Max Chalmers

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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.

Crikey Worm: the rich get richer

January 22, 2018

Good morning, early birds. New data shows that the government's capital gains tax discount is, increasingly, a financial luxury only available to Australia's top earners. Plus, our last local hope for the 2018 Australian Open crashes out of the competition. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Flinders Street attack not terrorism

December 22, 2017 1

Good morning, early birds. Police have dismissed speculation that the perpetrator of yesterday's Flinders Street attack in Melbourne had any links to terrorist organisations. Plus, the UN has formally rebuked Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers, bringing you the final edition of Crikey Worm for 2017. But don't worry, he'll be back to deliver your morning dose of news and current affairs in January.

Crikey Worm: Trump scores a major win

December 21, 2017

Good morning, early birds. In the US, Republicans have squeezed major corporate tax cuts through Congress. Plus, NRL star Jarryd Hayne denies a rape allegation. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Police fight to keep NSW gun documents secret after Adler debate

December 20, 2017 13

NSW public servants are attempting to keep a lid on documents about classification of the Adler A-110 shotgun.

Crikey Worm: Nats in a flap

Crikey Worm: Nats in a flap

December 20, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The Nationals draw media attention for the wrong reasons again. Adam Bandt calls the government review of climate change policies a ‘travesty’. Plus, good news for an Australian man on drug charges in Bali. It’s the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers. NATS GO BATS We regret to inform you that the […]

Crikey Worm: Brandis likely to go in cabinet reshuffle

December 19, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister is expected to announce a cabinet reshuffle today, sending George Brandis off to the Old Dart. Plus, Australia has dominated England in Perth to claim the Ashes. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Libs fight back

December 18, 2017

Good morning, early birds. There are a couple of pieces of very good news for the Turnbull government this morning (though it's not all roses). Plus, sexual harassment allegations at Melbourne City Council. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chamlers.

Crikey Worm: Rupert carves up 21st Century Fox

December 15, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Murdoch elder Rupert has approved a massive sell-off of 21st Century Fox assets. Plus, remember when we were told slashing penalty rates would boost employment figures? Turns out, not so much. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: all eyes on Bennelong

December 14, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The torturous Bennelong byelection campaign comes to a close -- and there is much at stake. Plus, the government invokes the spectre of tertiary education cuts. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.