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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Many members of government cannot be trusted to tie their own shoelaces
A good day in The Hague
Australia’s tactics in the Timor Sea oil dispute have been shameful
John Howard should not have been given an honorary doctorate, and neither should anyone else
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?
The Long Tan dilemma
How should Australians commemorate their battles in other countries?
Let the Games continue
The Olympics are not what they should be, but their ideal is worth remembering
Taking leave of our census
Government overreach is to blame for public suspicion of the census
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
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