There appears widespread consensus that economic downturns and peaks in immigration boost the appeal of populist parties.
Economic crises, so the argument typically goes, increase fear and frustration among poor working-class voters.
According to this ‘losers of globalisation’ logic, the recent revival of populist parties like One Nation should be attributed the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and a worsening global refugee crisis.
At first glance, this logic seems plausible and intuitive.
Since the introduction of the Australian National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) in 1991, cervical cancer incidence and mortality in Australia have decreased by over 50%.
However, incidence and mortality for Indigenous women are two and four times higher respectively than for non-Indigenous women.Among screened women, Indigenous women had markedly higher prevalence of both cytology- and histology-confirmed cervical abnormalities than non-Indigenous women.The prevalence of cytology-detected high-grade abnormalities appeared to be increasing over time among Indigenous women only.4.These findings are timely given the announcement of the Renewed NCSP to be introduced in 2017.These results can inform policy and practice in the prevention of cervical cancer amongst Indigenous women.“However, whilst this kind of violent vigilantism can never be justified, what it highlights is the growing fear within our community, both in Australia and New Zealand of the increasing Muslim presence.” The senator claimed “left-wing politicians and media” would blame gun laws and nationalist views, but “the real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.” Just incredible: As 49 Muslim worshippers lay dead in New Zealand, a sitting Australian senator blames “the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand”.pic.twitter.com/13w7a AK8IR— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) March 15, 2019 Anning also posted an equally problematic statement on Twitter in which he tried to draw a link between Muslim immigration and violence.Most likely silence and talk about “lone wolf attacks, mental illness and no connection to Islam”.— Senator Fraser Anning (@fraser_anning) March 15, 2019 Anning took office in 2017 after the elected candidate was found ineligible, and has a history of making inflammatory and racist comments.He was kicked out of his political party in October 2018 after he made an immigration speech in August questioning Muslim and non-English-speaking immigration, and called for a “final solution” to the problem, an apparent reference to Hitler.The story in New Zealand is still developing, but reports suggest that at least one gunman targeted two mosques during Friday prayers in what New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called a “terrorist attack.” Ardern said the shooter embraced extremist views, and a white nationalist manifesto linked to the suspect supports this thesis.Anning, the Queensland senator, appeared to reiterate his comments, even as more details of the attack emerged: I wonder if there will be as much outrage from the left wing when the next Muslim terrorist attack occurs?