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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Turning a blind eye to live exports


Just how bad do things have to get before we declare the system broken?

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What’s in a name?


From Pig Iron Bob to Unbelieva-Bill: the trouble with nicknames in politics

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A tale of two leaders: Malcolm Turnbull and Emmanuel Macron


They have much in common, and yet their approaches to leadership couldn’t be more different

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The bankers’ prime minister


Highlighting Shorten’s union past has awkward implications for the PM

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South African farmers: we will decide


Australia, refugees and the politics of fear

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The Commonwealth Games: inspired integration


The level of inclusion on the Gold Coast has been a breakthrough

Manus Island tourism


Is the former detention centre site a tropical paradise or hell on earth?

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It’s just not cricket


Sledging is unlikely to improve, on the field or in politics

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Don’t bank on it


The banking royal commission is unlikely to lead to lasting reform