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Charlie Lewis

Journalist

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

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

The Coalition has an interesting definition of merit

The Coalition has an interesting definition of merit

All this talk of merit and women's quotas has made us wonder: is everyone in the Liberal Party really there on skill, achievement and political nous alone?

How political parties select their leaders

How political parties select their leaders

Given this happens so often, it's worth knowing how it's decided.

Internal email reveals Border Force to cut jobs over Christmas

Internal email reveals Border Force to cut jobs over Christmas

Staff have been told "significant budget pressures" have led to the cuts which may extend to other states.

Crisis watch: the various dumpster fires threatening the Libs

Crisis watch: the various dumpster fires threatening the Libs

The Morrison government has been overwhelmed by so many catastrophes already -- and yet, somehow, there's more in the tank.

Marriage Alliance can change its name, but can it change policy?

Marriage Alliance can change its name, but can it change policy?

Marriage Alliance has rebranded as Binary Australia. We look back at the terrifying power such a small group seems to wield — and their constant failure in spite of it.

The weirdest right-wing takes on the Victorian election result

The weirdest right-wing takes on the Victorian election result

Just like in Wentworth, conservatives are determined to learn nothing from the shellacking they received in Victoria over the weekend.

A look back at those we've lost (and those we're amazed we didn't) in the Victorian election

A look back at those we've lost (and those we're amazed we didn't) in the Victorian election

In one of the strangest and most dogged elections in recent memory, Crikey takes a look at the candidates who, due to one scandal or another, couldn't go the distance.

The woman seeking minority government in Victoria

The woman seeking minority government in Victoria

She's a former social worker who was leading the Greens before she'd spent a second in Parliament; can Samantha Ratnam secure the Greens the balance of power?

Why is it illegal to call the PM a cunt?

Why is it illegal to call the PM a cunt?

We like to think we're a nation of hard-living larrikins. So why can we be fined for naughty language?

Is this the end for the great wheeler-dealer Harold Mitchell?

Is this the end for the great wheeler-dealer Harold Mitchell?

Harold Mitchell's power in Australian media and culture is staggering. What will ASIC's recent charges mean for the prominent businessman?