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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Err in Hastie
Andrew Hastie seems uncertain about his role as a backbench MP
Toeing the line
Members of the government have form when it comes to political interference with the federal police
Don’t mention the war
Is it time for the language of battle to be retired from politics?
The Duncan Storrar pile-on reveals double standards at work in the media
Friends like these
Peta Credlin and Abbott loyalists may cause serious trouble for Malcolm Turnbull
Bill Shorten does himself no favours by playing up his union past
An eye on the main chance
The career of Arthur Sinodinos has gone from bad to verse
Knees and elbows
The return of the unlamented Sophie Mirabella
A Bishop sacrificed
Bronwyn Bishop’s long career has come to a fitting end
If the government can’t face Labor in parliament, what chance does it have in an election campaign?
The idiot section
The wilful denial of Australian history still drags on
The government’s string of excuses for inaction on same-sex marriage is getting ridiculous
A failure of nerve
Malcolm Turnbull has caved to the conservative rump of his party on Safe Schools
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