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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

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.

NSW energy minister slams federal party

NSW energy minister slams federal party

Good morning, early birds. The NSW energy minister has called the Coalition's approach to energy and climate policy "out of touch", and ICAC raids Labor offices over party donations and fundraising. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Highs and lows: Australia's year in energy policy left a lot to be desired

Highs and lows: Australia's year in energy policy left a lot to be desired

The NEG died and Adani didn't. Crikey reviews 2018 in energy policy.

Coalition to counter falling polls with tax cuts, spending

Coalition to counter falling polls with tax cuts, spending

Good morning, early birds. The government is set to announce a $10 billion tax cuts and spending package in the lead up to next year's federal election, while Labor plans to strengthen the Fair Work Commission's equity powers for female-dominated industries. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Labor set to raise refugee intake

Labor set to raise refugee intake

Good morning, early birds. Labor is set to announce its immigration election policy, including a lifting of Australia's refugee intake, and the Coalition expects a massive surplus in its budget projections. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Morrison's anti-corruption body lands with a thud

Morrison's anti-corruption body lands with a thud

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition's proposed anti-corruption body has been met with scepticism by crossbenchers, and a report recommends a massive overhaul of employment services. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.