Strange bedfellows

Strange bedfellows

This week’s Senate inquiry into right wing extremism in Australia has shed important light on far right and neo-Nazi organising across the country. The risk posed by far-right extremists to all racialised groups, and to our collective human rights, is something which...
Political opportunism in full flight

Political opportunism in full flight

Coalition politicians who previously scoffed at claims of racism have recently been falling over each other trying to prove that they are the biggest allies in the fight against rising antisemitism. But their ‘anti-antisemitism’ is not anti-racism – it’s a thinly...
What do the kids know?

What do the kids know?

Julia Gillard thinks young people shouldn’t trust their own eyes and ears. In an interview for former treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s documentary about antisemitism, broadcast on Sky News last night, Gillard said: “A lot of what is going on today is a distortion of...
Peter Dutton vs. international justice

Peter Dutton vs. international justice

There’s disingenuousness, and then there’s Peter Dutton. In the first category fall the leadership of Israel, the United States and numerous Western countries, along with the Murdoch media. Their reaction to the International Criminal Court’s top prosecutor’s...
Intimidation in the chamber

Intimidation in the chamber

Labor Senator Fatima Payman deserves applause for her bravery in breaking party ranks multiple times last week. Payman urged Anthony Albanese to take concrete action against Israel for conducting a genocide (polling suggests the public agrees), and pushed back against...