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Crikey Worm: white paper warns of a looming China

Crikey Worm: white paper warns of a looming China

Max Chalmers November 23, 2017 1 Comment

Good morning, early birds. A new foreign policy white paper will recommend Australia forge closer ties with the US to mitigate a rising China, and an infamous war criminal has been sentenced at the Hague. It's the news you need to know with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Mugabe resigns

Crikey Worm: Mugabe resigns

Max Chalmers November 22, 2017 1 Comment

Good morning, early birds. Zimbabwe's long-time dictator has finally, formally resigned, and former immigration minister Philip Ruddock has been entrusted with reviewing religious protections in Australian law. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull targets tax

Crikey Worm: Turnbull targets tax

Max Chalmers November 21, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister has indicated he plans to slash both personal income and corporate tax rates, and Indonesia's parliamentary Speaker is being investigated by the country's anti-corruption body. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Mugabe refuses to step down

Crikey Worm: Mugabe refuses to step down

Max Chalmers November 20, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Zimbabwe's interminable dictator has refused to resign despite last week's military coup, and Australia could hit a 50% renewable energy target by 2030, with only "moderate growth" in the sector needed to achieve it. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: holy war delayed until further notice

Crikey Worm: holy war delayed until further notice

Max Chalmers November 17, 2017 1 Comment

Good morning, early birds. It looks like the parliamentary dust-up over protecting religious freedoms from the soon-to-be-reality of marriage equality will be delayed until the new year. Plus, a euthanasia bill has been narrowly defeated in the New South Wales upper house. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: signs of consensus on Coalition marriage bill

Crikey Worm: signs of consensus on Coalition marriage bill

Max Chalmers November 16, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Coalition MPs get their skates on after yesterday's historic marriage equality result, and an apparent coup has toppled Zimbabwe's elderly ruler Robert Mugabe. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Asia summit wraps up in controversy

Crikey Worm: Asia summit wraps up in controversy

Max Chalmers November 15, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The US President has prematurely abandoned the East Asia Summit, and questions abound over who exactly will replace dual citizen Jacqui Lambie in the Senate. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull poll shock continues

Crikey Worm: Turnbull poll shock continues

Max Chalmers November 14, 2017 1 Comment

Good morning, early birds. Jacqui Lambie's parliamentary career hangs in the balance, while Pauline Hanson's latest recruit has already (allegedly) defected. Plus, a massive earthquake in Iraq and Iran has killed hundreds. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Newspoll puts pressure on Turnbull

Crikey Worm: Newspoll puts pressure on Turnbull

Max Chalmers November 13, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The most recent Newspoll spells trouble for Malcolm Turnbull's future, and the Liberal-National Party in Queensland has backed One Nation. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Manus images released

Crikey Worm: Manus images released

Max Chalmers November 10, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Islamic State loses its foothold in Syria, and Coalition conservatives hatch a plan to delay a marriage equality vote in parliament. Plus, activist group GetUp has released pictures and video from inside the Manus detention centre. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.