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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.

Don't call him by his name: Australian media and the Christchurch shooter

Don't call him by his name: Australian media and the Christchurch shooter

In the days following the Christchurch terror attack, Jacinda Ardern implored the world not to use the killer's name. Has the Australian media paid attention?

Can Morrison's 'digital gurus' save Boris Johnson?

Can Morrison's 'digital gurus' save Boris Johnson?

The strategists credited with the Liberal Party's digital wins at the election are taking their skills to the beleaguered UK Tories.

Nick Xenophon seeks the spotlight yet again

Nick Xenophon seeks the spotlight yet again

Nick Xenophon says his new law firm won't be afraid to defend its clients publicly. Given his behaviour during his time in politics, we can't say we're surprised.

Passion and principle: Penny Wong is far from done

Passion and principle: Penny Wong is far from done

Margaret Simons' biography reveals a politician who is determined to beat the bullies, the racists and the homophobes by being the smartest and toughest person in the room.

A brief history of the West abandoning the Kurds

A brief history of the West abandoning the Kurds

Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria is just the latest in a long line of examples of the West abandoning its Kurdish allies.

Who's writing 'the climate change story' at the Oz?

Who's writing 'the climate change story' at the Oz?

A strange ad attacking renewable energy appeared in the News Corp papers yesterday. Its source: the Climate Study Group.

The violent protests that aren't making the front page

The violent protests that aren't making the front page

When it comes to the deadly protests currently taking place in Iraq, the silence from Australia's politicians and media commentators has been deafening.

A short history of the media promising us hypersonic space planes 

A short history of the media promising us hypersonic space planes 

Sydney to London in just four hours! Have you heard the news?

How does ICAC gather information?

How does ICAC gather information?

Ever wondered how NSW's Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) gathers information during investigations? Crikey explains.

'I think he's still dangerous': capturing Steve Bannon's post-Trump career

'I think he's still dangerous': capturing Steve Bannon's post-Trump career

A new documentary, The Brink, follows former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon as he searches for footholds for his murky brand of populism.