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Max Chalmers

Freelance journalist

Crikey Worm: new revelations in Dastyari's China crisis

Crikey Worm: new revelations in Dastyari's China crisis

Good morning, early birds. Shanghai Sam's China connections have landed him in hot water ... again. And the leadership crisis in Kenya has become even more complicated. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Nats abandon Coalition to support bank probe

Crikey Worm: Nats abandon Coalition to support bank probe

Good morning, early birds. New allegations have emerged against former TV host Don Burke, and it looks like Australia could be getting that bank inquiry after all -- with or without the Prime Minister. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: former TV host accused of indecent assault

Crikey Worm: former TV host accused of indecent assault

Good morning, early birds. Former channel Nine star Don Burke has been accused of indecent assault and bullying. While we're still not sure who won the Queensland state election at the weekend, we're pretty sure we know who lost it. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: late poll tips a Palaszczuk re-election

Crikey Worm: late poll tips a Palaszczuk re-election

Good morning, early birds. Late polling indicates Queensland's Labor Party will be returned to government at tomorrow's state election, and Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a repatriation agreement for over 620,000 Rohingya refugees. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: white paper warns of a looming China

Crikey Worm: white paper warns of a looming China

Good morning, early birds. A new foreign policy white paper will recommend Australia forge closer ties with the US to mitigate a rising China, and an infamous war criminal has been sentenced at the Hague. It's the news you need to know with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Mugabe resigns

Crikey Worm: Mugabe resigns

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

Crikey Worm: Turnbull targets tax

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

Crikey Worm: Mugabe refuses to step down

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

Crikey Worm: holy war delayed until further notice

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

Crikey Worm: signs of consensus on Coalition marriage bill

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.