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Charlie Lewis

Journalist

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

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

No aid from Abetz: how GetUp became Eric's favourite political target

No aid from Abetz: how GetUp became Eric's favourite political target

Eric Abetz and the right have long tried to have GetUp taken off the political map, and have resorted to some pretty interesting tactics.

Should experts commenting on euthanasia laws have to disclose their religious ties?

Should experts commenting on euthanasia laws have to disclose their religious ties?

At what point, if any, does religious conviction corrupt expert opinion?

What is the Iran nuclear deal and why is Trump so huffy about it?

What is the Iran nuclear deal and why is Trump so huffy about it?

The "Iran Deal" has been long been described by Donald Trump as the "worst deal ever". So what does his refusal to re-certify the agreement mean?

'The government often responds to rulings they don't like by giving ministers greater powers'

'The government often responds to rulings they don't like by giving ministers greater powers'

Whenever the government runs into opposition from someone claiming it has broken the rules, the solution is simple: just rewrite the rules.

How Aurizon blazed a trail for companies wanting to fuck over their employees

How Aurizon blazed a trail for companies wanting to fuck over their employees

The number of applications to terminate agreements across industries has exploded in recent years. And there's one company largely responsible for this trend.

What's a guy gotta do to get suspended from Twitter around here?

What's a guy gotta do to get suspended from Twitter around here?

Rose McGowan got her account suspended in the aftermath of her Harvey Weinstein related tweet-storm. But just how easy or hard is it to get yourself kicked off Twitter?

The broad multi-faith prayer room: where does your god stand on marriage equality?

The broad multi-faith prayer room: where does your god stand on marriage equality?

We've heard all sorts of view from people claiming to represent God's will in the marriage equality debate. But just where do all the major religions stand on marriage equality?

Do broadcasters have to air both sides of the marriage equality debate?

Do broadcasters have to air both sides of the marriage equality debate?

We have been seeing a great deal of Lyle Shelton on our screens for the duration of the marriage equality debate. That's unlikely to change.

Does media coverage of mass shootings lead to yet more mass shootings?

Does media coverage of mass shootings lead to yet more mass shootings?

By raking over every detail of a mass shooter's life, are we telling any loner with a grudge and a yearning for recognition that this is an option?

Marriage equality debate somewhere over the rainbow for local council

Marriage equality debate somewhere over the rainbow for local council

Monash City Council has (sort of ) declared support for marriage equality -- so why won't councillors even discuss putting up some rainbow lights?