Charles is a Policy Analyst in the Indigenous Affairs team. He is working closely with Research Fellow, Sara Hudson on the Prosperity Project.
Charles has completed a Bachelor of International and Global Studies and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney. His honours thesis was on instances of political rhetoric surrounding the Scottish Independence Referendum of 2014.
As well as working at the CIS, Charles is employed as a statistician with Fox Sports Australia and as an extras actor for films such as Hacksaw Ridge.
Submission to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet – Consultation Paper: Indigenous Business Sector Strategy 26 May 2017 | CIS SubmissionWe believe supporting Indigenous businesses contributes to Indigenous empowerment. Unlike program delivery, which tends to be a more passive form of support, supporting Indigenous businesses is an active form of assistance. A multiplier effect occurs when people own a business…READ MORE
Media & Commentary
Brexit, Waxit, Caxit? 15 September 2017 | Ideas@TheCentreExits are the new black. The ongoing withdrawal of Britain from the European Union has seen ‘Brexit’ enter daily language. ‘Frexit’ and ‘Grexit’ popped up as France and Greece experienced their own surges of Euroscepticism. More recently, ‘Waxit’ saw Western…read more
Fostering Indigenous empowerment 18 August 2017 | Ideas@TheCentreOn n’est bien servi que par soi-méme: if you want a thing done well, do it yourself. Napoleon Bonaparte’s assertion still rings true. However, when it comes to Australia’s Indigenous programs, the policy stance seems to disregard empowerment. This damaging…read more
Corbyn crusade turns north 04 August 2017 | Ideas@TheCentreJeremy Corbyn’s summer crusade will land in Scotland as he continues a post-election charm offensive. Five days this month will be spent wooing voters in marginal seats as Labour attempt to capitalise on the flood of support that has engulfed…read more
Building Indigenous competitive advantage 13 July 2017 | THE SPECTATOR - FLAT WHITEThe ABC’s recent Alice Springs Q&A highlighted many key features of the Indigenous disadvantage debate — both positive and negative. While issues such as juvenile detention and domestic violence dominated, the discussion also raised the economic plight of remote Indigenous…read more
Scotland secession dreams smashed 16 June 2017 | Ideas@TheCentreNicola Sturgeon’s mandate for a second Scottish independence referendum has been shattered following the political earthquake of last week’s UK election. The Scottish National Party lost a third of their representation in Westminster and with it any realistic chance of…read more