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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.

New Greens book takes on the tussle at the core of a movement

New Greens book takes on the tussle at the core of a movement

At the very foundation of the Greens are many of the maladies that afflict them today. Paddy Manning's new book lays them bare.

How Paul Ramsay triggered an unseemly brawl over Western civilisation

How Paul Ramsay triggered an unseemly brawl over Western civilisation

Paul Ramsay left no specific instructions for how his $3 billion estate should be spent. This created a vacuum into which friends and associates stepped, arguing their own interpretations of Ramsay’s final wishes.

The quiet life and noisy legacy of a relatively unknown billionaire

The quiet life and noisy legacy of a relatively unknown billionaire

Who exactly was Paul Ramsay? Why did he remain virtually unknown to the Australian public? And why is his legacy mired in the kind of controversy he never attracted in life?

‘He was more like the local priest than the local megalomaniacal billionaire’

‘He was more like the local priest than the local megalomaniacal billionaire’

Paul Ramsay's influence wasn't just confined to our shores, he also had a number of business interests in the US and owned a plantation in Louisiana, casting some perspective on his 'western values'.

What is holding the Ramsay Centre back?

What is holding the Ramsay Centre back?

After an eternity of negotiations with universities around Australia, the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation seems barely any closer to finding a true home.

The real, enduring conspiracy behind the murders of Tupac and Biggie

The real, enduring conspiracy behind the murders of Tupac and Biggie

Following Tupac and Biggie's deaths, scores of suspects and witnesses were killed and rumours immediately billowed out like smoke. Why do these conspiracy theories hold so much sway?

The concentrated brilliance of Diego Maradona

The concentrated brilliance of Diego Maradona

A new film explores the spectacular rise and fall of Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona — a star who was messy, ragged, political and human.

What would it take to see hospitality wage thieves held to account?

What would it take to see hospitality wage thieves held to account?

With rampant exploitation regularly exposed in the hospitality industry, Crikey looks into what's allowing wage theft and worker exploitation to continue.

The government resumes its war on returning foreign fighters

The government resumes its war on returning foreign fighters

The Australian government has for years tried to delay or block Australian citizens from returning from overseas war zones. Crikey looks at the legal hurdles still standing in the way.

What's next for Indigenous reparations?

What's next for Indigenous reparations?

Queensland may have agreed to pay Indigenous workers whose wages were stolen by the state, but the national issue of reparations is far from over.