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Charlie Lewis

Journalist

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

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

When did Mark Latham become so ... Mark Latham?

When did Mark Latham become so ... Mark Latham?

What happened? How did a man who was a breath away from the highest office in the land become political poison? Come with us as we chart the fall and fall of Australia's biggest dodged bullet.

Does that No-voting kids' entertainer have an unfair dismissal case?

Does that No-voting kids' entertainer have an unfair dismissal case?

There will be no smiles for management at Capital Kids Parties, but would Madeline's case hold water?

Who is Karina Okotel and why does she dislike marriage equality so much?

Who is Karina Okotel and why does she dislike marriage equality so much?

Unlike Lyle Shelton, Karina Okotel has come seemingly from nowhere to become one of the faces of the No campaign.

Yes and No campaigners face a problem not seen in Australia since 1922

Yes and No campaigners face a problem not seen in Australia since 1922

The last time Australian voters had a non-compulsory vote in a federal election, less than 60% of eligible voters turned up. Dealing with a opt-in vote, how do the Yes and No campaigns convert people's support into actual votes?

Secret documents reveal the No campaign's strategy to manipulate you

Secret documents reveal the No campaign's strategy to manipulate you

Step 1: talk about freedom. Step 2: talk about the children. Step 3: mention the 260 genders that will result from a Yes vote.

Crikey Worm: High Court rules on marriage equality postal vote

Crikey Worm: High Court rules on marriage equality postal vote

Good morning, early birds. Both sides of the debate steel themselves after the High Court rules that the marriage equality postal survey can go ahead, and the to and fro over energy continues. It's the news you need to know, with Charlie Lewis.

Border Force overpays officers, then threatens to call debt collectors

Border Force overpays officers, then threatens to call debt collectors

In just the latest blow to staff morale, Border Force staff are facing the prospect of having mistakenly credited annual leave deducted from their wages.

Was Pauline Hanson actually allowed to wear that burqa in Parliament?

Was Pauline Hanson actually allowed to wear that burqa in Parliament?

Can you bring hats into Parliament? Props? Stunt outfits, like Pauline Hanson's burqa?

Crikey Worm: wages to rise, Turnbull backs coal (but AGL doesn't)

Crikey Worm: wages to rise, Turnbull backs coal (but AGL doesn't)

Confusion continues to reign with Australia's energy policy, wages are set to rise (eventually), and the Socceroos' World Cup qualification hangs by a thread. It's the news you need to know, by Charlie Lewis and Cassidy Knowlton.

Things the Solicitor-General thinks are fine (who are constitutional lawyers to disagree?)

Things the Solicitor-General thinks are fine (who are constitutional lawyers to disagree?)

Stephen Donaghue says the government is on rock-solid ground in both the same-sex marriage postal survey and the sticky question of citizenship. But remember what happened to the last guy who gave advice the government did not like?