The view from Billinudgel

There is a stark difference in how the Victorian premier and the PM approached their respective hot-button issues
By Mungo MacCallum
Attempts to encourage censorship and deliberate amnesia seldom work
By Mungo MacCallum
In retrospect, the Hawke years seem something of a golden age.
By Mungo MacCallum
Screenshot of Macklemore
They can and they do, and politicians only object when it’s a message they don’t like
By Mungo MacCallum
The Church is inconsistent in its rhetoric on discrimination
By Mungo MacCallum
Image of Lionel Murphy
Lionel Murphy was a singular personality – and it got him in trouble
By Mungo MacCallum
Malcolm Turnbull got his postal survey win in the High Court but still stands to lose
By Mungo MacCallum
The government is becoming increasingly desperate to paint Labor as a poor economic manager
By Mungo MacCallum
How can Turnbull overcome the Coalition’s ongoing poll woes?
By Mungo MacCallum
Won’t somebody think of the Roman Catholics?
By Mungo MacCallum
Who will take the blame for the Commonwealth Bank’s latest scandal?
By Mungo MacCallum
What is Foxtel doing with $30 million of taxpayers’ money?
By Mungo MacCallum
Section 44 of the Constitution is not an adequate way of gauging allegiance to Australia
By Mungo MacCallum
It’s nice that Nick Greiner thinks a chat might end the Abbott–Turnbull war
By Mungo MacCallum
Turnbull isn’t the only Liberal avoiding mathematical reality
By Mungo MacCallum
Turnbull cannot ignore Abbott and hope the problem magically disappears
By Mungo MacCallum
Is the factional infighting just growing pains or symptomatic of an identity crisis?
By Mungo MacCallum
What does the government think it will achieve with its proposed reforms?
By Mungo MacCallum

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