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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How do you solve a problem like Bill Shorten?
The coal story
The prime minister’s argument for coal only goes so far
Bill Shorten’s Pacific jaunt exposed the limits of Labor’s climate ambition
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
A sour, bitter episode
Tony Abbott’s career will cast a long and oppressive shadow
Whatever happens in politics this week, the media will be the winner
Force of reckoning
While thousands of refugees stream into Europe, Peter ‘Border Force’ Dutton swings into Switzerland
Waiting for an apology
The Coalition’s record on native title is nothing to be proud of
Bombs over Raqqa
Australian military involvement in the middle east is all about politics at home
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