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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What’s in a name?
From Pig Iron Bob to Unbelieva-Bill: the trouble with nicknames in politics
The bankers’ prime minister
Highlighting Shorten’s union past has awkward implications for the PM
A tale of two leaders: Malcolm Turnbull and Emmanuel Macron
They have much in common, and yet their approaches to leadership couldn’t be more different
South African farmers: we will decide
Australia, refugees and the politics of fear
The Commonwealth Games: inspired integration
The level of inclusion on the Gold Coast has been a breakthrough
Manus Island tourism
Is the former detention centre site a tropical paradise or hell on earth?
It’s just not cricket
Sledging is unlikely to improve, on the field or in politics
Don’t bank on it
The banking royal commission is unlikely to lead to lasting reform
Unholy trinity suffers a setback
The sacking of Roman Quaedvlieg is only a minor impediment to Dutton’s plan
The PM faces failing his own Newspoll test
What next if Malcolm Turnbull loses 30 successive polls?
Pokies industry wins in Tasmania
Gaming is the next corporate interest to govern in the state
Labor has the most to lose in the Batman by-election
Ged Kearney might be the right candidate in the wrong battle
Oh the hypocrisy
Last week abounds in examples of double standards
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