The University of Canberra’s Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
The AFP is evaluating a recording in which Pauline Hanson’s adviser James Ashby suggests a a scam on taxpayers.
Federal Labor is pushing hard on James Ashby. A prime motive is embarrassing the Coalition over preferences, ahead of the Queensland election, and the later federal one.
One Nation is in hot water over the leak of a secret recording that reveals James Ashby suggesting a plan to scam public funds.
At an extraordinary news conference, Hanson staffer James Ashby admitted the revelation was 'embarrassing', adding that it was a 'poor choice of words on my behalf'.
Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives party has amalgamated with Family First, which shares similar social conservative values.
While minor right-wing parties are advancing specific policy agendas, Australia's major right-of-centre force appears to be grappling with internal divisions about its policy direction.
In his latest Quarterly Essay, journalist David Marr delves into why Pauline Hanson attracts so much attention.
Pauline Hanson and her Senate colleagues have sniffed the wind on penalty rates.
The next big judgement day for Pauline Hanson will be the election in her home state of Queensland, due in under a year. Her vote there will determine how much fear she puts into the Coalition ahead of…
Pauline Hanson after her One Nation party performed worse than expected at the WA election.
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The controversial preference deal with the Liberals, and a disastrous campaign, saw One Nation perform worse than expected in Western Australia.
Malcolm Turnbull will have to work out how best to handle Pauline Hanson and One Nation before the next federal election.
For the national narrative, perhaps the most notable story out of the Western Australian election revolves around Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Turnbull. Despite the backlash from WA Liberal voters over the…
Former navy lawyer Mark McGowan is set to become the new premier of Western Australia.
The long-running and unpopular Barnett government has been ousted, ushering in a new Labor government led by former navy lawyer Mark McGowan.
The University of Canberra's Frances Shannon and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics
The paradox of Pauline Hanson’s campaign is that she is greeted as a celebrity on the streets, while members of her party have been turning on her bitterly.
Saturday’s Western Australian election will be decided overwhelmingly on state factors but its outcome will rumble into Canberra.
In our second podcast from the Western Australian election, we talk to Kim Beazley, especially about One Nation.
Donald Trump prioritises the nation-state and closed borders.
People are unhappy with the current state of affairs – but this is happening despite globalisation, not because of it.
WA Premier Colin Barnett faces a battle to retain office after the March 11 state election.
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While the Liberals' decision to preference One Nation on how-to-vote cards might be expedient in the short term, it could seriously cost them if they are returned to power.
Federally, the Liberals are running the line that Pauline Hanson and her party are different these days.
The decision by the Western Australian Liberals to do a preference deal with One Nation will bring some ripples for Malcolm Turnbull.
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation has suggested a national identity card.
One Nation's proposed national identity card is unviable and likely unconstitutional, so should not be entertained.
Rod Culleton’s future is up to the High Court, which is considering whether he had the right to contest the July election.
Biting insults have been exchanged as Western Australian senator Rod Culleton splits from Pauline Hanson, ahead of the High Court determining whether he will be turfed from parliament.
The success of One Nation in this year’s election is part of the populist push.
Academic analysis is often ignored – and this is an indictment not of readers, but of academics.
On September 15, 2012, a protest in Sydney by Salafi Muslims against an ‘anti-Islam’ film ended in violent confrontations with police.
One Nation has built on the racism of its original anti-Asian platform by linking Australia's secular society to its Christian origins and presenting Islam as incompatible with this way of life.
Pauline Hanson was furious last week after Rod Culleton broke ranks with One Nation over the backpacker tax.
Pauline Hanson has unleashed a new attack on her rebel senator Rod Culleton, declaring that things had 'gone to his head'.