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Charlie Lewis — Journalist

Charlie Lewis


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


Tony Abbott thinks sport is just sport. We think he needs a history lesson.

September 29, 2017 5 Comments

Tony Abbott thinks politics should be kept out of sports. We're sure he would be horrified to find out about the entire history of sport.

Why Tim Wilson deleted a tweet slamming Cory Bernardi

September 29, 2017 10 Comments

Tim "Freedom Boy Wilson swiftly deleted a tweet accusing Cory Bernardi of having a nefarious ulterior motive for robocalling a million people to prosecute the No case. But he is not at all sorry he tweeted it in the first place.

Abbott reckons Yes voters are the real bigots and thugs. The evidence suggests otherwise.

September 28, 2017 22 Comments

Is it really violence committed by, and behalf of, LGBTI Australians that has stained life in Australia in the weeks since the postal vote took centre stage?

Energy experts decry Turnbull opting for convenience over clear policy

September 27, 2017 2 Comments

Short-sited goals, big egos and too much opining are hobbling Australia's energy goals, a recent meeting of experts has said.

WA MPs told us how they spend their $80k electorate allowance

September 26, 2017 1 Comment

MPs in WA get an allowance of nearly $80,000 every year and don't have to declare what they do with a cent of it. Crikey asked around and even the people who answered didn't really tell us where the extra cash went.

Election explainer: what happened in the German election?

September 25, 2017 19 Comments

Angela Merkel has retained the Chancellorship -- just -- and faces a series of challenges in the months ahead.

When did Mark Latham become so … Mark Latham?

September 21, 2017 16 Comments

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?

September 20, 2017 19 Comments

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?

September 19, 2017 22 Comments

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

September 15, 2017 4 Comments

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?