Pauline Hanson has told the government it will need to drop its proposed watering down of the BOOT if it wants One Nation support.
Australia has its own populist tradition. Unlike the US, it is about protecting Australians from the outside world, not asserting their liberties.
Queensland’s result reinforces the theory that pandemic conditions favour incumbents. It also deals a blow for One Nation and Clive Palmer.
There’s a lot more to Queensland than jokes about Meter Maids and faded curtains. The October 31 election will have a bearing on the whole country.
As Labor’s Annastacia Palaszczuk and the LNP’s Deb Frecklington vie for Queenslanders’ votes, leadership, COVID and economic recovery are set to dominate debate.
When the One Nation leader sent ‘gifts’ to public housing residents, Australia Post stepped in to make sure they arrived.
Hanson has been largely unsuccessful in seeing her signature policies realised. But she has helped normalise xenophobia and racism and thus had a disproportionate influence on the national debate.
Loneliness is a bigger cause of death than a poor diet, obesity, alcohol consumption, and lack of exercise, and it’s on a par with heavy smoking. So let’s get talking about it.
The Conservative Party has long positioned itself as the voice of law and order – now that’s been shot to bits.
We asked 252 Australian Greens party supporters and 252 One Nation party supporters to do some simple maths. Their answers changed when we told them it was climate change data.
Queensland has a proud place in Labor history. But the 2019 election shows the federal Labor Party no longer understands the issues that matter to Queensland voters.
Especially in Queensland, right-wing populist parties like One Nation and United Australia Party had a significant impact on how seats played out, and especially taking votes from Labor.
Seat polls are notoriously unreliable, and the support shown for the United Australia Party in recent polls is likely to be overstated.
Neither party got a bump from the official start of the federal election campaign, with Labor retaining its 52-48 advantage in the latest Newspoll.
Deep Saini speaks to Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
One Nation, particularly in Queensland, has attracted voters who feel “left out” of mainstream politics. But the Coalition’s intermittent courting of the party may end with this week’s revelations.
With this week’s revelations about the extraordinary visit to the US gun lobby by One Nation’s James Ashby, and Steve Dickson, Morrison’s shilly-shallying became untenable.
Scott Morrison has announced the Liberals will preference One Nation below Labor at the federal election. But that is unlikely to make a substantial difference to the make-up of the parliament.
Firearms policy is more complex than people often allow, and evidence about what works to reduce gun violence is also not clear-cut.
The extraordinary expose is a blow for the One Nation leader and complicates Scott Morrison’s struggle in handling what were already awkward questions about his attitude to preferencing One Nation.