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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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The Labor-Labour question: just how Corbyn-esque is Bill's new inequality thought bubble?

The Labor-Labour question: just how Corbyn-esque is Bill's new inequality thought bubble?

Charlie LewisJul 24, 201713 Comments

The Labor Party seems to have discovered there is inequality in this country. Is Bill Shorten really having a come-to-Jeremy conversion?

Uni staff get harsh lessons in hardball negotiation tactics

Uni staff get harsh lessons in hardball negotiation tactics

Charlie LewisJul 20, 20175 Comments

Murdoch University has applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate its current agreement with staff. It says it doesn't play to cut their pay, but the precedent set by other industries suggests that is exactly what could be on the cards.

What would happen to Donald Trump Jr in Australia?

What would happen to Donald Trump Jr in Australia?

Charlie LewisJul 19, 20171 Comment

If Donald Trump Jr had been a staffer for a politician in Australia, what would have happened? Quite possibly nothing much at all.

How long does Malcolm Turnbull have left?

How long does Malcolm Turnbull have left?

Charlie LewisJul 11, 20177 Comments

Political columnists have started to predict the "terminal stage" of the Turnbull government. Based on past experience, how long does his leadership have left?

The laws 'protecting' migrant workers all but guarantee they will be exploited

The laws 'protecting' migrant workers all but guarantee they will be exploited

Charlie LewisJul 10, 20174 Comments

And surprise, surprise, the Department of Immigration hasn't made things any easier for them.

Follow the PaTH to unpaid labour! It's easier than you think.

Follow the PaTH to unpaid labour! It's easier than you think.

Charlie LewisJul 7, 201714 Comments

Businesses can engage unpaid workers with minimal vetting and oversight under the PaTH internship program.

Crikey Worm: North Korean tensions ratchet up, Turnbull at the G20

Crikey Worm: North Korean tensions ratchet up, Turnbull at the G20

Charlie LewisJul 7, 2017

Tensions between Donald Trump and North Korea just keep escalating, Malcolm Turnbull has a busy day ahead at the G20, and the government sits on pollution statistics. It's the news you need to know, by Charlie Lewis and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Individuals should pay more tax, win for casual workers, Turnbull off to the G20

Crikey Worm: Individuals should pay more tax, win for casual workers, Turnbull off to the G20

Charlie LewisJul 6, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Individuals need to pay more tax, casual employees get a win, and the fallout from North Korea's missile test continues. It's the news you need to know, b

Literal wage theft: employers force migrant workers to return their wages

Literal wage theft: employers force migrant workers to return their wages

Charlie LewisJul 5, 20178 Comments

Migrant workers are being forced to pay back large chunks of their wages. But don't hold your breath waiting for the government to do anything about it.

Crikey Worm: Medicare data stolen, Turnbull to pressure social media companies, North Korea tests another missile

Crikey Worm: Medicare data stolen, Turnbull to pressure social media companies, North Korea tests another missile

Charlie LewisJul 5, 2017

Malcolm Turnbull is looking to crack the whip on social media giants while the Medicare data breach fallout continues, and North Korea steps up its missile testing. It's the news you need to know, by Charlie Lewis and Max Chalmers.