Max Chalmers

Freelance journalist

March, 2018

Crikey Worm: NSW, Vic join child abuse redress scheme

, Mar 09, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Victoria and New South Sales sign on to the federal redress scheme for institutional child sexual abuse. Plus, a former immigration detainee is nominated for the Stella Prize. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: nerve agent used in attempted assassination

, Mar 08, 2018

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Good morning, early birds. The attempted murder of a Russian spy draws eerie comparisons to Alexander Litvinenko. Plus, Daniel Andrews' Victorian government is sitting pretty in the polls, and would likely be returned in an election. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Former NSW Greens MP takes party to court amid preselection row

, Mar 07, 2018

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A former NSW state Greens MP and chief of staff to Richard di Natale intends to bring a legal action against her own party.

Crikey Worm: Aussie gun lobby’s accidental windfall

, Mar 07, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Laws designed to diminish the role of guns in Australian society seem to have backfired. Plus, is North Korea's "strongman" leader really considering giving up his nuclear arsenal? It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Eurosceptic parties win big in Italy

, Mar 06, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Italian elections have delivered a hung parliament, with either a group of populist insurgents or a coalition of far-right extremists to form government. Plus, US trade negotiations intensify. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull loses 28th consecutive Newspoll

, Mar 05, 2018

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Good morning, early birds. Latest Newspoll confirms, whatever Turnbull's selling, the public isn't buying it. Plus, Australia prepares for (trade) war over Donald Trump's surprise metal tariffs. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Woolies whistleblowers hit the slot

, Feb 28, 2018

Good morning, early birds. An internal Woolworths document shows how staff encourage pokie machine use. Plus, texts from the disgraced head of Border Force to his girlfriend have emerged. It's the news you need to know with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Border Force boss’ future in doubt

, Feb 27, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Attorney-General Christian Porter will decide what to do with Australia's absent Border Force chief. Plus, internal fighting plagues the Nationals. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Dutton’s department leaves vital medical positions vacant

, Feb 26, 2018

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The resignation of Dr John Brayley, the Surgeon General and CMO of the Australian Border Force, has closed a vital channel of advocacy for refugees. Four months later, the position is still empty.

Crikey Worm: Michael McCormack set to replace Joyce

, Feb 26, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Michael McCormack has emerged from the weekend as the only contender in the race to replace Barnaby Joyce as Nationals leader. Plus, Pauline Hanson has indicated One Nation senators will oppose the government's proposed corporate tax cut. It's the news you need to know with Max Chalmers.