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Charlie Lewis — Reporter

Charlie Lewis


Charlie writes about industrial relations, politics and culture. Prior to Crikey he worked across government and unions and was a researcher on RN's the Daily Planet. He hosted the Alternative History on Triple R, and is an occasional host on Breakfasters.

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Tip of the Day: Spies like us. No, really, spies actually like us

The intelligence community is once again trying to reach out to regular Australians. There's nothing creepy about it at all.

Tips and Murmurs: the light shines in South Africa ... heat turned up on unis

A South African community has had a David and Goliath win in court over mining in its area. Plus other tips and murmurs from the Crikey bunker.

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Tip of the Day: Mates not markets — the Liberals are addicted to private sector intervention

So once again, the party of the free market decides the market could use a little prod in the direction they'd prefer.

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Tips and Murmurs: One Nation finds friends ... The Age turns to crime ... giant novelty cheque, please

The Age lifestyle section becomes the crime beat, and why is the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils palling about with One Nation?

South Australian Parliament (Image: AAP/David Mariuz)

Keeping the lights on, South Australian-style

During an almost unparalleled financial crisis, SA Parliament has found $260,000 to spend on its chandeliers.

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Tips and Murmurs: Nat serious ... Trump watch ... travels in surveillance

John Barilaro puts on the tough guy act. Plus more tips and murmurs from the Crikey bunker.

WA Premier Mark McGowan (left) and WA Tourism Minister Paul Papalia (Image: AAP/Rebecca Le May)

Tip of the Day: WA's staycation drive fails to keep the bucks at home

Talk about shooting a perfectly good initiative in the foot. Wotif? WTF?

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, South Australian Premier Steven Marshall and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Images: AAP)

Why being an Australian premier is possibly the world's worst job

Could there have been a week with more state governments in distinct crisis all at once?

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Tips and Murmurs: Send in the greyhound clowns ... a guide to Hanson merch ... Morrison's limits of compassion

Greyhound racing tries to distract families from all the murdered dogs; plus more pain for Emirates ex-staff, and Gina Rinehart's interesting beef.

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Tips and Murmurs: Bob and Julie do the twist ... Qantas, cuts and COVID ... that's sooo unAustralian!

Bob Carr whistles a new tune on Julian Assange (if only he'd done anything about it?) while Qantas seems to be reaping the pandemic rewards. Plus other tips from the Crikey bunker.

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