See you in the town square, Peter Dutton and Pauline Hanson | Scott Ludlam | Opinion | The Guardian

Peter Dutton

That the Daily Telegraph should gift such an incendiary line with a screaming front page headline should surprise no one, given the paper’s unmatched consistency as an amplifier of the politics of hate. This is the water we all swim in now: Pauline Hanson’s shambolic ascendency may be stalled for the moment, but there is still, as yet, no obvious political penalty for bareknuckle political assaults on whole groups of people based only on their skin colour, heritage or religion.

And there needs to be, because while amateurs like Hanson try to wrench momentary advantage from these provocations, professionals like home affairs minister Peter Dutton are using them in more systematic ways.

via See you in the town square, Peter Dutton and Pauline Hanson | Scott Ludlam | Opinion | The Guardian

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