Michelle Grattan speaks with Mark Evans about the week in Australian politics.
With some foul-mouthed words to Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Senator David Leyonhjelm has turned a debate about the safety of women into a sleazy political sideshow.
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Many female politicians have had to endure sexist abuse, from Cheryl Kernot to Julia Gillard to Sarah Hanson-Young. And it is not a matter that should simply be brushed aside.
Sarah Hanson-Young on David Leyonhjelm: “He is — for lack of a better word … slut-shaming me”.
The stoush between Senators Sarah-Hanson Young and David Leyonhjelm harks back to age-old - not to mention nonsense and deeply sexist - dichotomies about women’s sexuality and moral character.
David Leyonhjelm says he has nothing to apologize for.
Leyonhjelm’s conduct is at the extreme end of the discourteous, sometimes boorish, discourse that too often is characterising political exchanges.
Politics podcast: Sarah Hanson-Young on the Greens Batman setback.
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Sarah Hanson-Young has strongly backed Richard Di Natale's push to purge those who leaked against Alex Bhathal in the Batman byelection.
All nine of Lee Rhiannon’s federal colleagues co-signed a letter of complaint that was sent to the Greens’ national council.
Bob Brown, a long-time critic, repeated his previous description of Lee Rhiannon as ‘the Greens’ version of Tony Abbott’.
Sarah Hanson-Young has come up against the pressure of the Australian Education Union.
Some Liberals love to deride Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young. In the past, the government’s immigration minister and attack dog, Peter Dutton, was particularly insulting when she was spokeswoman in his…
Since retiring from politics in 2012, former Greens leader Bob Brown has continued to offer sharp perspectives on issues of national debate.
Sarah Hanson-Young said she would never stop fighting for people seeking asylum.
Sarah Hanson-Young – a loud voice on asylum-seeker issues – has lost a battle with her leader, Richard Di Natale, to keep her immigration portfolio in the Greens reshuffle.
South Australian Greens’ rank and file are set to decide the order on a double dissolution ticket.
The Greens’ agreement to Senate voting changes has sparked a potential preselection battle between the party’s two South Australian senators.
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young, speaking on Q&A, February 15, 2016.
Sarah Hanson-Young told Q&A that Indigenous children are currently ten times more likely to be living out of home. Is that right?
Politics podcast: Sarah Hanson-Young on the plight of Abyan.
In this interview, Sarah Hanson-Young calls on the government to appoint an independent advocate to protect the interests of the Somali woman known as "Abyan", who is being held on Nauru.
Recent attacks by Peter Dutton on Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young have gone well beyond legitimate tough criticism – they’ve been abusive.
In the latest Essential poll, just 11% have some or a lot of trust in politicians and 49% have no trust. Not a surprising result perhaps. What is surprising is that politicians don’t seem much worried…
Sarah Hanson-Young talks about personal attacks on her, and paying people smugglers to turn their boats around.
Michelle Grattan talks to Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young about personal attacks on her, paying people smugglers to turn their boat around, gay marriage, and much more.