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 Long Tan dilemma
How should Australians commemorate their battles in other countries?
Taking leave of our census
Government overreach is to blame for public suspicion of the census
Let the Games continue
The Olympics are not what they should be, but their ideal is worth remembering
A big concrete hole
Any attempt to shine a light on the conditions in our prisons should be applauded
Release the hounds
It was long past time for the greyhound racing industry to be shut down
A lovely war
The Chilcot report is a reminder of John Howard’s unapologetic and reckless enthusiasm for American wars
Farewell to the fallen
Saturday’s federal election halted the political careers of some well-known – and unknown – figures
Conservative Christian advocates of ‘traditional families’ ignore the example set in the Bible
Malcolm Turnbull’s dismissive response to the idea of a treaty with Indigenous people was unnecessary and unworthy
Err in Hastie
Andrew Hastie seems uncertain about his role as a backbench MP
Don’t mention the war
Is it time for the language of battle to be retired from politics?
Toeing the line
Members of the government have form when it comes to political interference with the federal police
The Duncan Storrar pile-on reveals double standards at work in the media
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