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Charlie Lewis

Journalist

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

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

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?

Tony Abbott thinks sport is just sport. We think he needs a history lesson.

Tony Abbott thinks sport is just sport. We think he needs a history lesson.

Tony Abbott thinks politics should be kept out of sports. We're sure he would be horrified to find out about the entire history of sport.

Why Tim Wilson deleted a tweet slamming Cory Bernardi

Why Tim Wilson deleted a tweet slamming Cory Bernardi

Tim "Freedom Boy Wilson swiftly deleted a tweet accusing Cory Bernardi of having a nefarious ulterior motive for robocalling a million people to prosecute the No case. But he is not at all sorry he tweeted it in the first place.

Abbott reckons Yes voters are the real bigots and thugs. The evidence suggests otherwise.

Abbott reckons Yes voters are the real bigots and thugs. The evidence suggests otherwise.

Is it really violence committed by, and behalf of, LGBTI Australians that has stained life in Australia in the weeks since the postal vote took centre stage?

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.