The founder and leader of ‘One Nation,’ Pauline Hanson, has a wide spectrum of perspective which doesn’t blend with the majority of folks. In the beginning, she was a breadwinner of the family as a fish and chip shop owner, and then she joined the membership of Ipswich City Council in 1994.

Nonetheless, Pauline Hanson’s controversial remarks (for example, comments on  Indigenous Australians and Asian immigration) have often positioned a Senator for Queensland, Pauline Hanson, in the tight spot-such as prohibition from Channel Nine’s Today Show and disendorsed prior to the 1996 federal election.

Banned from Today Show

In July, the Channel Nine’s Today Show prohibited Hanson from the role of regular contributor following her ‘ill-informed and divisive’ comments amidst the broadcast. While the TV segment brought up the difficulties of peeps during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures, Pauline Hanson argued that people ‘weren’t doing the right thing’ instead.

The Channel Nine’s Today Show prohibited Pauline Hanson from the role of regular contributor following her ‘ill-informed and divisive’ comments.
Source: The Australian

Similarly, there were concerns that most of the peeps were disallowed to leave their home. And consequently, suffer from famine within the lockdown restrictions. On the contrary, the founder of ‘One Nation’ popped up, alienating debate on how non-English speaking people weren’t obeying social distancing rules. Hanson also put her thoughts on the people’s possession of drugs and alcohol rather than food during the severe crisis of the global pandemic.

“We’ve seen food being delivered there. The fact is a lot of them are drug addicts, they’re getting the medication, they’re alcoholics so they’re being looked after that way,”

“A lot of these people are from non-English speaking backgrounds, probably English is their second language, who haven’t adhered to the rules of social distancing.”

She added:

“So the fact is you’ve got to look at why they are in that situation, why has the government gone to this high-rise building and shut it down? Possibly because a lot of these people weren’t doing the right thing.”

“If they are from war-torn countries, which some of these people are, they know what it is like to be in tough conditions,”

Consequently, the Director of News and Current Affairs, Darren Wick, issued a statement saying the channel wouldn’t count Hanson as a regular contributor of Today show anymore because of her discordant and ill-informed conveyance.

The statement further motivated Aussies to stand together at a time of global health crisis:

“At a time of uncertainty in this national and global health crisis, Australians have to be united and supportive of one another. We need to get through this together,”

Wrong move in the maiden speech

Pauline Hanson’s 1996 maiden speech dedicated to the House of Representatives garnered dissenting feedback in the media.  At a time, she became vocal to economically disadvantaged white Australians, while alleging government that they only eye on indigenous affairs. Next, she appealed scaling down Asian immigrants, condemning that the Asian communities are a threat to the mainstream Australian culture.

Pauline Hanson’s 1996 maiden speech dedicated to the House of Representatives garnered dissenting feedback in the media.
Source: SBS

The opening lines of the maiden speech bore brutality comments about Indigenous Australians to which the Deputy Prime Minister and Trade Minister Tim Fischer feared for “putting Australian exports and jobs at risk.’

“I won the seat of Oxley largely on an issue that has resulted in me being called a racist. That issue related to my comment that Aboriginals received more benefits than non-Aboriginals”

She also stated that abolishing multiculturalism secure the financial position of the country. Henceforth, she devised her thoughts to put an end to immigration as a whole and get rid of ‘unskilled migrants’ who are ‘not fluent in the English language.’

The infamous maiden speech was powerful enough to gather more than 10,000 people in the street. And rebel against her alienating remarks on racism and the stability of Australia’s multicultural society. Pauline Hanson hadn’t had a change of heart, howsoever, she is regarded as a central figure in the racism debate in Australia.


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