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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Peter Dutton’s leadership ambitions
A reminder of why the minister’s recent dog-whistling should be of concern
The Donald visits Europe
What does Trump’s reckless brand of diplomacy mean for Australia?
Greg Hywood: the model modern chief executive
How Fairfax became a business at journalism’s expense
The Three Stooges
Hanson, Latham and Leyonhjelm are reminiscent of an irritating comedy act
David Leyonhjelm: libertarian, or just vicious?
The movement for freedom and equality has a dubious record on gender
Question Time: an utterly unedifying spectacle
Has this central democratic process devolved beyond dysfunction?
Picking on Aunty
Why the latest push to privatise the ABC is not new or surprising
Seriously scary times
What are the implications of the Trump-Kim summit for America’s allies?
The end of civilisation?
On the hyperbolic reaction to ANU’s decision to part ways with the Ramsay Centre
The Barnaby Joyce sideshow
Joyce is merely the most prominent of many embarrassments for the government
Why Andrew Hastie’s decision – taken without warning the PM – is unpardonable
Turning a blind eye to live exports
Just how bad do things have to get before we declare the system broken?
What’s in a name?
From Pig Iron Bob to Unbelieva-Bill: the trouble with nicknames in politics
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