Those who are most likely to be interested in protectionism and curbing immigration are not necessarily the ones who are most vulnerable economically.
How can we explain that wealth is associated with protectionism and support for populist leaders?
Pauline Hanson claimed poll results showing high levels of opposition to Muslim immigration were understated.
Survey findings are typically considered in isolation in the media, with no understanding of context, of what is within and what is beyond the expected.
A ‘humble outback structure’: a former Afghan cameleer’s mosque in Bourke NSW.
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Those opposed to the building of new mosques don't recognise their long history here, or potential to support Australian ideals. Mosques are part of our suburban landscape and can help overcome fears about Islam.
Greens senators staged a walkout during Pauline Hanson’s maiden speech.
The normal rules of political engagement – coherence, consistency, fact, logic, proportion – do not apply to members of the paranoid right like Pauline Hanson.
One Nation senator Pauline Hanson wants a ban on further Muslim immigration to Australia.
Public attitudes toward migration are a key driver of political instability and controversy across Europe and North America.
Politicians and those who wish to preserve the progressive achievements of the past must make their own pivot to a better understanding of the real world concerns of ordinary, hard working folk.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson addresses the Senate.
In her maiden speech to the Senate, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson said Australia is in danger of being swamped by Muslims. What does the data say?
The government needs to tot up more wins, and quite quickly – and not just on budget matters but on other issues too.
Finally – though who knows for how long – we see signs of the Turnbull government pulling up its socks.
Pauline Hanson is back, and has three senators with her.
Pauline Hanson used her second maiden speech to parliament to hit out at Muslims, foreign ownership and immigration.
Earlier this year, Australian writer Don Watson visited the United States, observing the race for the presidency.
Tea Party supporters have been demanding to be heard for a long time.
We are witnessing the global rise of populism. Once seen as a fringe phenomenon from another era or only certain parts of the world, populism is a mainstay of politics today across the globe.
We will get an early insight into the Turnbull government’s likely approach to dealing with the Senate crossbench.
The returned Turnbull government can now add arguably one of the most diverse and potentially volatile senates ever to be elected in Australia to its list of political problems.
Like the proverbial phoenix, One Nation has again risen in Australian politics.
The Senate results suggest the Turnbull government will have to master the art of negotiation if it is to implement its policies.
Parliament gives Pauline Hanson a platform but also, for the first time, the opportunity for a seat at the table.
The election for the Senate hasn't ended well. To have four senators from One Nation in the upper house is worse than unfortunate.
How Pauline Hanson will use her influence in the Senate is unknown.
Pauline Hanson's One Nation has won four Senate seats – two, including Hanson's, in Queensland, one in NSW and one in Western Australia.
Pauline Hanson’s return to politics provides a catalyst for a likely intense debate over multiculturalism in the coming months and years.
How will the oft-proclaimed 'most successful multicultural nation in the world' handle the rumbling of multiculturalism's opponents?
The long peace is over but we don’t yet know what will come next.
Digital media has the power to inform, but it is also helping some to spread hate. Have we reached the tipping point between order and chaos at the global level?
Pauline Hanson, speaking on Q&A.
After a question from a Muslim audience member, Senator-elect Pauline Hanson said "your Grand Mufti won't even come out and condemn the terrorist attacks that’s happened overseas". Is that right?
Labor begins its next phase in opposition with bigger numbers in the parliament and with a new level of confidence as it confronts the government.
Online and offline activism are merging, as recognised by this protest against the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Racial abuse and violence and the intertwining of 'offline' and 'online' worlds call for new methods for opposing racism in public.