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Max Chalmers

Freelance journalist

Crikey Worm: the rich get richer

Crikey Worm: the rich get richer

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

Crikey Worm: Flinders Street attack not terrorism

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

Crikey Worm: Trump scores a major win

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

Police fight to keep NSW gun documents secret after Adler debate

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

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

Crikey Worm: Brandis likely to go in cabinet reshuffle

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

Crikey Worm: Libs fight back

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

Crikey Worm: Rupert carves up 21st Century Fox

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

Crikey Worm: all eyes on Bennelong

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.

Crikey Worm: government slashes environment spending

Crikey Worm: government slashes environment spending

Good morning, early birds. Government funding for environmental projects will soon fall to just 60% of the amount spent in 2013-14. Plus, former prime minister Julia Gillard has a warning for the government. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.