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Charlie Lewis

Journalist

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

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

Public servant social media policy unenforceable, possibly unconstitutional

Public servant social media policy unenforceable, possibly unconstitutional

The new Turnbull government social media policy has been criticised as an attack of freedom of speech. But does it breach the constituion?

Selected highlights from the surreal, shamefully dishonest Trump-Turnbull phone conversation

Selected highlights from the surreal, shamefully dishonest Trump-Turnbull phone conversation

Malcolm Turnbull "held the line" against Donald Trump? We're not so sure.

Crikey Worm: CommBank faces record fines, terror plotters charged, Trump-Turnbull transcript revealed

Crikey Worm: CommBank faces record fines, terror plotters charged, Trump-Turnbull transcript revealed

Good morning, early birds. We now know exactly what Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and US President Donald Trump had to say to each other on that phone call, while the Commonwealth Bank is potentially facing hundreds of billions (yes, billions) in fines, and charges have been laid for two of the alleged Sydney terror plotters. It's the news you need to know, with Charlie Lewis and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: unis deal with damning sex assault report, and the under-40s losing out

Crikey Worm: unis deal with damning sex assault report, and the under-40s losing out

Good morning, early birds. The fallout begins after the largest survey into university sexual assault, and all news is bad news for the under-40s. It's the news you need to know with Charlie Lewis and Max Chalmers.

Farewell to Les Murray, a true Australian gentleman

Farewell to Les Murray, a true Australian gentleman

Les Murray believed in soccer, and we believed in him.

Crikey Worm: terror plane plot thickens, marriage equality back on the agenda, and Mooch out

Crikey Worm: terror plane plot thickens, marriage equality back on the agenda, and Mooch out

Good morning, early birds. Further details have emerged on the Sydney terrorist plot to bring down a plane, while the marriage equality push escalates, and the Donald and the Mooch part ways. It's the the news you need to know, with Charlie Lewis and Max Chalmers.

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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