I enjoyed meeting the Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill in February this year. I found her a warm and wry person and she struck me as a fighter, someone you’d want in your corner. The problem however, with being such a vocal and determined fighter is that when it comes to the Adani proposed project, Hill — like many others — has boxed herself into a corner.
In his latest Quarterly Essay, journalist David Marr delves into why Pauline Hanson attracts so much attention. Looking at figures from the last election, Marr also paints a portrait of those voting for One Nation.