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Charlie Lewis — Journalist

Charlie Lewis

Journalist

Charlie writes about chiefly about industrial relations, politics, culture and social services.

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Does that No-voting kids' entertainer have an unfair dismissal case?

Does that No-voting kids' entertainer have an unfair dismissal case?

Charlie LewisSep 20, 2017

There will be no smiles for management at Capital Kids Parties, but would Madeline's case hold water?

Who is Karina Okotel and why does she dislike marriage equality so much?

Who is Karina Okotel and why does she dislike marriage equality so much?

Charlie LewisSep 19, 201711 Comments

Unlike Lyle Shelton, Karina Okotel has come seemingly from nowhere to become one of the faces of the No campaign.

Yes and No campaigners face a problem not seen in Australia since 1922

Yes and No campaigners face a problem not seen in Australia since 1922

Charlie LewisSep 15, 20174 Comments

The last time Australian voters had a non-compulsory vote in a federal election, less than 60% of eligible voters turned up. Dealing with a opt-in vote, how do the Yes and No campaigns convert people's support into actual votes?

Secret documents reveal the No campaign's strategy to manipulate you

Secret documents reveal the No campaign's strategy to manipulate you

Charlie LewisSep 11, 201748 Comments

Step 1: talk about freedom. Step 2: talk about the children. Step 3: mention the 260 genders that will result from a Yes vote.

Crikey Worm: High Court rules on marriage equality postal vote

Crikey Worm: High Court rules on marriage equality postal vote

Charlie LewisSep 8, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Both sides of the debate steel themselves after the High Court rules that the marriage equality postal survey can go ahead, and the to and fro over energy continues. It's the news you need to know, with Charlie Lewis.

Border Force overpays officers, then threatens to call debt collectors

Border Force overpays officers, then threatens to call debt collectors

Charlie LewisSep 7, 20175 Comments

In just the latest blow to staff morale, Border Force staff are facing the prospect of having mistakenly credited annual leave deducted from their wages.

Was Pauline Hanson actually allowed to wear that burqa in Parliament?

Was Pauline Hanson actually allowed to wear that burqa in Parliament?

Charlie LewisSep 6, 201711 Comments

Can you bring hats into Parliament? Props? Stunt outfits, like Pauline Hanson's burqa?

Crikey Worm: wages to rise, Turnbull backs coal (but AGL doesn't)

Crikey Worm: wages to rise, Turnbull backs coal (but AGL doesn't)

Charlie LewisSep 6, 20171 Comment

Confusion continues to reign with Australia's energy policy, wages are set to rise (eventually), and the Socceroos' World Cup qualification hangs by a thread. It's the news you need to know, by Charlie Lewis and Cassidy Knowlton.

Things the Solicitor-General thinks are fine (who are constitutional lawyers to disagree?)

Things the Solicitor-General thinks are fine (who are constitutional lawyers to disagree?)

Charlie LewisSep 5, 20179 Comments

Stephen Donaghue says the government is on rock-solid ground in both the same-sex marriage postal survey and the sticky question of citizenship. But remember what happened to the last guy who gave advice the government did not like?

Crikey Worm: North Korea's new missile test, same-sex marriage survey in court

Crikey Worm: North Korea's new missile test, same-sex marriage survey in court

Charlie LewisSep 5, 2017

The US and North Korea keep sabre rattling over missile tests. Back home, Bill Shorten has produced his citizenship documents -- but don't expect the debate to calm anytime soon -- and the government weighs its options as the postal survey has its day in court. It's the news you need to know, by Charlie Lewis and Max Chalmers.