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Crikey Worm: Mugabe resigns

November 22, 2017 1 Comment

Good morning, early birds. Zimbabwe's long-time dictator has finally, formally resigned, and former immigration minister Philip Ruddock has been entrusted with reviewing religious protections in Australian law. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull targets tax

November 21, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister has indicated he plans to slash both personal income and corporate tax rates, and Indonesia's parliamentary Speaker is being investigated by the country's anti-corruption body. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Mugabe refuses to step down

November 20, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Zimbabwe's interminable dictator has refused to resign despite last week's military coup, and Australia could hit a 50% renewable energy target by 2030, with only "moderate growth" in the sector needed to achieve it. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: holy war delayed until further notice

November 17, 2017 1 Comment

Good morning, early birds. It looks like the parliamentary dust-up over protecting religious freedoms from the soon-to-be-reality of marriage equality will be delayed until the new year. Plus, a euthanasia bill has been narrowly defeated in the New South Wales upper house. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: signs of consensus on Coalition marriage bill

November 16, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Coalition MPs get their skates on after yesterday's historic marriage equality result, and an apparent coup has toppled Zimbabwe's elderly ruler Robert Mugabe. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Asia summit wraps up in controversy

November 15, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The US President has prematurely abandoned the East Asia Summit, and questions abound over who exactly will replace dual citizen Jacqui Lambie in the Senate. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull poll shock continues

November 14, 2017 1 Comment

Good morning, early birds. Jacqui Lambie's parliamentary career hangs in the balance, while Pauline Hanson's latest recruit has already (allegedly) defected. Plus, a massive earthquake in Iraq and Iran has killed hundreds. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Newspoll puts pressure on Turnbull

November 13, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The most recent Newspoll spells trouble for Malcolm Turnbull's future, and the Liberal-National Party in Queensland has backed One Nation. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Manus images released

November 10, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Islamic State loses its foothold in Syria, and Coalition conservatives hatch a plan to delay a marriage equality vote in parliament. Plus, activist group GetUp has released pictures and video from inside the Manus detention centre. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Ramifications of marriage survey campaigns will outlive this government

November 9, 2017 16 Comments

Yes or no, players on both sides of the marriage equality debate will have legacies reaching far beyond parliament's ultimate decision.