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Charlie Lewis — Reporter

Charlie Lewis


Charlie writes about industrial relations, politics and culture. Prior to Crikey he worked across government and unions and was a researcher on RN's the Daily Planet. He hosted the Alternative History on Triple R, and is an occasional host on Breakfasters.

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Tips and Murmurs: A use for Clive ... Melbourne fights back ... the joy of unity

Western Australian politicians use Clive Palmer as their go-to hate figure, Melbourne copes as best it can and is Quaden Bayles going to sue News Corp?

Pauline Hanson (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Tips and Murmurs: Hanson's poster ... NeoCons on the move ... Facebook targets the wrong guy

The Conservative Political Action Committee returns to our shores, aged care marketing vs the reality and Pauline Hanson passes around the hat.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Victoria's numbers continue, Ruby Princess won't go away, WA says no to Clive

Victoria has seen little respite in its troubling Coronavirus surge, more Ruby Princess questions are raised and Western Australians have a pretty emphatic answer for Clive Palmer...

Melissa Price (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Tips and Murmurs: Price is wrong ... virus scapegoating ... Wakelin fright

Melissa Price refuses to present in the presence of media, Queensland sees a grotesque media storm with COVID-19 scapegoats, and South Australia waste fight turns radioactive.

Basil Zempilas (Image: Seven West Media)

Tips and Murmurs: Good news for Karens ... Basil wears egg ... Trump plays on

Perth Mayor hopeful Basil Zempilas got more than he bargained for when he pushed a cohost for endorsement, and stop the press: Trump goes golfing... a lot. Plus other tips from the Crikey bunker.

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Unnecessary risk and utter confusion at Victorian COVID-19 schools

Teachers, principals and parents are still waiting for instructions on what to do when their students have been exposed to COVID-19 — but officials are leaving them in the dark.

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Tips and Murmurs: Albo-nomics ... Palmer on the border ... Foster the people

Albo goes for the throat (his own), Clive Palmer's misguided political play in Western Australia and UNSW responds to the Gigi Foster fallout.

Minister for Women Marise Payne

Tips and Murmurs: Women on the backline ... at home with Barnababies ... Sunday Age snooze-fest

Where in the world is the minister for women, and other Tips and Murmurs from the Crikey bunker.

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Let's call it 'JobShaker'

Good morning, early birds. The government prioritises industrial relations 'reform', and forecasting predicts that an extra 240,000 Australians are likely to lose their jobs by Christmas. It's the news you need to know, with Charlie Lewis.

Liberal backbencher Craig Kelly (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Tips and Murmurs: Kelly sets science straight ... Ita upsets ... Kerry's special treatment

Ita Buttrose's remarks about young people couldn't have come at a worse time, while Craig Kelly cites a peer-reviewed climate study... kind of.