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Charlie Lewis

Journalist

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

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

Zali Steggall at the business end of Warringah

Zali Steggall at the business end of Warringah

What do the locals make of Abbott's competition? They quite like her. Or at least they want to like her.

Climate change debate and the empty chair

Climate change debate and the empty chair

As the campaign proper gears up, climate change is being pushed as a front and centre issue by almost every candidate. But where's Tony?

Welcome to the fight for Warringah

Welcome to the fight for Warringah

Tony Abbott is in danger of losing his seat for the first time in 25 years. The implications for the Liberals and, beyond that, our understanding of Australian politics are huge.

A culture war-free explainer on electric cars in this election

A culture war-free explainer on electric cars in this election

From sales targets to ute bans and charging times, Crikey digs into the truth behind the electric car spin.

Selling access: a who's who of politicians-turned-lobbyists

Selling access: a who's who of politicians-turned-lobbyists

The ranks of lobby groups in Australia will always be teeming with ex-politicians. Crikey takes a look at a few notable examples...

Playing the Equivocation Game with Bill Shorten and the ALP

Playing the Equivocation Game with Bill Shorten and the ALP

All the things Bill Shorten wants us to think he's said, even though he didn't actually say them.

Does anyone in Australia think Newstart is adequate?

Does anyone in Australia think Newstart is adequate?

Last night's budget was the 25th without an increase (in real terms) to the Newstart unemployment benefit.

Notable dissenters: when and why politicians go off-script

Notable dissenters: when and why politicians go off-script

It used to be quite an event when an MP (particularly a minister) broke ranks with long-held policy positions.

Anatomy of a sting: how Al Jazeera blew the lid off One Nation

Anatomy of a sting: how Al Jazeera blew the lid off One Nation

How does an undercover sting go from investigating a powerful gun lobby to upsetting a minor party on the other side of the world? Crikey takes a look at how sting operations unfold.

The major stories Scott Morrison has denied this week

The major stories Scott Morrison has denied this week

There is an awful lot that Scott Morrison "can't recollect" at the moment.