Dutton’s shadow

Dutton’s shadow

It was no coincidence that shadow Home Affairs minister James Paterson chose this week to recommence his dog-whistling over visas for Palestinians, coming straight off the back of another Coalition meltdown over “boat arrivals”. After all, the last time Paterson tried...
Border insecurity

Border insecurity

The conventional take, from those who consumed the ABC’s Nemesis miniseries, was to bemoan a decade of opportunity squandered by the consuming forces of ideological squabble and destructive personal ambition. The three-part series documented a Liberal Party beset by...
Soft target

Soft target

Here we go again. The Coalition’s fearmongering over borders, in which members of the Opposition ramp-up their chest-beating and try to paint Labor as being soft on border security, appears set to return to Australian politics. Along with climate policy and the...