The Null Device
Shock, horror! Pauline Hanson's reactionary-populist One Nation party is allegedly being infiltrated by the League of Rights, an extreme-right-wing racist group. The League of Rights-affiliated Australia First Party, long associated with neo-Nazi skinhead gangs, Holocaust deniers and the like, is apparently unofficially merging its membership into One Nation, a party with actual membership in the Senate. It remains to be seen whether this propels lunatic-fringe hate groups into parliament or ends up sending the moderate-reactionary vote back to the National Party and/or what's left of the DLP. (via Lev)
As foot and mouth disease and the Real IRA take their toll on tourist numbers, the British Tourism Authority are looking at a solution for stemming the tide: by re-branding Britain with a new logo.
Police have used a little-used bylaw against race-hate pamphlets against anti-sweatshop activists protesting outside the Nike store. The bylaw prohibits the distribution of pamphlets without a permit, and has been enforced at the police's discretion (e.g., when the pamphleteers are neo-Nazis, or when an influential corporation's public image is at stake).