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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.

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.

Clive Palmer (Image: AAP/Dan Peled)

Tips and Murmurs: Clive Palmer v the kids ... Facebook fight ... a more perfect union

Clive Palmer fails to strike out human rights objections to his new coal mine. Plus more tips and murmurs from the Crikey bunker.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews addresses the media (Image: AAP/Erik Anderson)

Daniel Andrews: the machine man brought to life on our screens every day

The Victorian premier has inspired love and loathing, but his hardline stance on lockdown could be his political undoing.

Andrew Hastie (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Tips and Murmurs: Blogged out ... Hastie presses buttons ... ScoMo's cubby

Has Facebook already started restricting Australians' posts? Plus more tips and murmurs from the Crikey bunker.

Dennis Shanahan (Image: Supplied)

Tips and Murmurs: The Shanahan curve ... crossing the ALPs ... freedom cafe

What did Dennis Shanahan have to say to Crikey about his 'secret government modelling' story?

(Image: AAP/Darren Pateman)

Tips and Murmurs: Arsonists fizzle out ... What tourism wants from News ... AaahBC

No arson in NSW bushfire season, the ABC slightly cheers us up, and tourism operators leave publishers in no doubt what they want.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton (Image: AAP/Sam Mooy)

Tips and Murmurs: Spud Dutton's mash-up ... Shanahan curve update ... Nine and Oz find common ground

A unity ticket between Nine and News Corp, checking in on the Shanahan curve, and is Peter Dutton changing roles?

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