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Charlie Lewis — Journalist

Charlie Lewis


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


Crikey Quiz: can you tell the difference between Shane Warne and Donald Trump?

Crikey Quiz: can you tell the difference between Shane Warne and Donald Trump?

November 24, 2017 8 Comments

Can you tell the difference between one tanned, hair obsessed social media user and another?

Justice legacy: jailing the Butcher of Bosnia was a victory of process

November 23, 2017 2 Comments

Ratko Mladic, the "Butcher of Bosnia", will now die in prison, having been convicted of war crimes and genocide. As it winds down, what is the legacy the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia?

Smooth operators: Crikey’s top five all-Aussie political anthems

November 22, 2017 6 Comments

Our favourite (not necessarily in a good way) political party songs.

Killjoy-in-chief Turnbull poops the party

November 21, 2017 8 Comments

Lots and lots of parties have been ruined by Turnbull's last-minute captain's call to cancel the second-last sitting week of 2017.

The Living Wage: a view from across the ditch

November 10, 2017

Crikey speaks to a series of New Zealand employment law experts to gauge the impact of the living wage on their country.

Would Sam Dastyari have been justified punching the racists who abused him?

November 9, 2017 22 Comments

A question that returns to us with dispiriting regularity flared up again over night, with Sam Dastyari's run-in with the far right -- when, if ever, is it OK to punch a Nazi?

Political donations: where to find out who is lobbying legislators

November 8, 2017

The transparency around political donations is borderline nonexistent, so where can you go to find out where the money comes from and where it goes?

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

November 3, 2017

If Seven’s 6pm news bulletin beats Nine tonight in Sydney then it will have scored a rare Monday to Friday win over its rival in the country’s most competitive TV market, in the most competitive timeslot and in the most competitive part of the business — network news. This may sound like a side show, […]

Is the ACTU telling the whole truth about a ‘living wage’?

November 3, 2017 8 Comments

The Australian Council of Trade Unions' call for a living wage in Australia goes against what they've asked for for the last 20 years, according to one of Australia's pre-eminent workplace academics.

What you need to know about Manus Island

October 31, 2017 4 Comments

Greens Senator Nick McKim, the only Australian politician on Manus to watch the detention centre close, calls it an "escalating humanitarian emergency".