Crackdowns on journalism, offshore detention, discrimination enshrined in law. The world is starting to recognise Australia’s awfulness, and I believe it is time that we do too.
Well, what a week it was. Theresa May and Bill Shorten left their posts, but the internet desired something far kinkier.
It’s been a particularly grim week regarding politics, as candidates from both sides have resigned over awful comments made online. There is a silver lining, though.
The aftermath of Port Arthur is repeating, as the government is using John Howard’s playbook in order to marginalise One Nation. There is a problem with that, however.
In a shocking turn of events, Scott Morrison has sent Pauline Hanson to the United Nations. While it is clearly a solution to Morrison’s One Nation problem, should she be representing us?
This week, the gun issue has returned to our shores in a matter so ham-fisted, so half-cocked, that it could only come from one source.
Despite the exposure our gun lobby is getting, I believe that the calibre of the rhetoric will fall short.
One Nation being caught seeking funding from the NRA should represent the final straw. For my money, they no longer represent us – they represent a problem.
With the entirety of the Senate piling on Fraser Anning for his speech, it affords the regular Australian an opportunity to impact our growing culture of extremism.
Well, it’s nonsense for breakfast again I’m afraid. One Nation self-destructed, a pimp won a seat for the Republicans and the official World Cup song is officially bad.
Senior Fake News correspondent Frank Rarely discusses the opportunities for populists and masochists alike to join Pauline.
Lordy doo, what a week. Roseanne Barr overdosed on stupidity, One Nation split in two and one man filled a bathtub with spuds, because drugs.
In a speech not widely covered, the maiden speech by One Nation’s Stephen Andrew proudly referenced both his ancient roots and retold the suffering they endured under the hand of the white man.
It’s been a rather violent week, punctuated by the abuse of Sam Dastyari, assumed peace in the Middle East and the prohibitive standards of decorum.
It must be a confusing being Malcolm Roberts’ voting base. The dinky-di Aussie product they voted for was actually made in India. Time for a ‘please explain’.
The Big Smoke can exclusively leak another gaffe from the offices of One Nation, this time after a staffer suggested a “mufti day”.
An ironing of the big boy pants, a case of admirable stoicism and the world’s most foolishly-named cash cave. #AusPol, you’re not right in the head.
The first bricks of a hate wall, the stripping back of pretence and a picnic spoiled. Winners, all. Oh, #Auspol, what are you like?
“Look boss, the plane,” we shriek, hailing the end of One Nation. But while Pauline might go down with the Cessna, the sentiment that powered her to the Senate will remain.
The familiar face of extracurricular parliamentary spending has knocked on our door once more, but who should we blame? The people who take advantage, or the culture that says it’s fine?
As it turns out, Pauline Hanson’s WA blockbuster was a bit of a flop. But as Hollywood lore stateth, we shouldn’t worry about it, we should worry about the sequel.
Despite the staggering results of the WA election, it’d be foolish to think that the growing Right have been bested by one vote.