"If Reclaim Australia had existed in Ned Kelly's day, Ned would have been their target, not their inspiration. It is the Muslim community who should be donning Ned Kelly helmets."
The Abbott government's proposed banishment laws are an insight into the sense of fear and paranoia gripping Australia.
Ireland needs to take on the fact that in the modern world, many people choose to live and work abroad for a period of time. Does that make them emigrants?
Is White Australia still intimidated by any demonstration of Aboriginal resistance or black pride?
Ireland's Yes vote in the referendum on same-sex marriage spawned an amazing international reaction.
The Abbott government’s most-recent budget has been interpreted as a populist document – an indication that an election may come sooner than later.