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Charlie Lewis

Journalist

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

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

Energy experts decry Turnbull opting for convenience over clear policy

Energy experts decry Turnbull opting for convenience over clear policy

Short-sited goals, big egos and too much opining are hobbling Australia's energy goals, a recent meeting of experts has said.

WA MPs told us how they spend their $80k electorate allowance

WA MPs told us how they spend their $80k electorate allowance

MPs in WA get an allowance of nearly $80,000 every year and don't have to declare what they do with a cent of it. Crikey asked around and even the people who answered didn't really tell us where the extra cash went.

Election explainer: what happened in the German election?

Election explainer: what happened in the German election?

Angela Merkel has retained the Chancellorship -- just -- and faces a series of challenges in the months ahead.

When did Mark Latham become so ... Mark Latham?

When did Mark Latham become so ... Mark Latham?

What happened? How did a man who was a breath away from the highest office in the land become political poison? Come with us as we chart the fall and fall of Australia's biggest dodged bullet.

Does that No-voting kids' entertainer have an unfair dismissal case?

Does that No-voting kids' entertainer have an unfair dismissal case?

There will be no smiles for management at Capital Kids Parties, but would Madeline's case hold water?

Who is Karina Okotel and why does she dislike marriage equality so much?

Who is Karina Okotel and why does she dislike marriage equality so much?

Unlike Lyle Shelton, Karina Okotel has come seemingly from nowhere to become one of the faces of the No campaign.

Yes and No campaigners face a problem not seen in Australia since 1922

Yes and No campaigners face a problem not seen in Australia since 1922

The last time Australian voters had a non-compulsory vote in a federal election, less than 60% of eligible voters turned up. Dealing with a opt-in vote, how do the Yes and No campaigns convert people's support into actual votes?

Secret documents reveal the No campaign's strategy to manipulate you

Secret documents reveal the No campaign's strategy to manipulate you

Step 1: talk about freedom. Step 2: talk about the children. Step 3: mention the 260 genders that will result from a Yes vote.

Crikey Worm: High Court rules on marriage equality postal vote

Crikey Worm: High Court rules on marriage equality postal vote

Good morning, early birds. Both sides of the debate steel themselves after the High Court rules that the marriage equality postal survey can go ahead, and the to and fro over energy continues. It's the news you need to know, with Charlie Lewis.

Border Force overpays officers, then threatens to call debt collectors

Border Force overpays officers, then threatens to call debt collectors

In just the latest blow to staff morale, Border Force staff are facing the prospect of having mistakenly credited annual leave deducted from their wages.