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Charlie Lewis

Journalist

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

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

The Queen of Soul on the other side of the sky

The Queen of Soul on the other side of the sky

Vale Aretha Franklin, the greatest singer of the 20th century.

Is Australia's parliament really 'united against racism'?

Is Australia's parliament really 'united against racism'?

Wait, Australian politicians don't like racism? When did that happen?

So, you've been accused of bullying: what are your rights in the workplace?

So, you've been accused of bullying: what are your rights in the workplace?

When it comes to upholding the competing rights of accusers and accused in workplace bullying cases, the legislation doesn't really cut it.

Goodbye's too good a word, so I'll just say fare thee well: five poisoned kiss-offs

Goodbye's too good a word, so I'll just say fare thee well: five poisoned kiss-offs

Honesty like this is not something we get a lot of in Australian public life.

Sky News no stranger to extremists and white nationalists

Sky News no stranger to extremists and white nationalists

Sky's repentant embarrassment over Sunday's interview with "activist" Blair Cottrell might imply this was all a terrible mistake on their part. History suggests otherwise.

The key legal change that enabled the Fairfax merger

The key legal change that enabled the Fairfax merger

The death of Fairfax has caused a lot of angst across the media landscape. But how did we get here?

Cricket Australia sacking: what are your rights when you're fired for tweeting?

Cricket Australia sacking: what are your rights when you're fired for tweeting?

There has been shock at the revelations that Cricket Australia has fired a woman for her non-work-related tweets. What are her options?

Riot racket: what does it cost for police to protect far-right trolls?

Riot racket: what does it cost for police to protect far-right trolls?

Protecting events put on by international far-right personalities has become a costly side gig for police.

"Let me explain": the best non-apologies of the week

It can never just be "I'm sorry", can it?

GetUp stands up to unsolicited emails from Abetz

GetUp stands up to unsolicited emails from Abetz

How did Eric Abetz get donors' email address? Turns out GetUp just straight up told him — something that they had quite openly said that they would do.