Pauline Hanson’s latest attack on Islam: ‘Line up a number of Muslims, who’s the good one?’
March 7, 2017 6:12am
ONE Nation leader Pauline Hanson has claimed Muslims are taking over Australia’s suburbs by offering people “suitcases full of cash” to move out, and questioned whether there are any “good ones” living here.
In an extraordinary interview that appeared to leave even A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw stunned at times, Senator Hanson denied her views were extreme and said she was speaking for ordinary Australians when she voiced fears the country was being overrun by Muslims.
“I hear Australians that have lived just nice, quiet lives in their suburbs and then they’ve had Muslims come in there who have changed their suburbs,” Ms Hanson told the program.
“They’ve built these mosques and they have their cars parked across the driveway or they have rubbish thrown over their fences.
“Or they go and knock on their door because they won’t move out and threaten them. ‘Listen mate, you better take this suitcase full of cash and get out of here.’ It’s having an impact on our educational system and, you know, in our schools and our swimming baths. [It’s] their attitude.
“The burqa should absolutely go. This is Australia.
“The full face covering I think is wrong. If they want to live that way and have their sharia law, then I suggest they go to a Muslim country.”
Asked if she believed there were any “good Muslims” living in Australia, Ms Hanson suggested they were difficult to spot.
“I believe there are some that want to live a good life and a quiet life,” she said. “But you tell me — you line up a number of Muslims, who’s the good one?”
Ms Hanson, who has sparked a war of words with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in recent days over her support of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, also said Australia was at risk of becoming a “third-world country” if the major parties did not get their act together.
“The grumbling from the people — they’re actually fed up with both sides of politics, whether it be Liberal, Labor or the Nationals, and they certainly don’t want the Greens.
“’People actually want to see One Nation in power. And that’s what I’m picking up all the time.”
One Nation is expected to do well in the WA election this weekend, and is also set to win seats in Ms Hanson’s home state of Queensland.
Asked if she would be prepared to form government at some point in the future, Ms Hanson warned she was prepared to play the long game.
“I do [have the capacity to form government] ... but look, it won’t be at this election.”
One Nation as kingmaker could force WA Premier Barnett to quit, Hanson says
Posted Mon 6 Mar 2017, 6:11pm
Updated Mon 6 Mar 2017, 6:48pm
One Nation says it will have a mandate to force Premier Colin Barnett from office if it wins the balance of power in the Western Australian election this weekend, even if the Liberal Party retains government.
Senator Hanson flew into WA on Sunday for the final week of campaigning. In a Facebook Live video posted hours after her arrival, the One Nation leader asks the WA head of One Nation, Colin Tincknell, who is also a upper house candidate, about why she has been hearing the Premier is unpopular. "They just can't stand Barnett," she says at about the 3-minute mark.
She then speculates that One Nation with the balance of power in upper and lower houses could force the Premier from office.
"What's to say Barnett may not be there?" Senator Hanson says in the video.
"If we end up in a position we could say 'OK you have our support if Barnett goes'."
Mr Tincknell replies, "I think that's fair."
"That would be us listening to the people and delivering to the Parliament exactly what the people are saying. They do not want Barnett to be the next Premier."
Mr Barnett has been the WA Premier since 2008.
Political analysts say One Nation could win three seats in WA's upper house, also known as the senate, and secure the balance of power. A ReachTEL poll commissioned last week showed One Nation support had slumped from 13 per cent to 8.5 per cent, but analysts say a preference deal with the Liberal Party could get the party over the line in the Upper House.
This means One Nation is warning it could use seats partly gained through Liberal Party preferences to topple the Liberal leader.
It's understood Mr Barnett will retire after Saturday's election, whatever the outcome, but he has not said at what point in the term this would take place.
Under the deal, One Nation gives its preferences to the Liberal Party in the Lower House in return for Liberal preferences in the Upper House.
Both parties have faced a backlash from members over the deal, and a One Nation candidate has quit in protest. In February, several One Nation candidates said they would refuse to preference the Liberal Party. In the video on Sunday, Senator Hanson assured voters they did not have to follow her party's 'How to Vote' guide and could choose their own preferences.
Up to now, the two party leaders have avoided attacking each other.
On the campaign trail today, Mr Barnett said he did not take seriously Senator Hanson's comments about the safety of child vaccines, or her admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
At one point in the interview, he interrupted a reporter's question about the Queensland senator's visit, saying: "For goodness sake, you're getting spooked by Pauline Hanson."
Warning for Pauline Hanson!
First of all it
was Bruce Whiteside who formed the Pauline Hanson Support Movement, that Hanson,
Ettridge and Oldfield moved on to seize his movement to use the membership and
finance to launch One Nation. That is all. Illegal, yes, but they
got away with it.
The odd thing about Bruce Whiteside is that his attitude to Pauline Hanson is ambivalent. From the very start he was her fiercest critic and had she listened to his pleadings instead of sweet nothings in pillow talk, she would have saved herself a lot of grief.
Now twenty years on as these pages attest, he still warns her.
Pauline, ...SLOW DOWN! You are heading for a nervous breakdown because you are living at the moment on a knife edge. The frenetic pace that you are living will come crashing down. You boast about your qualities, about your resilience, your determination and perseverance ...an issue that you will get no denial from me. What this is doing is giving you an unrealistic evaluation of your ability to accomplish. You have people behind you that as Ettridge and Oldfield did years ago filling you with the adoration that buoys your ego. As the two David's proved when they had used you, they deserted you ...it will happen again. You are the catalyst to ride on and 'adopted son' or not, you are being exploited. No one else in One Nation is sticking their neck out on you behalf. They might defend you but they will not fire their own salvoes .
I have had immense admiration for you over the years, a compliment that you have rubbed my nose in. As a person I see you as the most ungracious woman I have ever had the misfortune to meet, but you are either maligned or adored by the greater masses. There is a crying need for someone with what the more vulgar of the pubic would say ' to have the balls to speak out'. The incestuous relationship between the major parties, leaves a yawning gap, that you have spoken too and others more devious have egged you on.
The original support movement was formed to help and support you. It was killed off by One Nation and you helped that happen.
If you doubt my
motive for speaking out as I do, remember I also ventured into the public domain
of the sensitive issue of Foreign Land Ownership, I copped all that you did and
I understand, because I targeted the foreigners who in those days were largely
Japanese. Yes we are two of a kind, but you are now the age I was then.
Pauline, the proof of my comments are there for you to see. Take a look in the
mirror at the haggard, lined face, that daily projects more and more arrogance.
Please, slow down and realise that I am giving you good advice.
What happens on Saturday may thrill you or fill you with despair, but it could well bring you crashing down, spent of the nervous energy. No you are not indispensable but you like myself believe you are. Slow down take a deep breath ...but do not nurture the belief that you are a god.
EXCLUSIVE, Dylan Caporn, Gary Adshead and Daniel Mercer
Tuesday, 7 March 2017 2:45AM
Pauline Hanson meets locals as she campaigns in Mandurah yesterday.Picture: Picture: Trevor Collens
Another One Nation candidate is set to reject Pauline Hanson’s election preference deal with the Liberal Party.
Scarborough candidate Margaret Dodd, whose daughter Hayley was murdered in 1999, has paid for posters with the message Put the Liberals last alongside a picture of herself and Senator Hanson and plans to place them at polling booths on Saturday.
She told The West Australian yesterday she could not accept the preference deal because it was done without consultation after she had agreed to run for One Nation.
Other candidates who have rebelled against the deal have either quit or been disendorsed.
“We were told this was a party of honesty, integrity and freedom of speech, but it’s become the Pauline-for-power party,” Mrs Dodd said. “Well, I’m like Pauline used to be and I’m sticking to my guns.”
On Thursday, she plans to announce whether she will hand out the 30,000 how-to-vote cards printed by One Nation and sent to her.
“Right now they’re in the boot of my car,” she said.
The how-to-vote card puts deputy Liberal leader Liza Harvey fifth followed by Labor’s Tony Walker sixth and the Greens candidate Judith Cullity last.
But Mrs Dodd has campaigned for “no body, no parole” laws, which Labor has supported and the Liberals have rejected. Her motivation is the fact her daughter’s body has not been found.
Senator Hanson, campaigning in WA this week, hit back at Mrs Dodd, saying she should not be distributing unauthorised material.
“She’s not a team player,” Senator Hanson said. “I’m not happy with this at all. That is not the message we are putting out. I know (Mrs Dodd’s) got a real issue with the Liberals, but if she has got the problem she should have stood as an independent.”
Senator Hanson admitted the preference deal with the Liberal Party was hurting One Nation candidates, saying Labor’s “scare campaign” that a vote for the party was a vote for Colin Barnett was confusing voters.
“People are terribly confused, and that’s actually what I’m hearing but the truth is that is scaremongering. That is lies by the Labor Party,” she said. “It is deceitful to the people.”
The senator predicted it was “highly likely” One Nation could win Lower House seats and could hold the balance of power to form government with Labor or Liberal.
“What I’m hearing is that people don’t like Colin Barnett and they don’t want to see him returned and I think because of this it would be in discussions if they want our support,” she said.
“Maybe Colin Barnett needs to go as Liberal leader.”
Pauline Hanson has a nerve!
When she blew into WA a few weeks ago she called the 'genuine' ONWA, 'ratbags' and 'rogues' a befitting description that befitted her rather than the stalwarts who kept the flame of One Nation from dying, whilst she was Dancing with the Stars. She zeroed in on two octogenarians, asked them to vet all candidates, but in fact took on all comers to hurriedly get the required number of members, offering them a $10 incentive. Mind you when they pulled the a similar stunt in Queensland in 1997, they had the membership list and slugged those members $45.
This mantra of
Hanson's that if they did not want to be clones and silent robots of the Master,
then they should have run as Independents, is hollow. Hanson has never and never
could be a team player. She talks the talk, but has never had the capacity to
other than a domineering partner . She is never wrong ...it is always the other
person. Her attitude to a woman who has lost a daughter is indicative of her
ruthless compassionless demeanour. The lady for very understandable reasons does
not want to support the Liberals, but Hanson wants it her way.
Margaret Dodd tell Hanson to go to hell.
Hanson thrives on adoration ...and she wants to climb to the top and a whole range of people have dug deep into their own resources to give her that platform. She is using you all.
Well she has taken you to dizzy heights but it is a hell of a long way to fall.