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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.

Morrison doubles down on gatherings

Morrison doubles down on gatherings

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has limited indoor and outdoor gatherings to just two people, and the government is reportedly finalising a JobKeeper allowance of $1,500 a fortnight per full-time employee. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

More stimulus is on its way

More stimulus is on its way

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison will today consider underwriting retail and small business commercial rents, rates, taxes and utility bills, and according to UN secretary-general António Guterres, "we are at war with a virus — and not winning". It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Tasmania's 120-day moratorium on evictions

Tasmania's 120-day moratorium on evictions

Good morning, early birds. Tasmania has announced a 120-day moratorium on evictions, and as Australia records over 2400 COVID-19 cases, the national cabinet has extended testing eligibility. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Morrison stops the planes

Morrison stops the planes

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has outlined a range of new shutdowns, including of libraries, outdoor play areas, most hairdressers and Australians travelling overseas, and NSW parliament has passed a bunch of emergency laws. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Unemployment expected to triple

Unemployment expected to triple

Good morning, early birds. The government has expanded the $550 coronavirus supplement to include people on Youth Allowance Student, Austudy and Abstudy payments, and unemployment is expected to jump from 5.1% to 15%. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Sorry, we're closed

Sorry, we're closed

Good morning, early birds. Pubs, cinemas, gyms, sporting venues and places to worship to boot will be shut down from midday today, and the federal government has unveiled its second stimulus package. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

No non-citizens allowed, says Morrison

No non-citizens allowed, says Morrison

Good morning, early birds. As of 9pm tonight, all foreigner travellers will be barred from entering Australia, and the government has indicated it will increase the Newstart Allowance for the first time in 25 years. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Will the NT close its borders?

Will the NT close its borders?

Good morning, early birds. Indigenous health groups want Defence to contain the Northern Territory and Central Australia, and the big banks and the government are negotiating a multi-billion-dollar business rescue package. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

I got ninety-nine patrons but I can't add one

I got ninety-nine patrons but I can't add one

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison is today expected to ban over-100 crowds across pubs, cinemas and restaurants, and will also announce $715 million in waived domestic fees for the airline industry. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

NSW's $2.3 billion stimulus, WA's household-costs freeze

NSW's $2.3 billion stimulus, WA's household-costs freeze

Good morning, early birds. Western Australia is the only state so far to include household support in its stimulus package, and the new national-state cabinet will today discuss banning crowds of more than 100 people. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.