Max Chalmers

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Crikey Worm: would-be terrorist bungles attack in New York

December 12, 2017

Good morning, early birds. A 27-year-old man has botched a planned terror attack in New York City overnight. Plus, the Prime Minister goes on a year-end whirlwind media tour. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Dastyari scandal widens

December 11, 2017 2

Good morning, early birds. The Dastyari dilemma gets more complicated by the day -- and threatens to engulf more than just the Labor Party. Meanwhile, the government is refusing to release key data on Australia's emissions output. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: parliament says ‘yes’ to marriage equality

December 8, 2017

Good morning, early birds. A watershed moment in Australian history as the Australian Parliament finally passes marriage equality legislation. Plus, Channel Seven has begun legal action against former employee Amber Harrison. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Beijing weighs into the Dastyari scandal

December 7, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The Chinese Communist Party has tried to hose down fears in Australian Parliament about foreign donations and influence. Plus, Labor is on the cusp of victory in Queensland, and that's bad news for Adani. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Lee Rhiannon’s overthrow and the future of the Greens’ hard-left quasi-faction

December 6, 2017 23

Crikey speaks exclusively to outgoing Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon about her legacy, and where she's heading next.

Crikey Worm: dual-citizenship concerns for Labor’s David Feeney

December 6, 2017 4

Good morning, early birds. The dual-citizenship crisis hits home for Labor, and America's Russia probe digs deeper still. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Yemen’s ex-president gunned down

December 5, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The former leader of Yemen has been killed in a roadside attack after shifting his allegiance in the country's brutal civil war. Plus, Amazon finally launches in Oz. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: voters to Turnbull’s rescue

December 4, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The PM wins some respite as two new polls indicate voters would not look kindly upon yet another leadership spill, and the Opposition Leader has been caught up in the Sam Dastyari Chinese influence debacle. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: tortuous path to the bank royal commission

Crikey Worm: tortuous path to the bank royal commission

December 1, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister has finally buckled on his opposition to a banking royal commission, but at what cost? And Sam Dastyari has been saved (for now) by factional politics. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: we are one vote away from marriage equality

November 30, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Dean Smith's marriage equality bill made it through the Senate with nothing but net, and it looks set to do the same in the House. Plus, Donald Trump has endorsed the UK far right in a series of tweets. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.