Pauline Hanson made her maiden speech in the Australian Senate on 14 September 2016.
Immigration was again the main topic in Pauline Hansons maiden speech in the Australian Senate, a similar speech to her 1996 maiden speech in the House of Representatives.
A selection of her comments:
ASIO has over 509 terrorist suspects under surveillance..
On 15 June 2016 the Australian reported that there are over 400 people on the active watch list
ASIO has also said there are about 190 Australians actively supporting Islamic State in some way, although they would almost certainly form part of the 400-odd people being watched ? on the agency’s grid.
I suggest you go back where you came from.
The full wording was:
If you are not prepared to become Australian and give this country your undivided loyalty, obey our laws, respect our culture and way of life, then I suggest you go back where you came from.
She is accused of racism for this comment, but she goes on to say:
Most have assimilated and are proud to call themselves Australians, accepting our culture, beliefs and laws. I welcome them from the bottom of my heart. As they integrate and assimilate, the disruption caused by diversity diminishes.
Is it really racist to select a part of one race who are different to the rest of that race, and attack them?
We are in danger of being swamped by Muslims..
In 1996 she said “we were in danger of being swamped by Asians”. In 2016 she says “We are in danger of being swamped by Muslims”
In 2011 Asian born Australians represented 33% of the overseas-born population
In 2001 Asian born Australians represented 24% of the overseas-born population
In 1995 Asian born Australians represented 21% of the overseas-born population (5% of the Australian Population)
In 1985 Asian born Australians represented 12% of the overseas-born population (2% of the Australian Population)
The accuracy of her statement can be determined by our individual definition of “being swamped”. From 12% up to 33% in twenty six years.
How much will the Muslim percentage change over time?
Islam Religion (Muslim)
1986 109,500 0.7% of the Australian Population
1996 200,900 1.1%
2006 340,400 1.7%
2011 476,300 2.2%
Foreign investment and foreign ownership.
About 80% of people appear to be concerned about Foreign Ownership of Land in Australia.
Pauline Hanson says:
Let’s have a register on all land owned by foreigners, including non-agricultural land and housing
With some reports saying that 80% of mining is foreign owned, and over 20% of residential land being foreign owned, a National Register to cover ALL land sounds a good idea.