Rick Morton - On Money
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About The Event
Money is one of the most fraught subjects; it raises powerful emotions in all of us. Too much money often corrupts people - too little can make people feel desperate.
Growing up in rural Queensland, journalist Rick Morton has known poverty from the inside. Now he isn't poor, but his spending habits and attitude to money are still informed by growing up without it. In On Money, Morton examines the meaning of money and exposes the lie behind the government's mantra: have a go, get a go.
The On Series is a collection of little books by leading thinkers talking about big ideas.
Rick is joined in-conversation by Bridie Jabour.
This FREE event takes place on Zoom. The Zoom meeting details form part of your ticket, emailed to you after registration.
You can also pre-order copies of On Money for instore pickup or posted to you anywhere Australia wide!
About the Book
“If you grew up poor you need to read this, and if you didn’t you need to read this. It left me in tears.” - Rosie Waterland
About the Author
Rick Morton is an award-winning journalist and the author of One Hundred Years of Dirt (MUP, 2018). Dirt is part family memoir, part book of essays about growing up on the outside in Australia. Rick is currently the 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.
About the Moderator
Bridie Jabour is opinion editor at Guardian Australia. She has previously worked as a journalist for NewsCorp and Fairfax, where she has reported on social affairs, politics and regional issues. She has worked in the Canberra press gallery and was a reporter for Brisbane Times after starting her career at the Gold Coast Bulletin in Queensland. Bridie writes commentary on feminism, inequality and pop culture, and appears regularly on The Drum, Triple J and ABC Radio Sydney. She is the author of the novel The Way Things Should Be.
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