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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Exhuming the Murphy allegations
Lionel Murphy was a singular personality – and it got him in trouble
‘Socialist’ Shorten and the small businessmen
The government is becoming increasingly desperate to paint Labor as a poor economic manager
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
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
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?
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