"It is not my job, as Prime Minister of Australia, to run a commentary on the domestic policies of other countries," Malcolm Turnbull insisted, when pressed yesterday on why he had said nothing about Donald Trump's ban on Muslims from certain countries entering the United States, including Australian dual nationals.

Well, there's a funny thing -- because Turnbull has previously been perfectly happy as Prime Minister to run what very much looked like a commentary on the domestic policies of several countries.