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Crikey Worm: US splits with UNESCO, claiming ‘anti-Israel bias’

October 13, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The US has announced it's leaving the UN's heritage agency, and Australians' private health insurance system is getting a facelift. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: scorned solicitor-general returns to haunt the government

October 12, 2017 2 Comments

Good morning, early birds. A familiar face returns to haunt the government at the High Court, and One Nation relegates Queensland's LNP to preference purgatory after a kerfuffle in Western Australia. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: ignorance is bliss for five of ‘citizenship seven’

October 11, 2017 1 Comment

Good morning, early birds. The Solicitor-General pleads ignorance to the High Court on behalf of senators and MPs found to be dual citizens, and Julie Bishop refuses to take a stand on marriage equality. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Abbott believes in climate change, says it’s probably good though

October 10, 2017

Erstwhile prime minister and globetrotting guest lecturer Tony Abbott has extolled the benefits of climate change at a gathering of "climate sceptics". Plus, the government has admitted a national security contractor was hacked last year. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Coalition slumps in regional Oz, and Frydenberg argues against a CET

October 9, 2017 1 Comment

Good morning, early birds. Yet more bad news for PM Malcolm Turnbull this morning as Newspoll indicates huge losses for his government's two-party preferred in regional Australia. And the Productivity Commission's report into the best way to distribute the GST is set to land. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Surveillance laws agreed to by COAG

October 6, 2017

Members of the government have lashed out at broadcaster Alan Jones, and COAG says yes to surveillance. It's the news you need to know.

Crikey Worm: Privacy concerns over Turnbull’s new security measures

October 5, 2017

PM Malcolm Turnbull will take his tough new security measures to COAG, and US police interview Las Vegas shooter's Australian girlfriend. It's the news you need to know.

Mean Greens fighting machine: Lee Rhiannon faces preselection insurgency

October 4, 2017 9 Comments

If Lee Rhiannon is able to retain her spot on the Greens' Senate ticket, the result will be broadly interpreted as a severe rebuke of Richard Di Natale’s leadership and pave the way for an awkward federal campaign.

What will happen with gun control under a Trump presidency?

October 3, 2017 30 Comments

The simple fact is that the current administration is one of the most pro-gun Washington regimes in recent history.

Crikey Worm: mass murder in Las Vegas, marriage equality numbers due today

October 3, 2017

Almost 60 people have been killed in a mass shooting Las Vegas, and marriage equality won't change family law in Australia. It's the news you need to know, by Max Chalmers.