme, aged care, the welfare system, religion and employment services.

Rick is the winner of the 2013 Kennedy Award for Young Journalist of the Year and the 2017 Kennedy Award for Outstanding Columnist. He appears regularly on television, radio and panels discussing politics, the media, writing and social policy.

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