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: Australian airstrike kills civilians

March 29, 2018

Good morning, early birds. It's now "likely" Australia's air force killed two civilians in Iraq last year. Plus, Steve Smith and David Warner handed 12-month bans. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull’s $65b company tax cut plan falters

March 28, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Negotiations deteriorate for Malcolm Turnbull's $65 billion tax cut legislation. Plus, Peter Dutton subjected to a tongue-lashing from the UNHCR. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Greens warn their party is ‘flatlining’

March 27, 2018 3

Good morning, early birds. The US President orders the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats. Plus, senior Greens figures in a panic, warning the party is about to "flatline". It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: latest Newspoll puts Turnbull on a knife-edge

March 26, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Malcolm Turnbull's government loses its 29th Newspoll in a row (and we all know what that means). Plus, Australian cricket captain Steve Smith suspended over ball-tampering scandal. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: NT, Qld prepare to be hit by a second cyclone

March 23, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The Top End is about to be hit by its second cyclone in two weeks. Plus, Indigenous children of the Stolen Generations reportedly given criminal convictions for being stolen. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Dan Andrews sweats as funds scandal heats up

March 22, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. The Victorian Premier resists mounting pressure to force 21 of his scandal-plagued ministers to resign. Plus, how Peter Dutton's department tried to prevent a suicidal 10-year-old boy from coming to Australia for care. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Murray-Darling Basin Plan doomed by well-intentioned ‘nonsense’

March 21, 2018 19

With the plan now falling apart, experts are shining a light on its flaws and forging a new path towards meaningful action.

Crikey Worm: Labor to fight government’s marine park changes

March 21, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Labor pledges to fight the Coalition's plan to wind back marine park protections. Plus, Channel Nine's Chris Uhlmann's (temporary) ban from parliament. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: senior Green calls for Di Natale’s resignation

March 20, 2018

Good morning, early birds. A senior Greens figure calls for Di Natale's head. Plus, the free speech award winners likely to have News Corp opinion writers up in arms. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull claims federal mandate after SA victory

March 19, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister claims the Liberals' weekend victory in South Australia will give the green light to his government's controversial energy policy. Plus, bushfires in the south, and a cyclone in the north. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Quiz: Gautam Adani or Mr Burns?

March 16, 2018 1

One is an energy tycoon with an appalling human safety, environmental and political track record that has nonetheless successfully capitalised on their status as a job provider. The other is the exact same thing. These two people are very similar, is what we’re saying.

Crikey Worm: absent Border Force boss sacked

March 16, 2018 2

Good morning, early birds. The PM has lashed Russia for the recent attack on a former spy. Plus, AWOL Border Force head Roman Quaedvlieg has been shown the door. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Dutton advocates for white refugees

March 15, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Peter Dutton finally found some refugees he likes. Plus, Labor's sop to pensioners following fallout from the opposition's plan to end cash refunds for excess imputation credits. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Trump sacks Secretary of State

March 14, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The US President continues apace to fire senior officials. Plus, Bill Shorten's planned strike against wealthy investors seems to have backfired. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Labor targets wealthy investors

March 13, 2018 4

Good morning, early birds. Labor plans to end cash refunds for wealthy investors. Plus, the Prime Minister ramps up the government's tax cut rhetoric. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Border Force face protest after refugee raid

March 12, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Border Force is facing protest after the raid of a family of Tamil asylum seekers. Plus, China abolishes presidential term limits. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Awkward times for Australia at the UN

March 2, 2018 1

As expected, Australia has not got off to a great start on the United Nations Human Rights Council. Plus, Malcolm Turnbull shells out a cheeky $6 billion to buy out the states' stakes of the Snowy Hrydro. It's the news you need to know with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Abbott in hot water on donations

March 1, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Tony Abbott is facing questions about foreign donations. Plus: Michael Keenan's office accused of leaks on the AFP. It's the news you need to know with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Labor winds back minimum wage plan

February 20, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Federal Labor has walked back a plan to peg the minimum wage to the median Australian wage. Plus, previously suppressed documents have been revealed in the Geoffrey Rush defamation case. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: 65% of Australians say Joyce should resign

February 19, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Barnaby Joyce has been condemned by Australians in the latest Newspoll. Plus, George Christensen is in the gun over a controversial social media post. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.