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Chris Woods

Morning reporter

Chris Woods — Morning reporter

Chris is a Melbourne-based freelance journalist focusing on politics, science and social affairs

Daniel Andrews faces pressure over pill testing

Daniel Andrews faces pressure over pill testing

Good morning, early birds. The Victorian government face pressure over pill testing. Plus, Roger Federer has been served a shock defeat at the Australian Open. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Fiji's PM challenges ScoMo on climate change

Fiji's PM challenges ScoMo on climate change

Good morning, early birds. Fiji's PM gives his Australian counterpart something to think about on climate change. Plus, mourners plan a vigil for murdered woman Aiia Maasarwe. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Theresa May narrowly survives no-confidence vote

Theresa May narrowly survives no-confidence vote

Good morning, early birds. Theresa May has managed to weather another no-confidence vote, and Scott Morrison's Pacific Island "debt trap" plan is denounced from within Liberal ranks. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Fish-saving aerators to be rolled out along Murray-Darling

Fish-saving aerators to be rolled out along Murray-Darling

Good morning, early birds. Aerators are expected to be installed along the Darling River as early as today in an effort to halt mass fish deaths, and the Greens subvert Scott Morrison's mandatory Australia Day citizenship ceremonies. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

McGowan holds key to Morrison's parliamentary humiliation

McGowan holds key to Morrison's parliamentary humiliation

Good morning, early birds. Independent MP Cathy McGowan is holding out support for an asylum seeker medical bill that could humiliate the Coalition government, and officials fear a rise in youth suicide among Indigenous Australians. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Coalition begins 2019 pre-election campaign

Coalition begins 2019 pre-election campaign

Good morning, early birds, and welcome to the first Worm of 2019. The Coalition has ramped up its pre-election campaign rhetoric, and the NSW government allegedly knew the risk of Darling River fish deaths. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Can you pick these 2019 scandals?

Can you pick these 2019 scandals?

A new and increasingly ridiculous scandal broke every second day in 2018 — we may as well get the jump on next year.

The government sneaks one final energy lie into 2018

The government sneaks one final energy lie into 2018

The Coalition couldn't let the year tick over without one last, glaring sign that they've abandoned their climate responsibility.

Factional stoush and job offer scandals hit Coalition

Factional stoush and job offer scandals hit Coalition

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition is facing a number of new scandals across state and federal lines, including a factional stoush and reports that a challenger to MP Craig Kelly was offered a $300,000 job as an alternative to running. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

McCormack faces fresh leadership threat

McCormack faces fresh leadership threat

Good morning, early birds. Nationals leader Michael McCormack faces rumours of a fresh leadership scare, and a child asylum seeker allegedly assaulted on Nauru sues the Commonwealth over failure to uphold duty of care. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.