Speakers Profile - Liam Bartlett

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Liam Bartlett is an award winning journalist who began his career more than 20 years ago with Channel Nine in Perth.

Backed by a Degree in Economics and later a Churchill Fellowship, Liam has enjoyed a highly successful multi-media career.

He launched STW 9's Lateline programme, hosted the ABC's 7.30 Report, and later joined the Nine Network's A Current Affair in Melbourne.

In 1996, he returned to Perth to host Radio 6PR's afternoon show and 12 months later he was awarded Best Current Affairs Commentator in Australia.

Of his appointment to Australia's most successful current affairs programme, Liam said: "This is a dream come true for every journalist. Personally, it is an enormous opportunity for me and a privileged offer".

In the last year, Liam has excelled on the program and has reported on a number of stories including a heart-warming look at "The Stump Club": a group of Meningoccoccal survivors who have lost a limb or digit to solving one of the great Australian mystery stories.

More than 60 years ago, three Japanese midget subs made a daring wartime raid on Sydney - two were captured but the third disappeared, seemingly forever. Liam revealed how a knockabout group of scuba divers from Sydney's northern beaches found the missing sub.