By Mungo MacCallum Bill Shorten has finally taken a firm position on the Adani coal mine: procrastination. The opposition leader tells us that when (not if – there can surely be no doubt of it) Labor becomes government, he will... Read More →
As even the most avid reformers admit, you can’t legislate for morality. There will still be politicians who endeavour to wriggle through the loopholes. But at least the net will be harder to evade. Perhaps the silly season has not been wasted after all.
So much for Malcolm Turnbull’s great fortnight in parliament, followed by his triumphant march through the marbled halls of New York and Washington. His claque of supporters raved, of course, but the paying customers – the voters – remained resolutely unimpressed.
It is easy to be cynical about the outcry over the corpse of four-year-old Aylan Kursi, found washed up on a beach just a little over a week ago. He was just one of many victims of the wars in Syria and Iraq, but he was the one that mattered, writes Mungo MacCallum.
Mungo: Even her most obstinate, deluded and purblind supporter (Tony Abbott) eventually realised that he would have to wake up from the nightmare that was engulfing the parliament, his government and most importantly himself.
T. Sharples, Tweed Heads. Not a reader of Murdoch's The Australian, I was however drawn in by the stories published last Tuesday on the passing of Tom Uren and just wanted to publicly say I thought the obituary written by our Mungo MacCallum one of his finest pieces.
There are times when our Prime Minister get mugged by reality. But it doesn’t mean that he has to like it.