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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

ASIC granted new powers over big banks

ASIC granted new powers over big banks

Good morning, early birds. ASIC has been granted new supervisory powers over the big banks. Plus, John Lloyd and Tim Soutphommasane leave the building. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

My Health Record faces new DNA controversy

My Health Record faces new DNA controversy

Good morning, early birds. My Health Record's capability to store DNA data is under serious interrogation. Plus, it's a big week for the superannuation market. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Government reprimands banks over new report

Government reprimands banks over new report

Good morning, early birds. Treasurer Scott Morrison is set to accuse the big four banks of exploiting customers following a new Productivity Commission report. Plus, the sharks start to circle Labor MP Emma Husar. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Company that hired former minister now lavished with contracts

Company that hired former minister now lavished with contracts

Good morning, early birds. Questions raised over government contracts awarded to a New South Wales transport consultancy firm. Plus, Peter Duttonis forced to transfer a sick girl from Nauru to Australia. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Government amends My Health Record legislation after backlash

Government amends My Health Record legislation after backlash

Good morning, early birds. The government backs down on unfettered police access to My Health Record data. Plus, Australia and China to participate in joint war games. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns

Good morning, early birds. The Adelaide Archbishop found guilty of covering up child abuse finally resigns. Plus, the editor of New Matilda is detained by the Israeli navy. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Turnbull soul-searching after Super Saturday defeat

Turnbull soul-searching after Super Saturday defeat

Good morning, early birds. Super Saturday byelections give Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull a nasty wake-up call. Plus, New South Wales no longer rules the roost for economic growth. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Quiz: Elon Musk or Citizen Kane?

Crikey Quiz: Elon Musk or Citizen Kane?

Could you tell whose journey best represents the tragedy of human ambition, and who just has a God complex? Take the quiz and find out!

Keating slams Fairfax-Nine merger

Keating slams Fairfax-Nine merger

Good morning, early birds. Responses to the Fairfax-Nine takeover have been swift and passionate. Plus, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal is thrown under the spotlight. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Hunt announces $4.5m in funding for endometriosis

Hunt announces $4.5m in funding for endometriosis

Good morning, early birds. Health Minister Greg Hunt announces significant funding for an endometriosis action plan. Plus, an intriguing development for ponderers of the Fermi paradox as liquid water is discovered on Mars. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.