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Uluru is not yours to climb

Uluru is not yours to climb

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.

The spectacular failure of the Australian Conservatives

The spectacular failure of the Australian Conservatives

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?

The Bradfield Scheme is supposed to alleviate drought. So why has it been rejected so many times?

The Bradfield Scheme is supposed to alleviate drought. So why has it been rejected so many times?

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.

The Coalition’s tax plan hits snag in senate

The Coalition’s tax plan hits snag in senate

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 in denial about the surge of the far right

The media is in denial about the surge of the far right

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.

Behold: a polarised country and the opportunists who exploit it

Behold: a polarised country and the opportunists who exploit it

The electoral reality is Australia is increasingly polarised and evenly split between voters who look at each other with incomprehension and disdain.

Far-right surge in Queensland helps mighty Morrison hold the line

Far-right surge in Queensland helps mighty Morrison hold the line

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.

In the end, disaffected, angry voters endorsed business-as-usual

In the end, disaffected, angry voters endorsed business-as-usual

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.

Pauline Hanson’s cult of endless victimhood

Pauline Hanson’s cult of endless victimhood

Victimhood is essential to Pauline Hanson's politics. And the media has been only too happy to help her cultivate that identity.

The political business model of angry white men

The political business model of angry white men

There is now a small but lucrative niche on our politics for angry white men to attack women. And One Nation is effectively exploiting it.