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: NT forks out to attract young women

May 1, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The Northern Territory government's grand plan to attract young, professional women. Plus, the truth about supply "risks" for Australia's energy market. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Gonski 2.0 champions critical thinking

April 30, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. Gonski 2.0 places critical thinking ahead of knowledge-based learning. Plus, state and territory budgets soon to be revealed. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: interstate abortion trips quadruple for Tassie women

April 27, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Tasmanian women are traveling to Melbourne for abortions in record numbers. Plus, Josh Frydenbergheads to COAG to talk about Australia's recycling crisis. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods

Crikey Worm: Medicare levy increase scrapped

April 26, 2018

The government have backed out of plans to increase the Medicare levy as part of a suite of new tax cuts. Plus, a 71-year-old Australian nun is being ordered to leave the Philippines.

Crikey Worm: ScoMo’s curious gift to the NT

April 24, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Treasurer Scott Morrison pledges $810 million to the NT following its decision to lift a fracking ban. Plus, Adelaide doctors and nurses receive official memo on proper door-opening technique. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Labor calls for compensation for bank victims

April 23, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten demands compensation for victims of the banks. Plus, the shocking rate of data breaches against Australians' health records. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

What does each state want from the NEG?

April 20, 2018

The Council of Australian Governments meets today to have their say on the NEG, and not every state and territory is going in with a smile.

Crikey Worm: MPs break ranks over live exports ban

April 20, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. Both Coalition and Labor MPs break ranks to support a ban on live exports. Plus, Australian and Chinese warships have a "robust" exchange in the South China Sea. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: ScoMo floats jail time for dodgy financial planners

April 19, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. The damning revelations continue at the banking royal commission. Plus, what happened to Joshua Park-Fing? Two years on, his family is still searching for answers. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Vic Liberal in the gun for dealings with alleged mobster

April 18, 2018

Good morning, early birds. A Liberal Party stalwart is expected to resign over connections to the infamous Tony Madafferi. Plus, the Treasurer rebukes acting PM Michael McCormack for a rather colourful media interview. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Greens call to legalise recreational marijuana

April 17, 2018 2

Good morning, early birds. The Greens push for full legalisation of marijuana. Plus, after sleeping on it, Labor has decided it actually does like Turnbull's National Energy Guarantee. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Liberal branch pushes for return to gay conversion therapy

April 16, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Liberal MPs aghast at a Victorian branch's push to reinstate discredited gay conversion "therapy" techniques. Plus, Seven hosts blast the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull bets on Aussie companies failing

April 13, 2018

Good morning, early birds. States say they won't adopt the NEG if it compromises their renewable energy policies. Plus, Malcolm Turnbull caught with a million bucks invested in a company that, in order to make a profit, relies on Australian companies failing. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: the ACTU’s plan to boost wages

April 12, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The ACTU reveals its six-point plan to lift wages and improve workers' lot. Plus, PM Malcolm Turnbull commits cold, hard cash to build a rail link to Melbourne Airport. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: trade war reprieve as Xi extends peace offer

April 11, 2018

Good morning, early birds. China's President is the first to extend an olive branch in the China-US trade war. Plus, record breaking temperatures sweep the nation. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: whistleblowers expose ATO’s toxic tactics

April 10, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Former Australian Tax Office insiders blow the whistle on dodgy practices within the office. Plus, China lobbies to build a military base in Vanuatu. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull hits the big 30

April 9, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister hits the dreaded 30. Plus, concerns for animal welfare as a live export ship is prohibited from leaving Western Australia. It's the news you need, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: AGL resists mounting pressure

April 6, 2018

Good morning, early birds, and welcome to the new-look Worm. AGL's CEO holds his ground against mounting pressure from the federal government, as well now as the ACCC. Plus, the Commonwealth Bank agrees to repay $26 million to swindled customers. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Indigenous protests at Commonwealth Games opening

April 5, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The Commonwealth Games officially open -- but not everyone's pleased about it. Plus, the federal government turns up the heat on energy giant AGL over its Liddell coal-fired power station. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Greens push for a publicly owned bank

April 4, 2018 2

Good morning, early birds. Greens leader Richard Di Natalereveals his party's plan to combat unscrupulous behaviour by the big banks. Plus, yet more evidence of Victoria Police brutality comes to light. It's the news you need to know with Chris Woods.