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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Image of a portrait of James Cook, by Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland (c. 1775) from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Cook and the culture wars

Society

Cook will be honoured, but his actions do not warrant fulsome adulation at the cost of Australian history

Image of someone reading a copy of Malcolm Turnbull's new book

Lost leaders

Politics

Turnbull’s tome is the latest showing of a Liberal PM turned apostate

Image of George Pell departing the Carmelite Monastery in Kew, Melbourne

Canonise

Society

George Pell’s supporters seek to canonise him, but he will never return to his former prominence

I see… a flattening curve

Politics

The purpose of the government’s COVID-19 modelling may not be what you expect

House of brief

Politics

Limiting parliamentary sittings is limiting our democracy

Opposing forces

Politics

Even during a time of crisis, history shows that partisan politics has a role to play

Language is a virus

blog

With information on COVID-19 changing constantly, the government needs to fine-tune its delivery

Image of Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton

The human side of Peter Dutton

Politics

Confirmation that the home affairs minister has COVID-19 is a grim reminder of just how pervasive the virus is

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Foul play

Politics

The PM’s defence of the sports rorts saga debases democracy

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