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Chris Woods

Morning reporter

Chris Woods — Morning reporter

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

NSW hopefuls prepare for final pitch to voters

NSW hopefuls prepare for final pitch to voters

Good morning, early birds. Candidates for the NSW state election are preparing for their final day of campaigning before tomorrow's state election, and PM Scott Morrison addresses claims he sort to exploit "anti-Muslim sentiment". It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Gladys Berejiklian beats out Michael Daley in final debate

Gladys Berejiklian beats out Michael Daley in final debate

Good morning, early birds. NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has come out ahead in her televised debate with Labor's Michael Daley, and Scott Morrison faces down twin controversies with Turkey and The Project. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Social media giants reject criticism over Christchurch footage

Social media giants reject criticism over Christchurch footage

Good morning, early birds. Online giants Facebook and YouTube have defended their platforms' responses to live-streamed footage of Friday's Christchurch shootings, and the Coalition unveils pre-election transport and jobs plans. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Scott Morrison to campaign for online hate speech regulation

Scott Morrison to campaign for online hate speech regulation

Good morning, early birds. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is planning a campaign to address violent online hate speech, and a suspect is in custody in the Netherlands following a tram shooting that left three dead. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Christchurch shooter emailed 'manifesto' to office of Prime Minister

Christchurch shooter emailed 'manifesto' to office of Prime Minister

Good morning, early birds. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirms that her office received the "manifesto" of the Christchurch mosque shooter, and the Greens push to have MP Fraser Anning expelled from parliament following his response to the tragedy. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

School Strike for Climate founder nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

School Strike for Climate founder nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Good morning, early birds. School Strike for Climate founder Greta Thunberg has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and documents reveal NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian shelved plans for sweeping environmental reform when she came to power. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Fire and floods: the impacts of climate change in 2018

Fire and floods: the impacts of climate change in 2018

2018 was a year of extreme weather events world-wide — and as the fourth hottest year on record how does climate change fit into the picture?

Climate change is a threat to national security. How is the military preparing for the fight?

Climate change is a threat to national security. How is the military preparing for the fight?

The Australian Defence Force will be inordinately affected by future humanitarian crises and military conflicts resulting from climate change. How it acts today will prove crucial.

UK Parliament rejects 'no deal' Brexit by slim margin

UK Parliament rejects 'no deal' Brexit by slim margin

Good morning, early birds. UK parliament has narrowly voted to bar a "no deal" Brexit outcome "under any circumstances", and Home Affairs is set to conduct an audit of internal processes following the Paladin controversy. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Theresa May suffers fresh Brexit defeat

Theresa May suffers fresh Brexit defeat

Good morning, early birds. Theresa May has suffered yet another resounding Brexit defeat, and the RBA warns of the growing financial impact of climate change. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.