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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A simple case of arithmetic
Turnbull isn’t the only Liberal avoiding mathematical reality
The Greens’ colour wars
Is the factional infighting just growing pains or symptomatic of an identity crisis?
He who must not be named
Turnbull cannot ignore Abbott and hope the problem magically disappears
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
Take it to the banks
The government was brave to stand up to the banks but the battle has just begun
The ban on gambling advertising during live sporting events is welcome and necessary policy
John Coates’ 27-year AOC tenure must end before real change can take place
The government is more concerned about opinion polls than solving real problems
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