‘So to all my peers in this place and those from the past, I have two words for you: I’m back – but not alone’.

A quote from newly elected Australian senator and leader of the populist One Nation party, Pauline Hanson, making her maiden speech to the Australian Senate in November 2016. About 20 years earlier, Ms Hanson had been elected to the lower house, the House of Representatives, from which she was later expelled and subsequently jailed over financial and administrative issues relating to her party. On appeal, she was found innocent of all charges and released.

Source: The White Queen, article by David Marr, Quarterly Essay, Issue 65, 2017