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Charlie Lewis

Journalist

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

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

Two men escape from immigration detention, Border Force keeps schtum

Two men escape from immigration detention, Border Force keeps schtum

To hear Peter Dutton tell it, the real issue is "African crime gangs" in Victoria, but we hear there have been serious issues in Border Force since then -- perhaps should he stick to his knitting?

Keeping the people out of the house of the people: a history of security at Capital Hill

Keeping the people out of the house of the people: a history of security at Capital Hill

A new security eyesore at Parliament House has left many wondering, how did we get here?

Hello stranger: memory, love, and Moonlight

Hello stranger: memory, love, and Moonlight

Moonlight is rich, evocative and perfectly realised -- it's the best film of the year.

The 2017 Crikeys: Arsehat of the year and Person of the year

The 2017 Crikeys: Arsehat of the year and Person of the year

It's the most anticipated awards of the year -- who will be Crikey's annointed ones?

Unique conditions of the music industry allow sexual harassment to thrive

Unique conditions of the music industry allow sexual harassment to thrive

As victims from the music industry come forward with their stories, Crikey asks what is it that is unique to the music scene that allows this behavior to flourish?

'Apartheid is a very close parallel': life under the Protection Act in Qld

'Apartheid is a very close parallel': life under the Protection Act in Qld

Recently, Crikey updated our members on the status of the Queensland reparations scheme for stolen wages under the Protection Act. This second piece looks at the reality of living life as a legally determined second-class citizen.

Dasher's social media antics put the 'party' in Labor Party

Dasher's social media antics put the 'party' in Labor Party

As he (ahem) Dashes to the exit, Crikey commemorates our five favourite Sam Dastyari stunts.

What is 'parliamentary privilege' and can I use it to slag off my enemies?

What is 'parliamentary privilege' and can I use it to slag off my enemies?

How does parliamentary privilege work? Is it really an infallible get-out-of-jail-free card?

Who is the committee that could imprison Dastyari for his Chinese entanglements?

Who is the committee that could imprison Dastyari for his Chinese entanglements?

Senator Sam Dastyari lives appear to be running out, with more revelations and a referral to the privileges committee; is this the end for Dasher?

Will marriage equality lead to defunded private schools?

Will marriage equality lead to defunded private schools?

With marriage equality set to pass the house of representatives today, what, if anything, will change about religious schooling?