Mungo MacCallum

Mungo MacCallum
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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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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Shooting beyond the Moon


Reflecting on the Apollo 11 mission as Mars beckons

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Judge stymies Albanese’s plans to expel Setka from ALP


A protracted battle is the last thing the Opposition needs

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The government’s perverse pursuit of surplus


Aiming to be back in black in the current climate is bad economics

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The autopsies of Turnbull’s demise have resumed


The latest revelations about the events of 2018 have echoes of 1975

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The Australian’s crusade on free speech in universities

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What Bob Hawke meant by aspiration


Last week’s memorial was a fitting send-off for an inspirational leader

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Testing faith


On Israel Folau, free speech and the problem with religious fundamentalism

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Where to for Indigenous recognition from here?


All eyes are on Ken Wyatt in Scott Morrison’s otherwise underwhelming ministry