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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Remembering the Silver Bodgie


Bob Hawke’s ability to build consensus reshaped Australia

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When journalists revolt


New Corp’s influence is being tested this election

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A rogue’s gallery


As the number of withdrawn candidates mounts, so too does public cynicism

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Murky waters


The watergate scandal may be clear as mud, but confirms much we already knew

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Much ado about Barry


On Humphries’s brand of confronting comedy and the renaming of the Barry Award

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Scott Morrison’s short-sighted defence of cars with grunt


Our leader remains in Luddite denial about electric vehicles

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The Coalition’s sudden budget backflip


Extending energy assistance to Newstart recipients is cynical in more ways than one

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ScoMo is no Gladiator


The Coalition’s win in NSW only highlights the PM’s shortcomings

The right reverts to form after Christchurch


Insisting that both sides are to blame does nothing to arrest far-right extremism