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Max Chalmers

Freelance journalist

Crikey Worm: NYC killer radicalised in the US

Crikey Worm: NYC killer radicalised in the US

Good morning, early birds. Police reveal more details about the man who killed eight people in a terror attack in lower Manhattan, and another one bites the dust in the ongoing citizenship saga. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Manus at boiling point

Crikey Worm: Manus at boiling point

Good morning, early birds. Tensions mount on Manus Island as asylum seekers refuse to leave the detention centre, and yet another senator has been identified as a potential dual citizen. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Trump advisers charged with money-laundering, tax evasion

Crikey Worm: Trump advisers charged with money-laundering, tax evasion

Good morning, early birds. Three of US President Donald Trump's campaign officials have been charged by the FBI, and cricketer Chris Gayle has won his defamation case against Fairfax Media. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Is Scullion really ending his 'racist’ welfare program?

Is Scullion really ending his 'racist’ welfare program?

If reports are anything to go by, Nigel Scullion's sudden promotion to leader of the Nationals isn't the only big change coming for him.

Crikey Worm: Palaszczuk calls an early election

Crikey Worm: Palaszczuk calls an early election

Good morning, early birds. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called the state election early, and the Citizenship Seven drama has stranded the federal government in unknown political waters. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: crunch time for the Citizenship Seven

Crikey Worm: crunch time for the Citizenship Seven

Good morning, early birds. The postal survey, the AWU raid, the dual-citizenship scandal -- it all comes to a head for the Coalition. Plus, the government has knocked back a proposal to establish a permanent Indigenous advisory body to parliament. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Cash staffer resigns following union raid blowback

Crikey Worm: Cash staffer resigns following union raid blowback

Good morning, early birds. As expected, Monday's raid on Bill Shorten's old union has blown up in the government's face, with at least one casualty so far. And a damning report on the state of aged care facilities in Australia has led the government to promise tighter checks on nursing homes. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Shorten's union raided

Crikey Worm: Shorten's union raided

Good morning, early birds. The offices of Bill Shorten's old stomping ground have been raided by the Australian Federal Police, and the Productivity Commission has delivered a report arguing for the re-introduction of a carbon price. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Rudd joins the NBN blame game

Crikey Worm: Rudd joins the NBN blame game

Good morning, early birds. Kevin Rudd has hit back at the government's blame-shifting for the NBN debacle, and Australian refugee lawyers fight to keep the Manus Island detention centre open. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: NBN routed

Crikey Worm: NBN routed

Good morning, early birds. NBN CEO Bill Morrow has warned the company will struggle to ever make a profit (as it is required to do), and New South Wales and Victoria top the states' economic scorecard. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.