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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The buck stops here
Who will take the blame for the Commonwealth Bank’s latest scandal?
It’s just the vibe of the thing
Section 44 of the Constitution is not an adequate way of gauging allegiance to Australia
What is Foxtel doing with $30 million of taxpayers’ money?
On the bright side
It’s nice that Nick Greiner thinks a chat might end the Abbott–Turnbull war
A simple case of arithmetic
Turnbull isn’t the only Liberal avoiding mathematical reality
He who must not be named
Turnbull cannot ignore Abbott and hope the problem magically disappears
The Greens’ colour wars
Is the factional infighting just growing pains or symptomatic of an identity crisis?
The thin edge of the citizenship wedge
What does the government think it will achieve with its proposed reforms?
All jokes aside
The Trump impression is just another eggshell for the PM to walk on
Theresa May and Malcolm Turnbull are both regretting their early elections
The opposition to the Uluru statement is dispiriting and frustrating but predictable
The mythical Menzies
The anniversary of Menzies’ forgotten people speech is a plea by the conservatives to get back to their roots
The non-existent coup
The rumours of Anthony Albanese’s leadership challenge have been greatly exaggerated
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