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Chris Woods — Reporter

Chris Woods

Reporter

Chris began their career in journalism at Long Island newspaper The Statesman in 2013. They spent the next five years freelancing for The Saturday Paper, Junkee, Pedestrian.TV and Brisbane startup blog The Tech Street Journal, before joining Crikey as a freelancer in 2017, Worm writer in 2018, and, finally, INQ reporter in 2019. Chris also volunteers at intersectional feminist current affairs program 3CR Tuesday Breakfast and law reform group Liberty Victoria’s Rights Advocacy Project.

Rorting is one of Australian politicians' favourite pastimes

Rorting is one of Australian politicians' favourite pastimes

Bridget McKenzie's latest scandal is just one of many in a long line of great Australian rorts.

Crikey's guide to spinning a climate catastrophe

Crikey's guide to spinning a climate catastrophe

Here's what you can learn from the conservative response to the bushfire crisis — a masterclass in spin, wilful ignorance and weaponised disinformation.

Corporate firewash: donating to relief today, contributing to climate crisis tomorrow

Corporate firewash: donating to relief today, contributing to climate crisis tomorrow

Here are the billionaires, businesses and lobby groups donating to fire relief in the hopes you'll forget they're driving the world's climate crisis.

Australia isn't the only place battling extreme weather in the new year

Australia isn't the only place battling extreme weather in the new year

Fake snow and cold snaps: while Australia fights the bushfires, the rest of the world had its own crises to deal with.

Will Albanese seas the day?

Will Albanese seas the day?

Good morning, early birds. For the first time ever, Anthony Albanese can say he is Australia's “preferred PM”, and the Coalition will today allocate $50 million to ecology recovery. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Quiz: Can you predict 2020's political scandals?

Crikey Quiz: Can you predict 2020's political scandals?

Parliamentary punch-ons? Culture-war Olympics? Dutton v Everyone? Have a go at predicting Crikey's top political scandals of 2020.

Here's what to expect in energy news in 2020 (and beyond)

Here's what to expect in energy news in 2020 (and beyond)

State and territory governments are more than likely our only hope for renewable energy progress in Australia through 2020.

Two days left to vote in the 2019 Crikey Awards!

Two days left to vote in the 2019 Crikey Awards!

Time is running out to have your say on who will be crowned Arsehat of the Year.

How could Lachlan Murdoch have better spent $217m?

How could Lachlan Murdoch have better spent $217m?

The News Corp mogul just dropped a fortune on a mansion once featured in The Beverly Hillbillies. Could that cash perhaps have been better spent?

Emission possible: Department of Energy report shows 50% renewable target is in sight

Emission possible: Department of Energy report shows 50% renewable target is in sight

The latest emissions projections for Australia have been released — and they raise some interesting questions.