Speakers Profile - Craig Reucassel

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Craig Reucassel is an Australian writer and comedian who is best known for his work with The Chaser and for going through your bins on The War on Waste.

Craig and some friends started The Chaser newspaper, which led to a number of ABC TV Chaser programs including The Election Chaser, CNNNN, The Chaser�s War on Everything, Yes We Canberra, The Hamster Wheel. Craig's other TV credits include The Unbelievable Truth, Balls Of Steel, The Chaser's Media Circus and The Chaser's Election Desk and the satirical consumer affairs show The Checkout.

Craig has hosted two series of the award-winning War on Waste documentary and is currently making a third. He has also hosted climate change documentaries Fight for Planet A and Big Weather. In 2020 he directed the movie Big Deal, which looked into the issue of money in politics in Australia.

Craig was born in South Africa but moved to Australia at a young age. He attended Bowral Public School and Bowral High School, but despite this never became a famous cricketer. He then attended the University of Sydney, and graduated with honours in Bachelor of Economics (Social Science) and Bachelor of Laws.

At some point he also co-hosted the triple j shows Today Today, Bloody Sunday and The Race Race with fellow Chaser Chris Taylor. He has performed in David Williamson�s Jack of Hearts and Tim Firth's Neville's Island at The Ensemble.

Craig is married with three children. He has a cat and a dog that could do with a walk if you have any time.