Australian politics, society & culture

The view from Billinudgel

What does the government think it will achieve with its proposed reforms?
By Mungo MacCallum
The Trump impression is just another eggshell for the PM to walk on
By Mungo MacCallum
Theresa May and Malcolm Turnbull are both regretting their early elections
By Mungo MacCallum
The opposition to the Uluru statement is dispiriting and frustrating but predictable
By Mungo MacCallum
The anniversary of Menzies’ forgotten people speech is a plea by the conservatives to get back to their roots
By Mungo MacCallum
The rumours of Anthony Albanese’s leadership challenge have been greatly exaggerated
By Mungo MacCallum
The government was brave to stand up to the banks but the battle has just begun
By Mungo MacCallum
The ban on gambling advertising during live sporting events is welcome and necessary policy
By Mungo MacCallum
John Coates’ 27-year AOC tenure must end before real change can take place
By Mungo MacCallum
The government is more concerned about opinion polls than solving real problems
By Mungo MacCallum
Turnbull’s trip to India produced very little except another PR boost for the Adani mine
By Mungo MacCallum
Tony Nutt takes the fall for the Liberal Party’s election campaign but could still be its biggest winner
By Mungo MacCallum
Latham’s sacking reveals the hypocrisy of the free-speech crusaders
By Mungo MacCallum
Turnbull is being dragged into an 18C crusade he cannot win
By Mungo MacCallum
The defenders of free speech are happy to shut it down when it suits them
By Mungo MacCallum
George Christensen’s resignation as National Party whip changes little
By Mungo MacCallum
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Australia drew attention to a growing consensus in the Labor Party
By Mungo MacCallum
Attacking Bill Shorten won’t give Malcolm Turnbull the policy legitimacy he needs
By Mungo MacCallum

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