Crikey Worm: China to dominate Turnbull’s US trip

Crikey Worm: China to dominate Turnbull’s US trip

February 21, 2018

Good morning, early birds. China's international expansion program will be high on the agenda when Malcolm Turnbull meets with US officials. Plus, Australia is rocked by two sports doping scandals. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Labor winds back minimum wage plan

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

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.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull’s bonk ban kills the mood

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

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

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

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?

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.

Crikey Worm: COAG meets to discuss compensation for child abuse survivors

Crikey Worm: COAG meets to discuss compensation for child abuse survivors

February 9, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG) meets today to discuss, inter alia, compensation for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. Plus, is it even possible to "tonify" one's kidney essence? The TPA comes under fire for allegedly loose labelling practices on vitamin products. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Brandis’ parting shots

Crikey Worm: Brandis’ parting shots

February 8, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. Ladies and gentlemen, George Brandis has left the building (but not before throwing a little shade at both sides). Plus, Germany finally gets a stable government, more than four months after going to the polls. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.