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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Attempts to encourage censorship and deliberate amnesia seldom work
Of course sports and politics should mix
They can and they do, and politicians only object when it’s a message they don’t like
Bob Hawke, we miss you
In retrospect, the Hawke years seem something of a golden age.
The crusade against same-sex marriage
The Church is inconsistent in its rhetoric on discrimination
Exhuming the Murphy allegations
Lionel Murphy was a singular personality – and it got him in trouble
An ugly same-sex marriage debate is just beginning
Malcolm Turnbull got his postal survey win in the High Court but still stands to lose
‘Socialist’ Shorten and the small businessmen
The government is becoming increasingly desperate to paint Labor as a poor economic manager
How can Turnbull overcome the Coalition’s ongoing poll woes?
Won’t somebody think of the Roman Catholics?
The buck stops here
Who will take the blame for the Commonwealth Bank’s latest scandal?
What is Foxtel doing with $30 million of taxpayers’ money?
It’s just the vibe of the thing
Section 44 of the Constitution is not an adequate way of gauging allegiance to Australia
On the bright side
It’s nice that Nick Greiner thinks a chat might end the Abbott–Turnbull war
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