Pauline Hanson

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Australia’s federal election is two weeks away, but about half a million people have already cast their ballot. The opposition Labor Party says it’s b(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison:  In 2012 he  warned that asylum seekers might cause a typhoid outbreak. Photograph:  James Gourley/Getty Images

In 2013, after two terms in power, Australia’s Labor government was riven by internecine disputes, had twice torn down prime ministers in internal cou(...)

Australia’s home affairs minister, Peter Dutton,  said earlier this year that people in Melbourne were ‘scared to go out to restaurants’ because of ‘African gang violence’. Photograph: Stefan Postles/ Getty Images

Senators from Australia’s ruling Liberal-National coalition have backed a motion brought by the anti-immigration One Nation party saying “it is okay t(...)

 Katter’s Australian Party senator Fraser Anning at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday. Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull called his remarks a “shocking insult” to the millions of Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

An Australian politician invoked a Nazi euphemism for genocide on Tuesday, calling for a “final solution to the immigration problem” during a speech i(...)

‘It’s time to navigate through my middle-age without the angst; without looking over my shoulder and wondering how things might’ve been different.’

Australia is hardly nirvana. Plenty of people have it tough here. But for the most part, you are welcome to come if you are prepared to work hard; and(...)

Australian One Nation party leader, Senator Pauline Hanson wears a burka in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. Photograph: AAP/Mick Tsikas/Reuters.

The leader of Australia’s rightwing One Nation party has been rebuked by the Turnbull government for entering the Senate chamber wearing a burka. Pau(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull may face a backlash as a result of his proposed immigration reforms. Photograph: Getty Images

The announcement that a new maternity hospital in Dublin may be managed by a religious order is generating much disquiet in Ireland; but here in secul(...)

Working holiday visa programmes, which allow Irish people aged 18 to 30 to travel and work  for up to two years in Australia and a year in New Zealand, will continue as they are.

In the past two days, Australia, the US and New Zealand - three of the most popular destinations for Irish emigrants - have all announced plans to res(...)

At the height of the global financial crisis, tens of thousands of Irish workers were coming to Australia every year, many of them under the 457 visa scheme.

Over the past decade, many Irish people have relied on the 457 visa programme as a route into Australia; a pathway to permanent residency and a long f(...)

Australia’s immigration minister Peter Dutton (left) and prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.  Labor leader Bill Shorten called on Mr Dutton to apologise for comments he made  on immigrants. Photograph: Lukas Coch/EPA

When it comes to race, Australia has often been the land that political correctness forgot, but up until now mainstream politicians have used dog-whi(...)

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