the view from billinudgel

The ScoMo Express backfires

The PM’s farcical bus tour cements spin over substance as his brand

Welcome to the hung parliament

This minority government could lead to some much-needed parliamentary reform

Scott Morrison’s foreign forays

The PM concluded a week of patchy diplomacy with his first major speech on foreign policy

The Senate’s state of error

It started as theatre of the absurd, but by the end the “it’s OK to be white” episode had become an improbable fairytale.

Promo ScoMo and commodifying public space

The crass commercialism of last week’s promotion on the Opera House was a step too far

Morrison looks the other way

Mental health is taken seriously in Australia, but not for those incarcerated on Nauru

Australia Day: ScoMo doesn’t get it

The PM’s thought bubble about an Indigenous national day misses the point

Feeding the Muppets

What does the Morrison government have to offer in terms of serious policy?

Turnbull fires back

Unlike Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull never promised ‘no wrecking’

Dutton’s double standards

The au pair controversy may lead some to ask if the minister has any standards at all