Mungo MacCallum is a political journalist and commentator. His books include Run Johnny Run, Poll Dancing, and Punch and Judy. Visit his blog, The View from Billinudgel.
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Not even weather-beaten conservatives can hold back the reality of climate change
Mateship at what cost?
It is not in Australia’s national interest to become involved in Trump’s vendettas
Climate of blame
Labor runs the risk of putting expediency over principle
Is there anything new in the blind partisan faith inspired by Donald Trump and Boris Johnson?
Balanced… on a precipice
The government celebrates as the economic outlook worsens
How good is Gladys Liu?
Scott Morrison ducks and weaves questions about the embattled MP
Peter Dutton’s tyranny
On the minister’s treatment of the Tamil asylum-seeker family and his pursuit of power
How lucky is Scott Morrison?
NSW Labor’s latest strife has been a blessing for the prime minister
Farewell, Tim Fischer
The former Nationals leader was a rare political beast
Making sense of CPAC
Why the Conservative Political Action Conference should not be dismissed lightly
Drawing a line in the sand: Garma festival 2019
Indigenous leaders have made it clear that the Uluru statement is not negotiable
Failing the sniff test
The government’s handling of the Crown allegations further erodes trust in the system
Julie Bishop’s and Christopher Pyne’s aspirational conduct
The former MPs prove that if you have a go you will get a go
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