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 Worm: all hail President Swan?

June 18, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Wayne Swan is expected to be announced as the new national president of the Labor Party. Plus, concerns of toxic chemicals at sites across Australia. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: ‘Mafia style’ plot at war crimes inquiry

June 15, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Witnesses at an Australian war crimes inquiry have been hit with blackmail and threats. Plus, Melbourne comedian Eurydice Dixon is remembered. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: SA to axe protections for religious leaders

June 14, 2018

Good morning, early birds. South Australia will become the first state to lift protections for religious leaders not disclosing sexual abuse. Plus, Brian Burston's last word for One Nation. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Trump and Kim trade promises

June 13, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The main deals between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have been revealed, but how do they stack up? Plus, the winners and losers from the Queensland budget. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Trump gets ready to rumble

June 12, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The on-off-on again meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un is currently still on for this morning. Plus, new analysis predicts bad news for Australia's emissions. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: alleged SAS war crimes revealed in report

June 8, 2018

Good morning, early birds. A confidential defence inquiry raises red flags for Australian special forces. Plus, safe access zones legislation passes in NSW. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Queensland has the blues

June 7, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. The NSW Blues have taken a significant win against Queensland in Game 1 of State of Origin. Plus, the judge who sentenced Brock Turner has been voted out of office. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: the fight is on over Turnbull’s tax cuts

June 6, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. The spotlight's on the government's huge new tax cut package. Plus, Bali Nine member Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen has died in Jakarta. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Auspol Infinity War

June 5, 2018

Good morning, early birds. One Nation's infighting is getting worse, but they're not the only ones. Plus, another franchise business under fire. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: banks wait with bated breath

June 4, 2018 2

Good morning, early birds. Criminal cartel charges are expected to be filed against ANZ as early as tomorrow. Plus, big divisions in the Labor Party over asylum seekers. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: the shuffling deck chairs of Auspol

June 1, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Australia's major parties are facing scuffles and restructures. Plus, a UAE human rights activist sentenced to 10 years for online criticism. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

What would it take to actually change Australia’s asylum seeker policies?

May 31, 2018 4

The government has long clung to the "stopping the boats" narrative to justify an immoral asylum seeker system. Here are some alternatives.

Crikey Worm: cops caught faking breath tests

May 31, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. An internal investigation reveals Victorian police have faked a huge number of drivers' breath tests. Plus, another live export video causing controversy. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: three killed in Belgium shooting

May 30, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Three people have been killed in the Belgian city of Liege, in what's being treated as a terror incident. Plus: Barnaby Joyce out on personal leave. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: your superannuation isn’t so super

May 29, 2018

Good morning, early birds. A landmark report from the Productivity Commission will have you checking on your super. Plus: is AGL Energy as green as it claims? It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Some alternatives for Bill Shorten’s plan to ‘stop the boats’

May 28, 2018 19

Bill Shorten is jumping at his chance to follow the Coalition's border protection policies, but there are other strategies that may stop refugee deaths.

Crikey Worm: big questions for Bill Shorten

May 28, 2018 2

Good morning, early birds. Bill Shorten is facing a huge slide as preferred PM, as well as condemnation over immigration policy. Plus: Nick Kyrgios pulls out of the French Open. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: cop allegedly caught on film punching teen

May 25, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Donald Trump cancels what would have been a historic meeting with Kim Jong-un. Plus, a cop is allegedly caught on film punching a teenager. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Philip Lowe cautions against ‘escalating issues’ with Beijing

May 24, 2018

The RBA Governor has weighed in on recent developments in Australia's relationship with China as well our level of debt.

Crikey Worm: Hastie names major donor in bribe scandal

May 23, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. A billionaire donor has been accused of being a co-conspirator in a major bribe scandal. Plus: more doubt over the North Korea Summit. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.