the view from billinudgel

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?