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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COVID-19’s long shadow
The virus exposes the increasing difficulty of Australia’s balancing act between China and the US
Turnbull’s legacy costs
The former PM’s promise to legislate a religious freedom bill has ensured the culture wars rage on
A gap too far
Despite fine words in response to the latest Closing the Gap report, the PM insists that politicians know best when it comes to the question of recognition
Bridget McKenzie’s resignation from cabinet is too little, too late
Change the date… but to when?
The time to celebrate Australia will be when it has recognised its First Nations people and become a republic
Not even weather-beaten conservatives can hold back the reality of climate change
Climate of blame
Labor runs the risk of putting expediency over principle
Mateship at what cost?
It is not in Australia’s national interest to become involved in Trump’s vendettas
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
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