After six months of government, Jair Bolsonaro has little to nothing positive to show.
Banging on about Pauline Hanson getting words wrong and Fraser Anning being a bogan doesn't just miss the point, it feeds the flame.
The dog-whistling and normalising of racist speech must stop, now. And there's a tried and true method for achieving that.
From hard-right nationalists infiltrating mainstream politics to grassroot organisations planning an "ethno-suburb", 2018 was a big year for Australia's fascists.
From Europe to Asia, the global resurgence of populist politics is gathering momentum, preying on voters' need for simple answers to complex problems.
The election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil has marked a new stage in recent years' rock-slide towards fascism.
After the worst anti-Semitic attack on US soil and more news of neo-Nazis in the National Party, the question of how we respond to radicalisation is increasingly relevant.
Australia has so far avoided the fate of the US, where economic and political conditions have enabled a slide into fascism, but we still have the potential to follow America if our political class doesn't lift its game.