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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.

When did Australian politicians become incapable of shame?

When did Australian politicians become incapable of shame?

Scandals like the one Bridget McKenzie is facing used to end careers.

Who speaks for us: Australia's international bushfire reps are a mixed bag

Who speaks for us: Australia's international bushfire reps are a mixed bag

Liberal backbencher Craig Kelly isn't the only odd choice international media has made.

Farewell, Will Hodgman. Here's what your future looks like

Farewell, Will Hodgman. Here's what your future looks like

What's next for the former Tasmanian premier?

Why are Australian women dominating men at the Oscars?

Why are Australian women dominating men at the Oscars?

Australian women are running rings around their male counterparts at the Oscars. Crikey takes a look at why.

Just a reminder that Morrison can send us to war whenever he wants

Just a reminder that Morrison can send us to war whenever he wants

If Scott Morrison thinks that a military excursion could turn his plummeting fortunes around, there's not much we could do to stop him.

The Crikey Awards: The Best of the Decade

The Crikey Awards: The Best of the Decade

It's been a big decade of Arsehats and heroes. So, who is the best of the best — and who is the worst of the worst?

The fires take two lives

The fires take two lives

Good morning, early birds. Two firefighters have been killed amid worsening bushfire conditions across Australia, and the banks will be forced to protect their investments against climate change. It’s the news you need to know, with Charlie Lewis.

And the 2019 Arsehat of the Year is...

And the 2019 Arsehat of the Year is...

In one of the most decisive wins in the award's history, 2019's Arsehat of the Year embodies all of the worst traits of the political class.

And the 2019 Person of the Year is...

And the 2019 Person of the Year is...

2019's Person of the Year consistently demonstrated the kind of qualities all leaders should aspire to.

'Jesus had a fairer go'

'Jesus had a fairer go'

Good morning, early birds. Republicans are getting desperate as Donald Trump’s impeachment debate nears its end, and Australia’s scorching summer shows no signs of relenting. It’s the news you need to know, with Charlie Lewis.