Max Chalmers

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Crikey Worm: formal harassment complaint lodged against Joyce

February 23, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Barnaby Joyce now faces a formal sexual harassment complaint. Plus, tent mould in the Nauru detention centre could be grounds for a lawsuit against the Australian government. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Barnaby says rent-free apartment not a ‘palace’

February 22, 2018 4

Good morning, early birds. Barnaby Joyce has given Farifax the first exclusive peek of his rent-free Armidale apartment (much to the chagrin of the News Corp tabloids). Plus, Adani has pushed back a self-imposed deadline to fund its controversial coal project. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: China to dominate Turnbull’s US trip

February 21, 2018

Good morning, early birds. China's international expansion program will be high on the agenda when Malcolm Turnbull meets with US officials. Plus, Australia is rocked by two sports doping scandals. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: COAG meets to discuss compensation for child abuse survivors

February 9, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG) meets today to discuss, inter alia, compensation for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. Plus, is it even possible to "tonify" one's kidney essence? The TPA comes under fire for allegedly loose labelling practices on vitamin products. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Brandis’ parting shots

February 8, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. Ladies and gentlemen, George Brandis has left the building (but not before throwing a little shade at both sides). Plus, Germany finally gets a stable government, more than four months after going to the polls. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: big four hit by sharemarket slump

February 7, 2018

Good morning, early birds. A sharemarket slump has renewed calls for the government to drop the Keating-era "Four Pillars" policy. Plus, a British court has scuppered Julian Assange's bid for freedom. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: tax wars

February 6, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Businesses and unions go head to head over corporate tax cuts. Plus, Trump's bloviating creates unusual bedfellows. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: ASIC attacks

January 25, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) goes on the offensive against Australia's big banks. Plus, Frank Lowy's top-secret investigation into Qatar. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: zombie trade agreement exhumed

January 24, 2018

Good morning early birds. Like the indomitable villain in a teen slasher film, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is back. Plus, a best actress Oscar nod for Australian Margot Robbie. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Frydenberg v Kelly on electric cars

January 23, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition falls to in-fighting over electric cars, and the US government shutdown is resolved. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.