Rick Morton
is The Saturday Paper’s senior reporter.

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News May 15, 2021

Refugee processing blitz

Refugees who have waited for years to have their cases for asylum heard are now being rushed through a new system that critics say erodes due process.

News May 08, 2021

McKinsey and the NDIA

While the government works to reform the disability insurance agency and restart welfare debt collections, management consultancy McKinsey has amassed significant influence.

News May 01, 2021

Film productions move to Australia

As the pandemic rages overseas, scores of major film and TV projects are moving production to Australia. But will this gold rush bring any lasting benefits to the local industry?

News April 24, 2021

Getting overseas students back

The struggling university sector will get no help from the Victorian government to set up quarantine facilities for international students, while similar plans in other states have also stalled.

News April 17, 2021

Covid-19 and its effects on the brain

A comprehensive study of more than 230,000 people by Oxford University researchers has linked neurological disorders, such as stroke and dementia, to Covid-19.

News April 17, 2021

The restructuring of the NDIS

A secret taskforce set up to cut costs and reduce access to the NDIS is the tip of the iceberg in a suite of plans to dramatically reshape the scheme.

News April 13, 2021

Exclusive: Documents leaked from secretive NDIS taskforce

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is looking to limit new applicants and the amount allocated to existing users to control a cost blowout.

News April 10, 2021

Robo-debt public servants now shaping the NDIS

As the government pushes for major changes to the NDIS, The Saturday Paper can reveal key figures in the scheme’s fraud and compliance division were also involved in the robo-debt fiasco.

News April 03, 2021

WhatsApp leak: ministers shut out of  NDIS redraft

State and territory disability ministers have been sidelined from plans to strip back the NDIS. The legislation will hand the federal minister ‘God powers’ over the scheme.

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