One of the few pleasures of watching the political tumour that is One Nation grow in the Australian body politic is the rich irony of where Hanson and her fellow extremists steal their ideas from. Hanson is an economic nativist who wants a return to the 1970s with a sheltered economy protected by tariff walls and local preference. Supporting Australian jobs at all costs is her mantra (to the extent, of course, that she'd ever have anything as foreign-sounding as a "mantra"). But that nationalism, alas, doesn't extend to her and her party's "ideas", which are primarily taken from far-right and fascist movements overseas.

It's enough to make a true-blue dinky-di Aussie weep -- Australia has its own home-grown strand of far-right and racist thinking, and its own history of conspiracy theories. In fact, Australia has some of the best conspiracy theories in the world -- Harold Holt and the Chinese sub, UFOs at Pine Gap, the false-flag nature of the Port Arthur massacre -- but One Nation relies on cheap foreign imports for its conspiracy theories (Agenda 21, climate denialism, takeover by sharia law). And, as it turns out, anti-vaccination.