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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

Former Nationals leaders push to abandon spill

Former Nationals leaders push to abandon spill

Good morning, early birds! Howard-era deputy PMs have called for Nationals MPs to quell an imminent leadership challenge, and the government dismisses repeated warnings over Israeli embassy move. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Abortion decriminalised in Queensland

Abortion decriminalised in Queensland

Good morning, early birds! Queensland's parliament has successfully voted to strike abortion from the criminal code, and rumours are stirring of an imminent leadership spill in the Nationals. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Government accused of selling out Palestine for Wentworth win

Government accused of selling out Palestine for Wentworth win

Good morning, early birds! Prime Minister Scott Morrison is facing backlash over the proposal to move the Australian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and an asylum seeker deal between Australia and New Zealand is reportedly back on the table. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Australia can't afford another decade of climate inaction

Australia can't afford another decade of climate inaction

Last week's IPCC report was uniquely depressing, but it was also a wake-up call. There are many ways Australia can turn this all around.

Morrison considers Jerusalem recognition

Morrison considers Jerusalem recognition

Good morning, early birds! Prime Minister Scott Morrison is considering the controversial move of following Donald Trump in formally acknowledging Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and Liberal backbenchers call for children to be evacuated from Nauru. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Australians reject legalised LGBTIQ discrimination

Australians reject legalised LGBTIQ discrimination

Good morning, early birds! A Fairfax-Ipsos poll has indicated that 74% of Australians oppose the legalised discrimination of LGBTIQ students and teachers, and a radical new plan will try to shake up Australia's tax system. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Doctors Without Borders details Nauru plight

Doctors Without Borders details Nauru plight

Good morning, early birds! Médecins Sans Frontières has detailed the “absolutely devastating” mental health among asylum seekers housed on Nauru, while calling for their immediate evacuation. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Morrison brings tax cuts forward

Morrison brings tax cuts forward

Good morning, early birds. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is set to announce an acceleration of tax cuts for small businesses, and a new poll highlights Australians' apathy for local politics. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Ruddock review supports schools' right to block gay students, teachers

Ruddock review supports schools' right to block gay students, teachers

Good morning, early birds. The long-awaited review into religious freedom, chaired by Philip Ruddock, recommends religious schools be granted discriminatory powers against gay students and teachers. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Morrison rejects climate change report

Morrison rejects climate change report

Scott Morrison has dismissed yesterday's landmark IPCC report calling for drastic action to avoid catastrophic climate change. It's the news you need to know, from Chris Woods.