Malcolm Turnbull has reasserted this week that the Liberal Party needs to be in the ‘sensible centre’.
While a lot of people just shrug impatiently at insider politics, a substantial number have turned to 'outsider' players.
Only one Australian suburb, Lakemba in Sydney, has a population that is more than half Muslim.
Local neighbourhoods where Asians and Muslims form a majority are almost entirely concentrated in Australia’s two major cities – Sydney and Melbourne.
Pauline Hanson has made claims about the negative impacts of having children with autism in mainstream classrooms.
Evidence shows that the senator's comments on the burden of children with disability are misleading.
Floral tributes near an an anti-Islamic State poster near Borough market, London.
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.
ASIO head Duncan Lewis set off a new round of debate when he told Pauline Hanson there was no link between terrorism and refugees.
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.
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…
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.
One Nation senator Pauline Hanson told Insiders: ‘You can have a test on your child first’ before vaccinating.
Speaking on the ABC program Insiders, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson suggested there are tests available to see if children will have an adverse reaction to vaccinations. We asked three experts.
Pauline Hanson told the ABC she advised people to ‘go out and do their own research’ on the question of vaccination.
Malcolm Turnbull has slammed Pauline Hanson's views on vaccination.
Islamophobia refers to dread or hatred of Islam and unfounded prejudice and hostility towards Islam and Muslims.
While there are pockets of antipathy towards Muslims, an overwhelming majority of Australians don’t share it.
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.