Australia’s same-sex marriage legislation is one step closer to becoming law following a massive endorsement in the Senate. The bill passed 43 votes to 12, with a number of senators, including One Nation’s Pauline Hanson, abstaining from the vote. More »
TOWNSVILLE, Australia (Reuters) - It was early morning last Thursday when Pauline Hanson's rented "battler" bus started hissing so loudly the election campaign was halted at a petrol station on a stretch of desolate highway near a remote edge of Australia.
The Australian state of Queensland, home to the Great Barrier Reef, has called a snap election that is set to test support for both the populist party of Pauline Hanson and an environmentally sensitive Indian coal mine project. Campaigning...Show More Summary
If you’re a Green on the same side of George ‘everyone has a right to be a bigot’ Brandis, that should be enough to give you pause for thought, writes Michael Brull. Recently, a group of neo-Nazi thugs terrorised Charlottesville in the USA. When criticising neo-Nazis, no-one argued that this was bad because it might [...]Show More Summary
Confronting imported Australian bigotry now is about creating a better society for later, writes Alice Aslan. Like many things in this country, Australian Islamophobia is an import from Europe and America. For more than a decade some of the racist members of our parliament and media have followed the international news very closely, copying all the [...]Show More Summary
Pauline Hanson may have imposed her populism on us all, but Tim Deane-Freeman wonders what Pauline herself is missing out on. Plutarch has it that the ancient Egyptian city of Sais was home to a veiled statue of that other Isis; mother of Horus and Goddess of magic and fertility. At the base of the [...] The post Why I Pity Pauline Hanson appeared first on New Matilda.
The best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour. And with that in mind, The Daily Mail is likely to remain an epitaph to stupid journalism well into the foreseeable future, writes Chris Graham. I don’t have a favourite Biblical quote, because I don’t believe in God. But if I did have one, it would [...]Show More Summary
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Pauline Hanson, the Australian anti-migrant firebrand MP, has been condemned for an “appalling” stunt in which she wore a burka in Parliament as part of her push to ban it, prompting a rare standing ovation from MPs in support of a speech denouncing her. Show More Summary
Many countries in Europe have been debating banning burqas and niqabs, and now the debate has made its way to Australia. Queensland Senator Pauline Hanson addressed the Australian parliament on
Pauline Hanson’s stunt outraged Senate leadership.
An Australian Greens MP has revealed how he shook hands with firebrand anti-immigrant MP Pauline Hanson wearing a burqa in “solidarity”, not realising it was a stunt. Ms Hanson, leader of the right-wing One Nation party, caused a furore when she entered the Senate wearing the face-covering garment. Show More Summary
Pauline Hanson, the leader of Australia’s right-wing One Nation Party, provoked gasps in the Australian national senate Wednesday after she entered the chamber wearing a full-length Burqa and demanding the item of Muslim clothing be banned. Hanson, who has in the past caused controversy by saying...
The move by Pauline Hanson, the leader of the anti-immigrant One Nation party, drew strong criticism, with one lawmaker denouncing it as “appalling.”
The actions of the leader of Australia's One Nation party were met with a stinging rebuke in the senate chamber.
An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burka in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face coverings. Pauline Hanson, leader of the anti-Muslim, anti-immigration One Nation minor party, sat wearing the black head-to-ankle garment for more than...
Australian anti-immigration politician Pauline Hanson caused a furore Thursday when she entered the Senate wearing a full burqa, earning a blistering rebuke from the country's top lawyer for the "appalling' stunt. Hanson wore the Islamic...Show More Summary