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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

NSW energy minister slams federal party

NSW energy minister slams federal party

Good morning, early birds. The NSW energy minister has called the Coalition's approach to energy and climate policy "out of touch", and ICAC raids Labor offices over party donations and fundraising. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Highs and lows: Australia's year in energy policy left a lot to be desired

Highs and lows: Australia's year in energy policy left a lot to be desired

The NEG died and Adani didn't. Crikey reviews 2018 in energy policy.

Coalition to counter falling polls with tax cuts, spending

Coalition to counter falling polls with tax cuts, spending

Good morning, early birds. The government is set to announce a $10 billion tax cuts and spending package in the lead up to next year's federal election, while Labor plans to strengthen the Fair Work Commission's equity powers for female-dominated industries. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Labor set to raise refugee intake

Labor set to raise refugee intake

Good morning, early birds. Labor is set to announce its immigration election policy, including a lifting of Australia's refugee intake, and the Coalition expects a massive surplus in its budget projections. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Morrison's anti-corruption body lands with a thud

Morrison's anti-corruption body lands with a thud

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition's proposed anti-corruption body has been met with scepticism by crossbenchers, and a report recommends a massive overhaul of employment services. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

May stares down no-confidence vote

May stares down no-confidence vote

Good morning, early birds. Voting has closed in the no-confidence motion against UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and the Morrison government is set to release the long-awaited Ruddock review into religious freedom. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Health, population and space take the stage at COAG

Health, population and space take the stage at COAG

Good morning, early birds. Adelaide is set to be announced as the home of Australia's space agency, and aviation transport workers lobby federal Labor to assist in Qantas stoush. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Shorten to end temporary protection visas

Shorten to end temporary protection visas

Good morning, early birds. Bill Shorten would end temporary protection visas and fast-track citizenship for Australia's "legacy caseload" asylum seekers if elected, and Theresa May faces yet more Brexit hurdles. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Australia faces class actions for 'crimes against humanity' on Manus and Nauru

Australia faces class actions for 'crimes against humanity' on Manus and Nauru

One day after the government filibustered proposed changes to medical transfers from Nauru, human rights lawyers have filed two class action suits alleging "torture", "persecution" and "other inhumane acts".

Victoria set to reject

Victoria set to reject "flawed" Gonski 2.0

Good morning, early birds. Victoria won't sign up to the government's "flawed" Gonski 2.0 school funding plan, the ACCC calls for a regulatory body to check online giants like Google and Facebook, and a coalition of "oil allies" move to weaken UN consensus on climate change. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.