Charlie Lewis — Journalist

Charlie Lewis


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


Two men escape from immigration detention, Border Force keeps schtum

January 8, 2018 3

To hear Peter Dutton tell it, the real issue is "African crime gangs" in Victoria, but we hear there have been serious issues in Border Force since then -- perhaps should he stick to his knitting?

Keeping the people out of the house of the people: a history of security at Capital Hill

January 8, 2018 8

A new security eyesore at Parliament House has left many wondering, how did we get here?

Hello stranger: memory, love, and Moonlight

December 22, 2017 3

Moonlight is rich, evocative and perfectly realised -- it's the best film of the year.

The 2017 Crikeys: Arsehat of the year and Person of the year

December 22, 2017 16

It's the most anticipated awards of the year -- who will be Crikey's annointed ones?

Unique conditions of the music industry allow sexual harassment to thrive

December 19, 2017 6

As victims from the music industry come forward with their stories, Crikey asks what is it that is unique to the music scene that allows this behavior to flourish?

‘Apartheid is a very close parallel’: life under the Protection Act in Qld

December 18, 2017 4

Recently, Crikey updated our members on the status of the Queensland reparations scheme for stolen wages under the Protection Act. This second piece looks at the reality of living life as a legally determined second-class citizen.

Dasher’s social media antics put the ‘party’ in Labor Party

Dasher’s social media antics put the ‘party’ in Labor Party

December 12, 2017 2

As he (ahem) Dashes to the exit, Crikey commemorates our five favourite Sam Dastyari stunts.

What is ‘parliamentary privilege’ and can I use it to slag off my enemies?

December 12, 2017 1

How does parliamentary privilege work? Is it really an infallible get-out-of-jail-free card?

Who is the committee that could imprison Dastyari for his Chinese entanglements?

December 11, 2017 8

Senator Sam Dastyari lives appear to be running out, with more revelations and a referral to the privileges committee; is this the end for Dasher?

Will marriage equality lead to defunded private schools?

December 7, 2017 16

With marriage equality set to pass the house of representatives today, what, if anything, will change about religious schooling?