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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Let the record stand


There is nothing learnt by erasing, or defacing, the past

Images of former prime minister Tony Abbott and former speaker Bronwyn Bishop.

Dubious honour


The Queen’s Birthday Honours list is not just anachronistic, it’s plain silly

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and US President Donald Trump at the G7 Summit in August 2019, in Biarritz, France.

Trump cad


Australia’s G7 invitation is a big opportunity, but Morrison should not play Trump’s protégé

Image of Gough Whitlam in October 1975

It’s about time


The High Court’s landmark ruling on the ‘Palace Papers’ is a win for Australian social democracy

Image of Energy Minister Angus Taylor.

Road map to nowhere


Angus Taylor’s road map is anything but an emissions reduction strategy

Image of Jack Mundey from the Tribune negative archive, 1972

Vale, comrade


Jack Mundey left the world a far better place than he found it

Image of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese with preselection candidate for the seat of Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain.

A many-cornered contest


A Coalition win in Eden-Monaro is unlikely, but would be regarded as another of Morrison’s miracles and a disaster for Albanese

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


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


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