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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New year, same old story
Sexism is already making a strong showing in Australia in 2016
A swing and a miss
The North Sydney by-election result is bad news for Malcolm Turnbull
A new kind of innovation
Malcolm Turnbull needs to aim his disruptors at a different target
Brough and ready
The shadow of the Slipper affair still hangs over Mal Brough
Critics of a Muslim political party are misguided
How do you solve a problem like Bill Shorten?
Bill Shorten’s Pacific jaunt exposed the limits of Labor’s climate ambition
The coal story
The prime minister’s argument for coal only goes so far
A low-flying individual
As treasurer, Peter Costello waltzed through the boom years and achieved little
A bit rich
It’s hardly class war to mention the fact that class exists
Factions and fictions
Was Malcolm Turnbull joking when he said the Liberal party was not run by factions?
Sniper no sniping
Tony Abbott won’t be quiet and he won’t go away
A pain in the arts
George Brandis was a bad arts minister, but we’ve had worse
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