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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Dutton’s double standards
The au pair controversy may lead some to ask if the minister has any standards at all
Dutton’s defeat: a vestige of sanity prevailed
But Abbott will continue in his quest to wreck
Tony Abbott: from backbench rebel to backbench envoy on Indigenous affairs
This Clayton’s appointment has already come unstuck
Peter Dutton’s leadership ambitions
A reminder of why the minister’s recent dog-whistling should be of concern
Greg Hywood: the model modern chief executive
How Fairfax became a business at journalism’s expense
The Donald visits Europe
What does Trump’s reckless brand of diplomacy mean for Australia?
The Three Stooges
Hanson, Latham and Leyonhjelm are reminiscent of an irritating comedy act
David Leyonhjelm: libertarian, or just vicious?
The movement for freedom and equality has a dubious record on gender
Question Time: an utterly unedifying spectacle
Has this central democratic process devolved beyond dysfunction?
Picking on Aunty
Why the latest push to privatise the ABC is not new or surprising
Seriously scary times
What are the implications of the Trump-Kim summit for America’s allies?
The end of civilisation?
On the hyperbolic reaction to ANU’s decision to part ways with the Ramsay Centre
The Barnaby Joyce sideshow
Joyce is merely the most prominent of many embarrassments for the government
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