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Charlie Lewis

Journalist

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

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

Michaelia Cash: a portrait of a politician under oath

Michaelia Cash: a portrait of a politician under oath

While giving testimony on 2017's AWU raid scandal, Cash seemed to have one brief: 'don't give them a headline'.

It will take more than policy to ban gay conversion therapy

It will take more than policy to ban gay conversion therapy

History has taught us that churches have been able to move dramatically on social issues. Eradicating gay conversion therapy will take pressure and a lot of faith.

'With hope in your heart': Hakeem Al-Araibi returns home

'With hope in your heart': Hakeem Al-Araibi returns home

Hakeem did not walk into Melbourne's international terminal alone yesterday, and it wasn't just Craig Foster by his side.

Crisis watch: the various scandals threatening the Greens

Crisis watch: the various scandals threatening the Greens

The crises that have enveloped both state and federal Greens in the last 12 months could give the major parties a run for their money.

Peter Dutton makes early play for 2019's Arsehat of the Year

Peter Dutton makes early play for 2019's Arsehat of the Year

It seems Dutton knows there's limited time left to display his unparalleled arsehattery on a big stage, and he's going to make the absolute most of it.

Is Scott Morrison's latest refugee transfer policy actually a major concession?

Is Scott Morrison's latest refugee transfer policy actually a major concession?

After trying to appease Kerryn Phelps and the crossbench, Morrison has returned to talking tough on asylum seekers. But was his policy ever a big shift?

The ballad of Ken Henry

The ballad of Ken Henry

Ken Henry was a public service legend. Today he stands chastened by a royal commission. What happened?

Where does the crossbench stand on asylum seekers?

Where does the crossbench stand on asylum seekers?

It goes without saying that the crossbenchers are hugely important for next week's vote on medical evacuations. But where do they stand?

Is David Littleproud the most quietly beleaguered politician in Australia?

Is David Littleproud the most quietly beleaguered politician in Australia?

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is a microcosm of the National Party — his problems are theirs, and theirs are his.

Why is everyone pitching to Queensland this election?

Why is everyone pitching to Queensland this election?

It's an election year and both Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten are heading to Queensland. But why?