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Charlie Lewis

Journalist

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

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

Why are Macedonia and Greece brawling over a name?

Why are Macedonia and Greece brawling over a name?

What is the agreement between Macedonia and Greece that has brought thousands of their citizens to the streets in protest? Crikey looks at the nationalist movements and historical ambiguities at the heart of the issue.

Is the Christmas Island detention centre going to stay open?

Is the Christmas Island detention centre going to stay open?

The planned closure of the Christmas Island detention center is looking in doubt after reports that Peter Dutton "changed his mind". What exactly is happening on the island?

The art of the political interview: tips for news players

The art of the political interview: tips for news players

Young journo? Newbie politician? Crikey talked to the experts for tips on how the get the best out of an interview (or at least, avoid the worst).

Is this the beginning of the end of the gig economy?

Is this the beginning of the end of the gig economy?

Well, not exactly. But depending on what the Fair Work Ombudsman says about Foodora's contracting arrangements, it could force legislators to start thinking critically about the future of employment.

The Menzies and Mings: another guide to Australia’s (many) political dynasties

The Menzies and Mings: another guide to Australia’s (many) political dynasties

It's like Game of Thrones with only slightly less backstabbing. We continue our look into Australian political families.

In memoriam: One Nation senate team 2016-2018

In memoriam: One Nation senate team 2016-2018

As Senator Brian Burston shuffles inexorably toward the exit, we look back at the One Nation senators we've loved and lost in the past 23 months.

All in the family: there really are loads of Australian political dynasties

All in the family: there really are loads of Australian political dynasties

Thought we were finished? Crikey's adventure into Australian political dynasties continues.

Meet the man at the heart of the latest Chinese influence scandal

Meet the man at the heart of the latest Chinese influence scandal

Crikey takes a quick look at John Garnaut — the man Bob Carr describes as one of ''the leaders of the recent anti-China panic in the Australian media".

The art of the political interview: how to survive a bollocking from Barrie Cassidy

The art of the political interview: how to survive a bollocking from Barrie Cassidy

Wayne Swan, Nick Minchin and Anne Aly discuss courage under (journalistic) fire, and the dreaded He Who Shall Not Be Named (SPOILER: it's Laurie Oakes).

Is Victoria's new jail time for bad bosses just a meaningless gesture?

Is Victoria's new jail time for bad bosses just a meaningless gesture?

Victorian Labor has grabbed headlines by threatening to send dodgy bosses to jail, but it might not be so easy to put in action.