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Charlie Lewis

Journalist

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

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

The Living Wage: a view from across the ditch

The Living Wage: a view from across the ditch

Crikey speaks to a series of New Zealand employment law experts to gauge the impact of the living wage on their country.

Would Sam Dastyari have been justified punching the racists who abused him?

Would Sam Dastyari have been justified punching the racists who abused him?

A question that returns to us with dispiriting regularity flared up again over night, with Sam Dastyari's run-in with the far right -- when, if ever, is it OK to punch a Nazi?

Political donations: where to find out who is lobbying legislators

Political donations: where to find out who is lobbying legislators

The transparency around political donations is borderline nonexistent, so where can you go to find out where the money comes from and where it goes?

Is the ACTU telling the whole truth about a 'living wage'?

Is the ACTU telling the whole truth about a 'living wage'?

The Australian Council of Trade Unions' call for a living wage in Australia goes against what they've asked for for the last 20 years, according to one of Australia's pre-eminent workplace academics.

What you need to know about Manus Island

What you need to know about Manus Island

Greens Senator Nick McKim, the only Australian politician on Manus to watch the detention centre close, calls it an "escalating humanitarian emergency".

Now Joyce is gone, Labor can run amok. Banking royal commission anyone?

Now Joyce is gone, Labor can run amok. Banking royal commission anyone?

Now that the government has lost a vote in the House of Representatives, are we going to see that banking royal commission that Labor and the crossbench have been pushing so hard for?

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.