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Charlie Lewis

Journalist

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

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

Highlights from the Latham v Faruqi defamation case, presented without comment

Highlights from the Latham v Faruqi defamation case, presented without comment

The judge, while striking out Latham's defamation defence, called it "extraordinary". He was not wrong.

Manning doesn't pass government 'character test' — yet these people do

Manning doesn't pass government 'character test' — yet these people do

The government's threat to deny a visa to Chelsea Manning reminds us that, to enter Australia, it's better to be a chauvinist or white supremacist than a whistle-blower.

Author of controversial pro-North Korea piece has firebrand activist history

Author of controversial pro-North Korea piece has firebrand activist history

The controversy around a recent Honi Soit article about North Korea isn't all that surprising when you look at the history of its author.

A short list of useless concessions Turnbull made to the right

A short list of useless concessions Turnbull made to the right

A lesson for our new Prime Minister: Malcolm Turnbull sold out on nearly everything he could. It didn't help him in the long run.

Acute Misfortune is a tender yet strained story of how art feeds on its young

Acute Misfortune is a tender yet strained story of how art feeds on its young

The tale of the toxic and tender relationship between writer Erik Jensen and painter Adam Cullen is at its best when exploring the host-parasite relationship between subject and artist.

Who does Labor want to win the Liberal leadership?

Who does Labor want to win the Liberal leadership?

If Peter Dutton leads the Coalition to the next election, is it a slam dunk? We ask political insiders for the best bets.

What's the go with those mystery au pairs Dutton gave visas to?

What's the go with those mystery au pairs Dutton gave visas to?

Crikey takes a look at the curious case of some au pairs to whom Peter Dutton granted visas against best advice.

How long do PMs last after their first leadership challenge?

How long do PMs last after their first leadership challenge?

As Peter Dutton spends the morning outlining policy differences from Malcolm Turnbull, it's important to remember that it usually takes a few stabs to kill the king. We look back at how long modern prime minsters have lasted after they're first challenged.

The Queen of Soul on the other side of the sky

The Queen of Soul on the other side of the sky

Vale Aretha Franklin, the greatest singer of the 20th century.

Is Australia's parliament really 'united against racism'?

Is Australia's parliament really 'united against racism'?

Wait, Australian politicians don't like racism? When did that happen?