Everyone’s favourite racist, Pauline Hanson, was nurtured back into the public eye and inevitably the Senate as a paid “expert correspondent” on popular television programs like the Sunrise breakfast news program.
It is no coincidence that Hanson secured her Senate seat in Queensland, the state with the highest rate of youth unemployment. This, and the growing wealth divide between the haves and the have-nots, is the material reason why xenophobia and racism can grow quickly.
Imagine the kind of public transport system we could have if we had control over our public money and assets instead of corporations and their political lackeys, writes Resistance member Zeb Parkes.
We could provide safe pathways for people seeking asylum, instead of forcing them to get on leaky boats. This is what will stop the deaths at sea, not “deterrence” policies.
Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance has slammed the Turnbull-Morrison government's latest budget, as representing a bleak future for youth and students in Australia.