One Nation Party

EDITORIAL EXCERPT: Malcolm's Day of disappointment

<b>Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he is disappointed with Australians.</b><p>He said so on Tuesday (16/1/17), in a short video lecture posted to social …

Australia

Pauline Hanson wants farmers heard in banking commission

Pauline Hanson has warned the government not to limit the access of farmers and low income people to the banking royal commission, calling for the …

Pauline Hanson

New docos funded for ABC, SBS, Seven, TEN.

New documentaries on Jimmy Barnes, cult group The Family, homelessness, Aussie history and wildlife are amongst new projects funded by Screen …

TV (Australia)

Meet 'the next Pauline Hanson': One Nation fights to reclaim a fourth Senate seat

A woman once described as "the next Pauline Hanson" could snatch the another Senate seat for One Nation – restoring Pauline Hanson's bloc of four – …

Pauline Hanson

Dutton and Turnbull are Nazi enablers

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is Australia’s Donald Trump, writes John Passant. read now...

Malcolm Turnbull

Commentary

<b>15/01/2018 12:48:34 PM</b> -<p>With counting complete in the Bennelong by-election, the AEC has undertaken and released the final distribution of …

Elections

South Africa: Fake News, Financial Impact

How a fake, clickbait story spooked the rand<p>On January 9, a South African website ran the shock headline that the country’s long-serving President …

Journalism

Peter Dutton for prime minister!

Peter Dutton is a household name. Most Australians would see the inaugural home affairs minister as tough and politically incorrect — proudly so — …

Peter Dutton

Hanson gunning for Greens after their threat to CQ mines

Slams Bartlett's comments as 'ignorant, irresponsible and dangerous'

Pauline Hanson

A wish list for #auspol in 2018

Australian politics is off on its annual summer holiday, using all its available strength to eat as much ice-cream as possible and tolerate its …

Malcolm Turnbull

Australia used to be a successful multicultural country - it's not now

When John Howard suggested in 1988 that he might slow the pace of immigration from Asia, so as to avoid taking in more people than the population was …

Indigenous Australians

Media Hype, Imaginary Hobgoblins: Malcolm And Peter’s Politics Of Moral Panic

The media driven, politically exploited furore over ‘African crime gangs’ leads Ben Debney to wonder out loud who Australians should really be scared …

Peter Dutton

Ducks In A Row: Where We Are Now And A Look Back At 2017 – Australian Medical Cannabis Signpost

Where bullshit and cannabis are concerned there’s a ‘principle of assymetry’ currently at play known as ‘Brandolini’s Law’, after the Italian …

Cannabis

2017: A year of Turnbull, Trump and rampant neoliberalism

<i>John Passant looks back at the neoliberal year of 2017 and finds a steady, global undercurrent of resistance for trickle-down campaigns of the kind</i> …

Social Justice

Declassified spy manual shows threats to Australia

In the mid-1990s, Australia’s domestic spy agency gave a secret handbook to the Keating Government on the threats and challenges Australia would face …

Pauline Hanson

In 2018 politicians must appease an angry middle class

At a key point in the fifth instalment of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, the young wizard opens up to his godfather Sirius.<p>“I just feel so …

J. K. Rowling

Robot truck drivers shape up as a heavy load

The robots are coming to the rescue. So screamed a headline about artificial intelligence. The article appeared recently in <i>The Times</i> of London and it …

Winston Peters

Cabinet papers 1994-95: How Keating's big agenda paved way for Howard's 1996 win

The PM’s vision included Australia becoming a republic and Indigenous reconciliation – but people just wanted jobs<p>Paul Keating used to say leadership was about painting on a broad canvas.<p>The 1994 and 1995 cabinet papers, released on Monday, reveal the full sweep of the former prime minister’s …

Economics

2017: The year Canberra went troppo, #MeToo mattered and Trump troubled all

Donald Trump emblazoned Demented on 2017 as forcefully as he ever stamped his own name on any hotel or casino or golf course or son. We watched the …

Brisbane

Hanson could wreak havoc at federal poll

Pauline Hanson's party One Nation has made a threat to contest every seat in Queensland at the next federal election in a move that could wreak havoc …

Liberal National Party

The year's creeping tide of racism

Was 2017 the year of the white supremacist? A friend put this to me recently.<p>My answer is no. It would be indulgent despair to declare we've lost to …

Racism

Hanson's One Nation planning to wreak havoc at federal poll

Pauline Hanson's party One Nation has made a threat to contest every seat in Queensland at the next federal election in a move that could wreak havoc …

Liberal National Party

Hanson could wreak havoc at federal poll

Pauline Hanson's party One Nation has made a threat to contest every seat in Queensland at the next federal election in a move that could wreak havoc …

Liberal National Party

Australian politics quiz of the year 2017

It has been a mind-bogglingly bizarre year in Canberra (and New Zealand). Have you been paying attention to some of the more unexpected moments?<p>Bob Katter’s intervention in the same-sex marriage debate became a global hit in November. How often did he claim a person was being torn to pieces by a …

Bob Katter

#5 TOP IA STORY OF 2017: Pauline Hanson lying high: The strange case of James Ashby's aeroplane

<b>Ross Jones broke the story of James Ashby's donated plane way back in January 2017, where it has gathered 14,500 unique views. This IA story was</b> …

Pauline Hanson

Warrawong mother’s angst after government denies autistic boy pension

TRYING TIMES: Louise Jane Maffullo and her 17-year-old autistic son Bryce Maffullo. Picture; Adam McLean<p>Warrawong mother Louise Jane Maffullo is at …

Autism

The 10 Most Batshit Insane Things That Happened In Australian Politics This Year

Even by its usual standards, 2017 was an extraordinarily dumb year in Australian politics.<p>My initial plan with this piece was to find every dumb …

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

The top viral stories that made the news in 2017

Here is a look at the moments that went viral in 2017.<p>1. Interview interrupted: When the kids gatecrash your interview on BBC television<p>When it comes …

Tarana Burke

George Street Christmas shopping reveals Sydney's nightlife potential

Your humble holiday columnist made a successful foray into Pitt Street Mall on Thursday night to finish his Christmas shopping. Forget your …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Dealing with the racist uncle and other Christmas dilemmas

Christmas is a time when our family skeletons and dark sides are the uninvited guests at the table, waiting in the wings, ready to stage an upset<p>If I had to choose the most divisive and confrontational family Christmas, I’d probably go with the 2014 brouhaha.<p>It’s a tough call — there have been so …

Opinion (UK)