Even if you put aside basic cultural and spiritual respect, a look at the raw legal fact will tell you Uluru is as much public land as Pauline Hanson’s house is public land.
Even for a politician as self-assured as Cory Bernardi, it’s hard to put a positive spin on this. How did it go so wrong?
This is not the first time that Bradfield's complex hydraulic plan has been drawn into the political debate; that the scheme could ensure water security is a myth that refuses to die.
Good morning, early birds. Crossbench senators are concerned that the government's tax savings will be wiped out by rising energy costs, there are more calls for union boss John Setka to resign, and today Crikey launches its inquiry journalism initiative. It’s the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
The media is overlooking how strongly Pauline Hanson's One Nation performed in the election — and how other, even worse extremists are exploiting her legitimacy.
The electoral reality is Australia is increasingly polarised and evenly split between voters who look at each other with incomprehension and disdain.
A sharp swing to the far right in Queensland has enabled Scott Morrison to hold off Labor and achieve a victory few thought possible — even among opinion pollsters.
Labor sought to capture the deep disaffection in many parts of the country toward business-as-usual politics. Instead, those voters embraced the far right fringe in a stunning rejection of Labor's program.
Victimhood is essential to Pauline Hanson's politics. And the media has been only too happy to help her cultivate that identity.