Australia just delivered a blow to its far-right populists. Here’s how we did it.

Richard Glover is an Australian writer and broadcaster.

In the world of 2017, is there any stopping the ascendancy of right-wing populist politicians? From Trump to Brexit, from Martine Le Pen to Geert Wilders, it’s a journalistic cliche to list their successes and to suggest there’s no stopping their rise.

Here, though, is some news from Down Under. The Australian version of the international brand – Pauline Hanson – has just suffered a bad stumble.