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Chris Woods

Freelance journalist

Chris Woods — Freelance journalist

Chris is a Melbourne-based freelance journalist focusing on politics, science and social affairs

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, dies at 76

Good morning, early birds. Aretha Franklin has died overnight at her home in Detroit. Plus, Australian filmmaker James Ricketson faces trial in Cambodia. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

What exactly is the NEG supposed do? And is it actually going to achieve it?

What exactly is the NEG supposed do? And is it actually going to achieve it?

The Coalition claims that the NEG will reduce emissions, make power more reliable, and save households money. The numbers paint a different picture.

NSW declares earliest total fire ban on record

NSW declares earliest total fire ban on record

Good morning, early birds. NSW declares its earliest fire ban on record after blazes across the state. Plus, The Greens propose an inquiry into Manus and Nauru. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

'Final solution' speech condemned

'Final solution' speech condemned

Good morning, early birds. Fraser Anning's call for a "final solution" on immigration is roundly condemned. Plus, the scrappy fight for the NEG continues. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Divisions emerge on euthanasia vote

Divisions emerge on euthanasia vote

Good morning, early birds. Warnings of divisions on euthanasia, despite Northern Territory support. Plus, The West Australian picks a fight with Opposition Leader Mike Nahan. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Turnbull chases NEG support

Turnbull chases NEG support

Good morning, early birds. NEG negotiations are underway as parliament resumes. Plus, a war veteran calls for a criminal investigation into Fairfax. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

NEG on the line at crucial COAG meeting

NEG on the line at crucial COAG meeting

Good morning, early birds. The future of the NEG is on the line at today's COAG meeting. Plus, yet another call for boycott of My Health Record. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Qantas and Virgin face protest over deportation

Qantas and Virgin face protest over deportation

Good morning, early birds. Qantas and Virgin face protests over immigration deportation. Plus, more support for breaking up the banks. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Why are Labor and the Coalition fighting over marine parks?

Why are Labor and the Coalition fighting over marine parks?

Like the depths of the parks themselves, the debate is murky. Luckily, Crikey is on the case.

Victoria issues demands on NEG

Victoria issues demands on NEG

Good morning, early birds. States issue more demands on the NEG as Turnbull scrambles. Plus, ANZ faces severe criticism from former vice president. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.