Chris Woods — Freelance journalist

Chris Woods

Freelance journalist

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


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.

Crikey Worm: indecent assault claims against Craig McLachlan

January 8, 2018

Good morning, early birds, and welcome to the first edition of Crikey Worm for 2018. Actor Craig McLachlan has been accused of sexual harassment and indecent assault. Plus, the controversial claims of a South Sudanese commentator on gang activity in Melbourne have come under scrutiny. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Can you pick these 2018 scandals?

December 22, 2017 2

Who knows how many insane controversies Australia is in for in 2018? We do. We know exactly how the next year is going to go down, and, through the magic of online satirical quizzes, you can too!

Top four examples of creeping socialism Bronwyn Bishop bravely called out in 2017

December 22, 2017 16

Let’s have a look at the best and most memorable 'red scares' Bronny bravely named and shamed this year!

Lady Flo, dead at 97, should be remembered for more than pumpkin scones

December 21, 2017 18

Lady Flo has died, apparently along with mainstream memory of the Bjelke-Petersens' legacy of hatred and corruption.

Why is Tasmanian Labor promising to ban all pokies that aren’t on a boat?

December 21, 2017 5

Tasmanian opposition leader Rebecca White has mapped how Labor plan to get rid of non-casino pokies by 2023. But there are gaps in the play that gambing groups are keen to point out.

Far-right figure or comic book super villain?

Far-right figure or comic book super villain?

December 15, 2017 4

Crikey Quiz: far-right figure or comic book super villain?

December 15, 2017 3

We’ve mined some of the worst people in fictional and human history to see if there’s any difference between imagined and real, human evil. And, I mean, Jesus Christ, nope, there really isn’t...

Why poet Omar Musa signed up to help write Romper Stomper reboot

December 13, 2017 1

The question of how to faithfully represent neo-Nazis without condoning them is familiar to poet, rapper, author and now television writer Omar Musa.