Chris Woods,

Chris Woods

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Past articles by Chris:

Crikey Worm: Under-40s given a shot

Australian adults aged under 40 will finally be allowed to request the AstraZeneca vaccine, and Mark McGowan announced Perth and the Peel region would enter a four-day lockdown from midnight last night. → Read More

So long, National COVID-19 Commission, and thanks for all the fees

That stalwart of Australia's pandemic response, the National COVID-19 Commission, is no more. → Read More

Crikey Worm: Scott that wrong

Scott Morrison has issued an apology for claiming that News Corp was dealing with a sexual harassment complaint, and NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner has announced a series of proposals which are likely to increase incarceration rates for children. → Read More

Crikey Worm: BHP to pull a Rio Tinto

BHP is preparing to destroy between 40 and 86 historic Aboriginal sites, and the OECD forecasts that Australia will effectively lead the developed world out of the global recession. → Read More

Crikey Worm: Morrison calls for WHO to become "weapons inspector"

Scott Morrison is calling for an investigation into China’s handling of the initial coronavirus outbreak, certain states will offer schemes for visa holders and students. Will mandated quarantine mean solitary confinement for prisoners and Donald Trump is calling for the US navy to destroy Iranian boats at sea. → Read More

History set to repeat itself in royal commission into Black Summer

Decades of fires and dozens of reviews, inquiries and royal commissions have taught us what to expect in the upcoming royal commission into the 2020 bushfire crisis. → Read More

The billionaires donating to fire relief today, contributing to climate crisis tomorrow

Here are the billionaires and businesses donating to fire relief in the hopes you'll forget they're driving the world's climate crisis → Read More

Australia isn't the only place battling extreme weather in the new year

Fake snow and cold snaps: while Australia fights the bushfires, the rest of the world had its own crises to deal with. → Read More

Crikey Quiz: Can you predict 2020's political scandals?

Parliamentary punch-ons? Culture-war Olympics? Dutton v Everyone? Have a go at predicting Crikey's top political scandals of 2020. → Read More

Here’s what to expect in energy news in 2020 (and beyond)

With a stalling federal government, the states are likely our only hope for renwable energy progress in Australia through 2020. → Read More

Two days left to vote in the 2019 Crikey Awards!

Time is running out to have your say on who will be crowned Arsehat of the Year and Person of the Year in the 2019 Crikey Awards. → Read More

How could News Corp's Lachlan Murdoch have better spent $217m?

News Corp mogul Lachlan Murdoch just dropped more than $200 million on a Los Angeles mansion. Could that cash perhaps have been better spent? → Read More

Emission possible: Department of Energy report shows 50% renewable target is in sight

The latest emissions projections for Australia have been released – and they raise some interesting questions. → Read More

Who was Bill Landeryou, the Hawke ally at the centre of rape allegations?

Late Labor figure Bill Landeryou has been accused of rape by the Bob Hawke's daughter Rosslyn Dillon — claims that were allegedly smothered by Hawke. → Read More

Anti-anti-anti-protest pollies protest Hobart City Council

Irony abounds as five Tasmanian aldermen walk out of a meeting in order to prevent a vote on anti-protest laws. → Read More

Why did Nine dedicate a front page to Jenny Morrison’s fashion sense?

Nine pushed Jenny Morrison's status as an 'unlikely fashion influencer' in a front-page splash, but it seems there might be more to the story. → Read More

Which government portfolios have rung the climate klaxon?

Does the government acknowledge that the climate emergency is happening? Looks like it depends on which department you ask. → Read More

Did The Australian misrepresent the 'hippies of Nimbin' in anti-Greens story?

A recent anti-Greens hatchet job in The Australian highlighting the ire of the 'hippies of Nimbin' has been called out by one of its subjects. → Read More

Who reviewed the Labor review?

The 91-page report has given every pundit and politician enough room to argue a point. → Read More

A short history of groundbreaking climate reports we pretty much ignored

Thousands of scientists around the world have signed a BioScience report declaring a climate emergency. Will the Coalition government even look at it? → Read More