Charlie Lewis — Journalist

Charlie Lewis


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


Is Justine Damond’s case being treated differently because she is white?

July 31, 2017 1

The response from public officials in Minneapolis is different to those in Ferguson. Lessons learned? Or is a white, female victim treated differently?

Did Canavan’s mum sign him up for Italian citizenship so he could vote for Berlusconi?

July 28, 2017 7

The 2006 Italian election was a tight race, and the first in which Australian-Italians could have their say. Is that why Matt Canavan's mother signed him up?

Roll up, roll up, the George Pell media circus is in town

July 26, 2017 7

Not a journalist in Melbourne was going to miss 10 minutes of George Pell at a filing hearing.

The Labor-Labour question: just how Corbyn-esque is Bill’s new inequality thought bubble?

July 24, 2017 17

The Labor Party seems to have discovered there is inequality in this country. Is Bill Shorten really having a come-to-Jeremy conversion?

Uni staff get harsh lessons in hardball negotiation tactics

July 20, 2017 5

Murdoch University has applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate its current agreement with staff. It says it doesn't play to cut their pay, but the precedent set by other industries suggests that is exactly what could be on the cards.

What would happen to Donald Trump Jr in Australia?

July 19, 2017 1

If Donald Trump Jr had been a staffer for a politician in Australia, what would have happened? Quite possibly nothing much at all.

How long does Malcolm Turnbull have left?

July 11, 2017 7

Political columnists have started to predict the "terminal stage" of the Turnbull government. Based on past experience, how long does his leadership have left?

The laws ‘protecting’ migrant workers all but guarantee they will be exploited

July 10, 2017 4

And surprise, surprise, the Department of Immigration hasn't made things any easier for them.

Follow the PaTH to unpaid labour! It’s easier than you think.

July 7, 2017 14

Businesses can engage unpaid workers with minimal vetting and oversight under the PaTH internship program.

Crikey Worm: North Korean tensions ratchet up, Turnbull at the G20

July 7, 2017

Tensions between Donald Trump and North Korea just keep escalating, Malcolm Turnbull has a busy day ahead at the G20, and the government sits on pollution statistics. It's the news you need to know, by Charlie Lewis and Max Chalmers.