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Charlie Lewis — Reporter

Charlie Lewis

Reporter

Charlie writes chiefly about industrial relations, politics, culture and social services. Prior to Crikey he worked in various roles across government and unions and was a researcher for RN's the Daily Planet. He hosted the Alternative History on Triple R radio, and is a regular guest and occasional host on Breakfasters. He spent the 2019 election in Warringah, covering the fight for Tony Abbott''s seat.

'People are brandishing their dogs like papers at a checkpoint': life in a ghost town

'People are brandishing their dogs like papers at a checkpoint': life in a ghost town

With everyone locked down inside, what's it like on the usually-busy streets of Melbourne's inner city?

Virus Watch: North Korea shows what a 'virus free' society looks like

Virus Watch: North Korea shows what a 'virus free' society looks like

Time to be wary of new state powers, more celebrities fall ill, and won't somebody do something about all these goats? Here's what you need to know in virus news.

Aussies stuck in Peru have been 'left behind' by Australian government

Aussies stuck in Peru have been 'left behind' by Australian government

More than 100 Australians are stuck in Peru, unable to get home. Karolina Ristevski is one of them, and she tells Crikey how the Australian government has abandoned its citizens.

Cut Morrison some slack... but not too much

Cut Morrison some slack... but not too much

It's hard to be ready for a crisis like COVID-19. Even so, experts say the federal government's communication has left a lot to be desired.

Corona curated: the best commentary from around the world

Corona curated: the best commentary from around the world

From the US' testing fiasco to the privilege of social distancing, Crikey brings together the best writing about the coronavirus crisis.

Life is crap. But there are still some reasons to be cheerful...

Life is crap. But there are still some reasons to be cheerful...

There's a lot to be gloomy about at the moment. But there are still SOME positives in the coronavirus crisis.

Virus Watch: right royal edition

Virus Watch: right royal edition

India has gone into lockdown, and Prince Charles has come down with the coronavirus. Here's the latest COVID-19 news.

Leigh Sales and Miranda Devine form a unity ticket to scold the nation

Leigh Sales and Miranda Devine form a unity ticket to scold the nation

These are strange times indeed. Let's check in with how Australia's media figures are coping with the latest virus news.

Virus Watch: art in quarantine, and the Olympics finally take a hint

Virus Watch: art in quarantine, and the Olympics finally take a hint

The 2020 Olympics is finally being postponed, while art goes online. Here's what you need to know.

Virus Watch: anarchy in the USA, sport is over, and a minister may be infected

Virus Watch: anarchy in the USA, sport is over, and a minister may be infected

The coronavirus leads to more chaos in the US, while former senator Derryn Hinch reckons someone in the government is infected.