One Nation leader Pauline Hanson One Nation’s Malcolm Roberts delivers his first speech in the Senate as fellow senators Brian Burston, Pauline Hanson and Rod Culleton listen. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen
Senator Pauline Hanson delivers her first speech in the Senate. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen
It’s One Nation’s plan to make Australia great again.
While the Pauline Hanson-led party has policies listed on its websites, a review of its four senator’s first speeches reveal the party’s priorities.
And its inconsistencies.
Senators Pauline Hanson, Malcolm Roberts, Brian Burston and Rod Culleton all have plans to reform immigration – but different ideas of how to go about it.
The group also have pet projects, ranging from exposing climate change, to exposing the banks to exposing welfare cheats to exposing the “black armband version of history” being taught in school curriculums.
The party, which has seen its popularity soar since the July election, is united in its call for ‘one nation’, identifying those it believes to be acting contrary to that call.
All those contrarians compose a broad church that includes the media, the major parties, the political class, those taking advantage of welfare, anyone who has not “assimilated” or upheld “Australian values”, any cultural or religious identity contrary to “Australian values”, Marxists, the left, those who refuse to see the “ugly reality” of Australia’s multiculturalism, socialists, minority activists, and those who share an opposition to “traditional Australia”.
As neither the Coalition or Labor holds a majority in the upper house and One Nation potentially have the power to make or break legislation, the speeches also reveal where the minor party’s priorities will lie during negotiations. One Nation Policy Platform
Restoring the constitution: “Bring back the constitution and bring back our real laws.”
Restoring national sovereignty
Senate inquiry into “the jailing of Pauline Hanson to identify the individuals responsible for the assault upon her”: “We need an independent and authoritive assessment of the propriety of the decision to withhold election funding.”
Against the constitutional recognition of indigenous peoples: “The national flag is often ignored or dishonoured in schools, while multiculturalism and Indigenous issues are now part of the curriculum. The majority of students are not supported in their Anglo-Australian identity but are made to feel guilty for supposed historical injustices committed by their ancestors. The acknowledgement of country ceremony, recited in school assemblies across Australia, finds no place of honour for the British and other European explorers and pioneers for the nation they created. That first nation founded the Commonwealth and served the country in two world wars. Our nation is still at the heart of Australia’s economy, culture and identity but is routinely dishonoured in schools and the media. Soon that injustice could be thrust into our constitution, if the referendum on constitutional recognition succeeds.”
Limit population growth
“Democratise” multiculturalism and “restore the traditional policies which forged this nation”.
Against deregulation: “Before deregulation, Australia has the lowest grocery prices in the developed world and a quality second to none. Post de-regulation, however, Australia’s consumers now pay the highest grocery prices in the developed world.”
Withdrawal from the UN, i.e. AusExit: “Australia’s values and way of life are also at risk from insidious institutions such as the unelected swill that is the United Nations…the EU is a template for total socialist domination of Europe through unelected bodies, such as the IMF, forcing their frightening agenda on the people. It is also the UN’s template and Australia must leave the UN.”
The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal and G20 should have been taken to a referendum: “Did the government take the proposal to a referendum, as demanded under the constitution? No, they did not. It appears that all major parties live in hope that the Australian people will abandon their present democracy and their constitution and let today’s politicians formulate a new constitution based on the very imposts they have already forced on the people of this nation ain breach of our constitutional rights, and all done without the consent of the Australian people through referendum.”
Ban on foreign ownership and foreign investment
“Comprehensive” tax reform
Lowering tax on fuel and energy production
Limiting the federal government’s ability to collect tax
Royal commission into bank sector and currency to: “expose what the big international banks are doing to trash our country”.
Establishment of a “People’s bank”
Establishment of a “Rural bank”
Reintroduction of co-ops
Restore industry protection
Stopping Muslim immigration
Banning the burqa
No more mosques or Islamic schools to be built; those that already exist to be monitored
Sharia law “should not be acknowledged or allowed”
Australian companies banned from paying for Halal certification.
A halt to all further immigration: “Clean up your own backyard before flooding our country with more people who are going to be a drain on our society.”
Allow those who prove a commitment to “Australian values” to immigrate: “We should welcome anyone of any background who wants to live in peace. But for those who do not plan to integrate into our country and laws, we need to protect our borders and keep them out.”
Reform immigration tests: “Why don’t we test people more properly before they come to Australia on upholding our great nation and our laws”.
Zero net immigration – annual intake to match emigration: “We believe that our country needs to stabilise its population.”
Restrict immigration – vows to “discriminate by cultural and religious identity” in selecting migrants: “Immigration restriction is a principle wider than the White Australia Policy…because any country that does not restrict immigration to preserve its identity and thus social cohesion, will lose it sooner or later, sooner if it is a country as attractive as Australia.”
Welfare support limited to one child: “Get a job and start taking responsibility for your own actions.”
Introduce an Australian identity card with identification chip, photo and electronic fingerprint to access Medicare and other government-funded services: “If we are ever going to pull back our deficit we must stop the thieves.”
Law and order
Review of the Family Court system: “Until we treat mums and dads with the same courtesy and rights, we will continue to see murders due to sheer frustration and depression and mental illness caused by this unworkable system.”
Review of child support arrangements
Scrap 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act
Scrapping all renewable energy targets
Scrapping all climate policies: “It is basic. The sun warms the earth’s surface. The surface, by contact, warms the moving, circulating atmosphere. This means the atmosphere cools the surface. How then can the atmosphere warm it. It cannot. That is why their computer models are wrong.”
Secure compensation for communities affected by alleged Defence Force contamination of groundwater (through the use of fire-fighting foam)
Establishment of a Patriotic Broadcasting Corporation: “whose explicit mission would be to represent the identity and interests of mainstream Australia”, presenting news and current affairs “from the perspective of the historic Australian nation”.
ABC to receive funding “commensurate with the size of its inner city, Greens-voting constituency”: “It is time for the nation to break the bias of public broadcasting before that bias breaks the nation.”
Restore patriotic curriculum of the ’50s and ’60s: “The patriotic curriculum of my childhood has been replaced by the full gamut of political correctness. The black armband version of history is firmly in the curriculum, playing on the sensitivities of children and young adults unable to defend themselves. An understandable concern for indigenous children has been allowed to crowd out the needs of others. Children are subjected to wrenching images of the stolen generation. At school assemblies the acknowledgement of country ritual tells them again and again, that their land belongs to Aborigines, whose flag is often flown with equal or superior prominence to the national flag.”
Scrap Safe Schools
Include celebration “of the remarkable achievement of the First Fleet … and pioneers” in school events.
Acknowledge Australia’s first [European] nation during school events
Teach the constitution at schools. (They do). “How would Australians know what is being taken from them, if they were never taught about this great gift they have?”
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