Wait, Australian politicians don't like racism? When did that happen?
Surprised that Pauline Hanson has lashed out at Fraser Anning for his racist first speech? Don't be.
The outrage greeting the maiden speech of a Queensland senator only serves his desperate need fo name recognition. Don't give it to him.
It might seem like a big ask, but recent history has all signs pointing to yes. These are proven tactics that are becoming more and more common.
Our population has skyrocketed, and city planning refuses to keep up, but the most recent milestone won't be impressive for long.
We now have a media and political culture in which the pressure is to be ever more extreme — which is why racism is now becoming part of "civilised discourse".
Thileepan Gnaneswaran has been permanently separated from his family, as Australia continues to operate under flawed logic on Tamil refugees.
H was held for months in adult detention, away from his family in NSW, while Peter Dutton publicly threatened to send him to New Zealand. Today, he's free.