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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

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Crikey Quiz: who said it, Prime Minister Paul Keating or Vice-President Selina Meyer?

January 19, 2018 7

One is an ambitious, foul-mouthed former leader of Australia renowned for his acid tongue. The other is an ambitious, foul-mouthed fictional former leader of the United States, renowned for her acid tongue.

Crikey Worm: jobs boom in 2017

January 19, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. Employment growth ballooned in 2017, and a new biopsy test promises to detect early-stage cancerous tumours long before they turn deadly. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Keneally nominates for Dasher’s Senate seat

January 18, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Former state premier turned Sky News commentator Kristina Keneally has put her hand up to take Dasher's Senate seat. Plus, Papua New Guinea turns up the heat on Australia. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

It ain’t easy (or ethical) being green in Lancaster, California

January 17, 2018 3

Lancaster, California, has set the benchmark for aggressive, business-focused, non-partisan emissions reduction. But not everyone is happy with the conservative Mayor's questionable methods of achieving it.

Crikey Worm: only a quarter of these NBN users will get top speeds

January 17, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Some 75% of NBN customers using fibre-to-the-node technology will not be able to access the internet at top speeds. Plus, a former Aboriginal affairs minister has criticised the government for its handling of last year's Uluru Statement. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

What does it take to turn a city green?

January 16, 2018 2

The Republican mayor of Lancaster, California, is showing that it’s possible for a city to thrive amid the Green revolution, even if it takes some light fascism.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull, Shorten refuse to change the date

January 16, 2018 2

Good morning, early birds. The two major parties have rebuffed the Greens' campaign to change the date of Australia Day. Plus, a new report suggests sluggish wage growth will entrench inequality. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: NDIS flaws force 15-month hospital stay

January 15, 2018

Good morning, early birds. A woman has spent 15 months in hospital due to bureaucratic inefficiency. Plus, the Greens announce a nationwide campaign to change the date of Australia Day. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Family violence spike with cashless welfare rollout

January 12, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Communities in Western Australia have witnessed an increase in domestic violence incidents since the introduction of a controversial new welfare-management scheme. Plus, the Prime Minister responds to the suicide death of a cyberbullied teen from the Northern Territory. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The Crikey pocket guide to Australia’s fringe-dwelling far-right groups

January 11, 2018 6

Please "enjoy" part one of our catalogue of  the fractious, pitiful and scary parties of the far right in Australia.