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Charlie Lewis

Journalist

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

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

What would happen to Donald Trump Jr in Australia?

What would happen to Donald Trump Jr in Australia?

If Donald Trump Jr had been a staffer for a politician in Australia, what would have happened? Quite possibly nothing much at all.

How long does Malcolm Turnbull have left?

How long does Malcolm Turnbull have left?

Political columnists have started to predict the "terminal stage" of the Turnbull government. Based on past experience, how long does his leadership have left?

The laws 'protecting' migrant workers all but guarantee they will be exploited

The laws 'protecting' migrant workers all but guarantee they will be exploited

And surprise, surprise, the Department of Immigration hasn't made things any easier for them.

Follow the PaTH to unpaid labour! It's easier than you think.

Follow the PaTH to unpaid labour! It's easier than you think.

Businesses can engage unpaid workers with minimal vetting and oversight under the PaTH internship program.

Crikey Worm: North Korean tensions ratchet up, Turnbull at the G20

Crikey Worm: North Korean tensions ratchet up, Turnbull at the G20

Tensions between Donald Trump and North Korea just keep escalating, Malcolm Turnbull has a busy day ahead at the G20, and the government sits on pollution statistics. It's the news you need to know, by Charlie Lewis and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Individuals should pay more tax, win for casual workers, Turnbull off to the G20

Crikey Worm: Individuals should pay more tax, win for casual workers, Turnbull off to the G20

Good morning, early birds. Individuals need to pay more tax, casual employees get a win, and the fallout from North Korea’s missile test continues. It’s the news you need to know, by Charlie Lewis and Max Chalmers  TAX MATTERS Tax dominates today’s news coverage following ATO Commissioner Chris Jordan‘s address to the National Press Club yesterday and the […]

Literal wage theft: employers force migrant workers to return their wages

Literal wage theft: employers force migrant workers to return their wages

Migrant workers are being forced to pay back large chunks of their wages. But don't hold your breath waiting for the government to do anything about it.

Crikey Worm: Medicare data stolen, Turnbull to pressure social media companies, North Korea tests another missile

Crikey Worm: Medicare data stolen, Turnbull to pressure social media companies, North Korea tests another missile

Malcolm Turnbull is looking to crack the whip on social media giants while the Medicare data breach fallout continues, and North Korea steps up its missile testing. It's the news you need to know, by Charlie Lewis and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: ABF boss 'on leave', bank levy could bring down Weatherill

Crikey Worm: ABF boss 'on leave', bank levy could bring down Weatherill

The South Australian opposition says it will block the proposed bank levy in that state, the head of the Australian Border Force has been placed "on leave", and Boral threatens to ditch an entire workforce. By Charlie Lewis and Max Chalmers.

Howzat: how the tide turns when unionists wear cricket whites

Howzat: how the tide turns when unionists wear cricket whites

How does the relatively sympathetic coverage of Australian Cricketers' Association pay demands compare with industrial action from any other union?