Mungo MacCallum was a political journalist and commentator. His books include Run Johnny Run, Poll Dancing, and Punch and Judy. Much of his work can be found here: The View from Billinudgel.
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Welcome to the hung parliament
This minority government could lead to some much-needed parliamentary reform
Promo ScoMo and commodifying public space
The crass commercialism of last week’s promotion on the Opera House was a step too far
The Senate’s state of error
It started as theatre of the absurd, but by the end the “it’s OK to be white” episode had become an improbable fairytale.
Morrison looks the other way
Mental health is taken seriously in Australia, but not for those incarcerated on Nauru
Australia Day: ScoMo doesn’t get it
The PM’s thought bubble about an Indigenous national day misses the point
Feeding the Muppets
What does the Morrison government have to offer in terms of serious policy?
Turnbull fires back
Unlike Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull never promised ‘no wrecking’
Dutton’s double standards
The au pair controversy may lead some to ask if the minister has any standards at all
Tony Abbott: from backbench rebel to backbench envoy on Indigenous affairs
This Clayton’s appointment has already come unstuck
Dutton’s defeat: a vestige of sanity prevailed
But Abbott will continue in his quest to wreck
Peter Dutton’s leadership ambitions
A reminder of why the minister’s recent dog-whistling should be of concern
Greg Hywood: the model modern chief executive
How Fairfax became a business at journalism’s expense
The Donald visits Europe
What does Trump’s reckless brand of diplomacy mean for Australia?
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