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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.

Wilkie and Christensen's international mission

Wilkie and Christensen's international mission

Good morning, early birds. Two Australian MPs have flown to London to visit Julian Assange in prison, and universities say the coronavirus travel ban risks $1.2 billion in lost fees. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Scott Morrison's “technology investment target”

Scott Morrison's “technology investment target”

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison intends to push for a technology target rather than agreeing to net-zero emissions by 2050, and the Australian media has given Holden a send-off. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Kings and queens raise $9.5 million for fire relief

Kings and queens raise $9.5 million for fire relief

Good morning, early birds. A stellar line-up of international and local artists have helped raise $9.5 million for bushfire relief, and backpackers will be granted visa benefits if they help rebuild bushfire-affected communities. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

McKenzie approved 290 ineligible sports grants

McKenzie approved 290 ineligible sports grants

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison and Bridget McKenzie’s justification of the sports rorts scheme is falling apart at the seams, and flash floods are wreaking havoc in South East Queensland. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

A vibrant, multicultural, racist society

A vibrant, multicultural, racist society

Good morning, early birds. Coronavirus-related discrimination has reached new highs (or lows, really) on both sides of the country, and in the past four years, fossil-fuel companies have increased their political donations two-fold. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Closing the Gap approach an utter failure

Closing the Gap approach an utter failure

Good morning, early birds. This year's Closing the Gap report reveals a staggering failure to meet targets addressing Indigenous disadvantage, and the High Court has narrowly struck down the Coalition’s attempt to deport First Nations people. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Thrown under the Cbus

Thrown under the Cbus

Good morning, early birds. Cbus Super has invested $128 million across 23 coal companies despite pushing the tagline "invest in a better future", and Queensland is staring down a tropical cyclone. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Llew O’Brien calls McCormack's bluff

Llew O’Brien calls McCormack's bluff

Good morning, early birds. Nationals backbencher Llew O'Brien has quit the party, and the storms that helped extinguish fires in NSW over the weekend have led to extreme flooding and evacuations. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Nobody puts Barnaby in the corner

Nobody puts Barnaby in the corner

Good morning, early birds. Barnaby Joyce and his fellow rebels are threatening to cross the floor and disrupt the Coalition's two-seat majority, and Melco is pulling the plug on its $880 million Crown deal. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Coalition vs the Reserve Bank

Coalition vs the Reserve Bank

Good morning, early birds. In irony lost on no one, Coalition ministers say they're frustrated by RBA governor Philip Lowe's lack of detailed economic policy, and Peter Dutton wants to expand coronavirus quarantine camps. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.