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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It ain’t easy (or ethical) being green in Lancaster, California

January 17, 2018 3

Lancaster, California, has set the benchmark for aggressive, business-focused, non-partisan emissions reduction. But not everyone is happy with the conservative Mayor's questionable methods of achieving it.

Crikey Worm: only a quarter of these NBN users will get top speeds

January 17, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Some 75% of NBN customers using fibre-to-the-node technology will not be able to access the internet at top speeds. Plus, a former Aboriginal affairs minister has criticised the government for its handling of last year's Uluru Statement. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

What does it take to turn a city green?

January 16, 2018 2

The Republican mayor of Lancaster, California, is showing that it’s possible for a city to thrive amid the Green revolution, even if it takes some light fascism.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull, Shorten refuse to change the date

January 16, 2018 2

Good morning, early birds. The two major parties have rebuffed the Greens' campaign to change the date of Australia Day. Plus, a new report suggests sluggish wage growth will entrench inequality. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: NDIS flaws force 15-month hospital stay

January 15, 2018

Good morning, early birds. A woman has spent 15 months in hospital due to bureaucratic inefficiency. Plus, the Greens announce a nationwide campaign to change the date of Australia Day. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Family violence spike with cashless welfare rollout

January 12, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Communities in Western Australia have witnessed an increase in domestic violence incidents since the introduction of a controversial new welfare-management scheme. Plus, the Prime Minister responds to the suicide death of a cyberbullied teen from the Northern Territory. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The Crikey pocket guide to Australia’s fringe-dwelling far-right groups

January 11, 2018 6

Please "enjoy" part one of our catalogue of  the fractious, pitiful and scary parties of the far right in Australia.

Crikey Worm: Danby caught in expenses scandal

January 11, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The rolling federal expenses scandal returns for 2018, and Victoria Police's top cop has put paid to the "African gang crisis" rhetoric. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: change to definition of Aboriginality flagged

January 10, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The technical definition of "Aboriginal" could soon change to help the government better distribute GST. Plus, details emerge about Bomber Thompson's arrest (and subsequent release). It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: more McLachlan accusers come forward

January 9, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. Yet more women have come forward with allegations against TV actor Craig McLachlan, and Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle faces a second claim of sexual harassment. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.