Australian politics, society & culture

The view from Billinudgel

Who will take the blame for the Commonwealth Bank’s latest scandal?
What is Foxtel doing with $30 million of taxpayers’ money?
Section 44 of the Constitution is not an adequate way of gauging allegiance to Australia
It’s nice that Nick Greiner thinks a chat might end the Abbott–Turnbull war
Turnbull isn’t the only Liberal avoiding mathematical reality
Turnbull cannot ignore Abbott and hope the problem magically disappears
Is the factional infighting just growing pains or symptomatic of an identity crisis?
What does the government think it will achieve with its proposed reforms?
The Trump impression is just another eggshell for the PM to walk on
Theresa May and Malcolm Turnbull are both regretting their early elections
The opposition to the Uluru statement is dispiriting and frustrating but predictable
The anniversary of Menzies’ forgotten people speech is a plea by the conservatives to get back to their roots
The rumours of Anthony Albanese’s leadership challenge have been greatly exaggerated
The government was brave to stand up to the banks but the battle has just begun
The ban on gambling advertising during live sporting events is welcome and necessary policy
John Coates’ 27-year AOC tenure must end before real change can take place
The government is more concerned about opinion polls than solving real problems
Turnbull’s trip to India produced very little except another PR boost for the Adani mine