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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

NSW announces stamp duty overhaul

NSW announces stamp duty overhaul

Good morning, early birds. NSW announces the first significant overhaul of stamp duty since 1986, there are fresh concerns for detainees on Manus, and New Caledonia votes against independence from France. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Section 44 rears its ugly head once more

Section 44 rears its ugly head once more

Good morning, early birds. Section 44 could claim yet another Coalition MP, Peter Dutton rebuffs New Zealand refugee deal once again, and NSW to turn a network of public buildings into a virtual power plant. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Government plans 'unofficial timeline' for transferring kids off Nauru

Government plans 'unofficial timeline' for transferring kids off Nauru

Good morning, early birds. There are reports that the government has an "unofficial timeline" for getting children off Nauru, Shorten turns down an energy deal with the Greens, and Turkey reveals new details about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Australia moves ahead with Trans-Pacific Partnership

Australia moves ahead with Trans-Pacific Partnership

Good morning, early birds! Australia is set to officially ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Education Minister Dan Tehan announces an overhaul of the Australian Research Council grants process, and good news for sufferers of coeliac disease. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

No survivors recovered from Lion Air crash

No survivors recovered from Lion Air crash

Good morning, early birds! No survivors have been recovered from crashed Lion Air flight JT610, the mining sector argues that decarbonisation will rely on a minerals boom, and long-standing German leader Angela Merkel has announced she will step down. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

US mourns following synagogue attack

US mourns following synagogue attack

Good morning, early birds! Names of the 11 victims of the Tree of Life synagogue attack in Pittsburgh have been released, Kerryn Phelps slams Scott Morrison's "false hope" for Manus Island and Nauru, and a report finds "systemic issues" lead to Cricket Australia's ball tampering scandal. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Coalition launches drought future fund

Coalition launches drought future fund

Good morning, early birds! Scott Morrison is set to announce a new drought fund, the Greens push for a federal corruption body, and more suspected mailbombs sent to US liberals. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in mail bomb scare

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in mail bomb scare

Good morning, early birds! Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other prominent liberal figures have received suspicious packages believed to contain explosives, the government seeks to challenge child medical evacuations from Nauru and Manus, and crossbenchers hit out at potential coal subsidies. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

How will the Coalition's proposed lifetime refugee ban operate?

How will the Coalition's proposed lifetime refugee ban operate?

After years of stalling from the government, the New Zealand solution to the asylum seeker crises on Manus and Nauru is getting closer to a reality. But will Parliament accept the lifetime bans that come with it?

Morrison leaves door open for new coal subsidies

Morrison leaves door open for new coal subsidies

Good morning, early birds! Scott Morrison is considering a new loan scheme for "clean" coal plants, Turkey continues to dismiss Saudi Arabia's Jamal Khashoggi story, and NSW Labor signals abortion decriminalisation. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.