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: Turnbull’s bonk ban kills the mood

February 16, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister puts the pantsmen on notice with a rather dramatic captain's call. Plus, the UN again urges Australia to transfer people from dangerous and harmful conditions, as the United States prepares to take a fourth group of refugees from PNG and Nauru. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Senate rejects Coalition Murray-Darling proposal

February 15, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The Senate has put the kybosh on a plan to sequester 70 gigalitres of water in the Murray-Darling Basin for irrigators. Plus, the Barnaby Joyce circus shows no sign of packing up anytime soon. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Joyce under sustained fire

February 14, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Forces advance against Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce on several fronts. Plus, the Victorian and New South Wales state governments threaten to withdraw from the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Joyce accused of harassment

February 13, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. Things get worse for the Deputy PM as the tabloids dish up allegations of sexual misconduct. Plus, Bill Shorten has promised to introduce an Indigenous voice advisory body to parliament. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: how rich is the Catholic Church really?

February 12, 2018

Good morning, early birds. A startling Fairfax investigation has revealed the true wealth of the Catholic Church in Australia. Plus, the Prime Minister prepares to deliver the 10th annual Closing the Gap report. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Finally, Fairfax and News Corp agree on something

February 9, 2018 1

You know that feeling when you turn out to have something strikingly in common with your arch nemesis?

Crikey’s pocket guide to lesser known alternative energy sources — Part II

February 6, 2018 14

How do ocean power and solar thermal energy work? Read on as Chris Woods explains.

Crikey’s pocket guide to lesser known alternative energy sources: part I

February 5, 2018 11

We're all familiar with the state of solar and hydro, but the energy sector in Australia is bustling with other options. We take a gander at some of these.

Crikey Worm: Melbourne Lord Mayor resigns following harassment claims

February 5, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. The embattled Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has quit. Plus, finally, some good news for the PM in the polls. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: ASIO returns to Aunty

February 2, 2018

Good morning, early birds. ASIO returns to the ABC to take possession of the cabinet files. Plus, Labor MP David Feeney's resignation creates factional friction for Bill Shorten. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: ASIO raids the ABC over leaked cabinet docs

February 1, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister will deliver a very business-friendly speech today in what sounds an awful lot like a campaign speech. Plus, ASIO raids the ABC. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Shorten makes big promises on wage growth

January 31, 2018

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has announced a back-to-basics campaign aimed at low-wage earners while representatives of various industries have condemned proposed treason laws by the Coalition.

Crikey Worm: Australia is going on a spy hunt

January 30, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Senior security and intelligence personnel discuss a dramatic change to the way Australia deals with suspected foreign spies. Plus, Australia delivers "one of the worst aid projects in the South Pacific". It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull’s gift to arms dealers

January 29, 2018 2

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister has announced a windfall for Australia's defence exporters. Plus, blackouts across Melbourne as energy networks struggle in sweltering temperatures. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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

January 25, 2018 7

Welcome to part two of Crikey's guide to the far right in Australia.

Crikey cheat sheet: where do our pollies stand on Australia Day?

January 24, 2018 13

As the debate surrounding Australia Day gets louder, which leaders are taking up the call, and which ones are burying their heads?

Crikey Quiz: who said it, Prime Minister Paul Keating or Vice-President Selina Meyer?

January 19, 2018 7

One is an ambitious, foul-mouthed former leader of Australia renowned for his acid tongue. The other is an ambitious, foul-mouthed fictional former leader of the United States, renowned for her acid tongue.

Crikey Worm: jobs boom in 2017

January 19, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. Employment growth ballooned in 2017, and a new biopsy test promises to detect early-stage cancerous tumours long before they turn deadly. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Keneally nominates for Dasher’s Senate seat

January 18, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Former state premier turned Sky News commentator Kristina Keneally has put her hand up to take Dasher's Senate seat. Plus, Papua New Guinea turns up the heat on Australia. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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.