In a suburban hair salon, a Muslim woman suddenly feels unwelcome in the country she has loved for 40 years.
In politics, alternative facts exist. And they always have.
Under the government's new rules, a company will be able to have TV, radio and print outlets in the same market.
Why are we increasingly seeing voters support candidates whose policies are, superficially at least, against their own interests?
Tony Abbott was commenting on a motion for a ban George Christensen will move when the Nationals' federal conference meets this weekend.
Michelle Grattan and Deep Saini discuss the week in politics.
Pauline Hanson's stunt of wearing a burqa into the Senate on Thursday drew a swingeing attack from George Brandis.
Pauline Hanson's One Nation has won major measures to increase scrutiny of the ABC and potentially clip its wings.
Pauline Hanson is set to move that the High Court consider the eligibility of her One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts.
There has been much attention paid to the widespread resurgence of populism. Restorationism in Western democracies is a subset of this.
While a lot of people just shrug impatiently at insider politics, a substantial number have turned to 'outsider' players.
Local neighbourhoods where Asians and Muslims form a majority are almost entirely concentrated in Australia’s two major cities – Sydney and Melbourne.
Evidence shows that the senator's comments on the burden of children with disability are misleading.
National security is a more complex issue in the UK these days, after a decade and a half of unpopular wars and years punctuated by regular, deadly terrorist attacks.
The University of Canberra's Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
In an uncertain world, we have to accept and deal with modest dangers for the sake of the wider good, which includes fulfilling the obligations of a rich and privileged country.
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.
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'.
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.