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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

Can Clive Palmer demand a gag clause for Queensland Nickel workers?

Can Clive Palmer demand a gag clause for Queensland Nickel workers?

Former Queensland Nickel workers are owed money. That isn't in dispute. The question here is whether Palmer is allowed to demand silence in exchange for that money.

How exactly does Labor choose a new leader?

How exactly does Labor choose a new leader?

It looks like Anthony Albanese is waltzing into the job as quickly as possible. That's not really how this works.

Tears and theories flow at Labor's election night party

Tears and theories flow at Labor's election night party

It’s all Clive Palmer’s fault. It's all Queensland's fault. Penny Wong needs to lead the party. Whatever you pinned it on, this was a night of rage and resignation.

The missing ministers of the campaign trail

The missing ministers of the campaign trail

Who we haven’t heard from, and why, speaks volumes about what we could see at the 46th parliament.

News Corp v Labor: 24 hours in the election news cycle

News Corp v Labor: 24 hours in the election news cycle

We traced News Corp's messaging on Labor from the morning papers through to Sky After Dark.

'Better than nothing': how Labor's revamped NEG will work

'Better than nothing': how Labor's revamped NEG will work

Could Bill Shorten's revamped NEG stabilise the grid and end years of uncertainty in the Australia's energy sector?

Labor to target emergency room waiting times

Labor to target emergency room waiting times

Good morning, early birds. Bill Shorten pledges $500 million to reduce emergency room waiting times, and the results of a secret inquiry into workplace bullying claims in Ken Wyatt’s office have been leaked. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods

UK declares climate emergency

UK declares climate emergency

Good morning, early birds. The UK parliament has declared a climate emergency, and Bill Shorten pledges $15.6 billion for Queensland roads and rail projects. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Political social media scandals continue to mount

Political social media scandals continue to mount

Good morning, early birds. Two Liberal Victorian candidates have stood down over social media comments, the latest election promises focus on health, housing, agriculture and renewables, and Julian Assange is sentenced to 50 weeks in jail. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Shorten pledges big on renewables

Shorten pledges big on renewables

Good morning, early birds. Bill Shorten is set to announce a “Renewable Energy Zone" in South Australia, and a series of scandals involving links to the far-right is causing headaches for the Coalition. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods