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 crystal ball
Only clairvoyance can explain some of the actions of the immigration minister
Bill Shorten stands up
The opposition leader has displayed several signs of backbone in recent weeks
We do not yet understand the forces Donald Trump has unleashed
The attorney-general’s reputation is in tatters after his solicitor-general stoush
Gestalt with a deadly weapon
A week of dithering over the Adler A110 brings the government’s incompetence into focus
Many members of government cannot be trusted to tie their own shoelaces
John Howard should not have been given an honorary doctorate, and neither should anyone else
A good day in The Hague
Australia’s tactics in the Timor Sea oil dispute have been shameful
The only thing Andrew Bolt wants to recognise is his own reflection
Who’s in charge?
Malcolm Turnbull still doesn’t seem to be calling the shots in Canberra
A polite friction
Malcolm Turnbull’s attempt to ignore Tony Abbott while pinching his policies is not working
Not a priority
The Racial Discrimination Act is a tool to encourage civility, not a draconian repression of free speech
The state of the Territory
Labor won the NT election in a landslide, but will much change on the ground?
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