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Roger Scott


Phoenix? Pauline Hanson and Queensland politics

This report examines the 'resurrection' of Pauline Hanson and the One Nation Party, discussing Hanson's charismatic appeal and controversial policies in the context of populist traditions and the political party system in Queensland.

Palaszczuk’s second year: an overview of 2016

This publication is the fifth in a series of Queensland political chronicles published by the TJ Ryan Foundation since 2012. Through a collection of themed chapters, the book’s authors provide an ‘overview’ assessment of the second year in office of the Palaszczuk Government in Queensland...

The Queensland origins of One Nation

In this analysis, Emeritus Professor Roger Scott and Adjunct Professor Ann Scott revisit Queensland's political history, arguing that the state has a long-standing tradition of accommodating ultra-conservative views within the political process. At times this has taken place within the dominant Country/National Party and, at...

Political inertia on higher education and questions for a public inquiry

This study reviews the media discussion of tertiary education during and after the 2016 federal election. It identifies a series of key questions which went largely unanswered by politicians. Supported by comments from fellow Research Associates of the TJ Ryan Foundation, Scott argues that there...

Palaszczuk's first year: a political juggling act

The book deals with two of the principles that underpin the wielding of executive power in our democratic system – firstly, the accountability of government to the people and, secondly, the obligation of governments to act according to law and in the public interest. It...