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Liam Bartlett

Liam Bartlett
60 Minutes reporter, award winning broadcaster, journalist, columnist, MC/ facilitator/ speaker.

A Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia and one of Perth's highest profile journalists and public broadcasters, Liam has spent more than 22 years working in the media. Previous positions include hosting the state-based 7.30 Report on ABC TV, news anchor at STW Channel Nine in Perth and reporting duties for the Nine Network's Melbourne bureau of 'A Current Affair'. From 1999 to early 2006 Liam hosted the flagship morning current affairs program on 720 ABC Perth and statewide through the ABC's regional network.

In April 2006, Liam accepted an offer from Radio 6PR, Perth to move to commercial radio as host of their morning current affairs program. Liam had only been at 6PR a few months when he was headhunted by Channel Nine for one of the most sought after positions in Australian TV journalism as a 60 Minutes reporter. Since the program's inception over 20 years ago there have only been a total of 11 reporters with 60 Minutes, including leading presenters such as George Negus, Jana Wendt, Ray Martin, Ian Leslie and Richard Carlton. It was following the untimely death of Richard Carlton that Liam was approached to join the prestigious 60 Minutes team.

Before his move to 60 Minutes Liam was also well known to newspaper readers throughout W.A., writing a weekly column for the Sunday Times for the past seven years.

Along the way, his exposes' and disclosures have been responsible for the removal of disgraced public officials and the instigation of various parliamentary and departmental enquiries in the areas of Health, Emergency Services, Public Sector Standards and Treasury. Liam's reportage has also seen an ombudsman sacked, a 30 year suspect finally named as a murderer in the Coroner's Court, and a Minister lose her portfolio only two weeks into the job. During his first assignment in Lebanon for 60 Minutes Liam, and his camera crew, had to dive for cover as an incoming Israeli rocket exploded in the next street as Liam was interviewing locals caught up in the hostilities.

Liam has also experienced life on the inside of the democratic process, being the only independent candidate in W.A. elected to attend the historic Constitutional Convention in Canberra.

In 2001, Liam was awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to study investigative journalism techniques and trends in major media organisations around the world. The subsequent do