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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.

The Irishman, Netflix, and cinema's long fade to black

The Irishman, Netflix, and cinema's long fade to black

That so few cinemas were willing to play Martin Scorsese's latest gangster epic ahead of its release on Netflix later in the year says a lot about where the industry and the artform are heading.

Porn and politics: getting intimate with the Eros Association

Porn and politics: getting intimate with the Eros Association

The Eros Association's annual adult industry night is a reminder that there's a passionate resistance to Australia's moralising over adult content.

Monica Lewinsky and the UNSW's Hidden Centre for Secret Ideas

Monica Lewinsky and the UNSW's Hidden Centre for Secret Ideas

The UNSW Centre for Ideas doesn't seem too keen on sharing those ideas with the public.

The media legacy of a forgotten comic's extraordinarily racist act

The media legacy of a forgotten comic's extraordinarily racist act

Beers' legacy is more than just another illustration of the contortions journalists will perform to avoid calling something racist.

A beginner's guide to Angus Taylor

A beginner's guide to Angus Taylor

Energy Minister Angus Taylor finds himself in the middle of a political scandal. And it's far from the first time.

Why are so many people still buying porn mags?

Why are so many people still buying porn mags?

Someone needs to tell them about the internet...

The Australian's Holy War against Kristina Keneally continues

The Australian's Holy War against Kristina Keneally continues

Labor's Home Affairs spokesperson is seriously copping it from News Corp again.

The man we left behind

The man we left behind

The Australian media this week launched a vociferous public campaign decrying attacks on journalists and whistleblowers. But what about Julian Assange?

Hey, we've all said things about Alan Jones...

Hey, we've all said things about Alan Jones...

News Corp is up in arms because Jacinda Ardern called Alan Jones a 'git' seven years ago. Of course, there's more to the story...

More wage trouble brewing at the ABC?

More wage trouble brewing at the ABC?

Poor old Aunty is facing accusations of wage theft. And a $22 million bill could be just the beginning...