Bureaucrat Benefits Balloon Out Of Control

Does Taxpayer Private Jets pass the Pub Test with Australians?

DOES IT PASS THE PUB TEST?Taxpayers forked out more than $365,000 in just six months to send empty VIP jets to collect federal government ministers.The RAAF’s five special-­purpose planes flew without any passengers on 74 occasions to pick up, and return from dropping off, Malcolm Turnbull’s frontbench in the second half of 2017.With exception to the PM, do you think politicians should be on ordinary commuter planes instead of using private jets?#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #Jets #PrivateJet #Politicians

Posted by Wade Rothery for Capricornia – Pauline Hanson's One Nation on Sunday, October 7, 2018

DOES IT PASS THE PUB TEST?

Taxpayers forked out more than $365,000 in just six months to send empty VIP jets to collect federal government ministers.

The RAAF’s five special-­purpose planes flew without any passengers on 74 occasions to pick up, and return from dropping off, Malcolm Turnbull’s frontbench in the second half of 2017.

With exception to the PM, do you think politicians should be on ordinary commuter planes instead of using private jets?

$600 million spent on domestic flights for bureaucrats

SHOULD GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRATS BE TRAVELLING BUSINESS CLASS AT YOUR EXPENSE?Bureaucrats are said to rack up $600 million dollars this year on domestic flights, with a staggering number flying business class at your expense.Why don't our current mob of politicians make some noise about this over the top expense to us taxpayers??#Auspol #OneNation #WadeRothery #PaulineHanson #Capricornia #AlanJones

Posted by Wade Rothery for Capricornia – Pauline Hanson's One Nation on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Bureaucrats are said to rack up $600 million dollars this year on domestic flights, with a staggering number flying business class at your expense.

Why don’t our current mob of politicians make some noise about this over the top expense to us taxpayers?

One Nation believes that the perks politicians and bureaucrats receive are out of touch. One Nation’s policy (read here) includes freezing politician pay rises across the country. Steve Dickson outlined the pledge in the last QLD State Election.

One Nation commits to freezing politicians pay

If elected One Nation has committed to freezing politicians pay for the full term.Will the two major parties follow One Nations lead? Or will they once again let down the people of Queensland?Share your thoughts in the comments below.#peoplebeforepolitics #payfreeze #stevedicksonmp #onenation #auspol

Posted by Steve Dickson on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Hanson hits the high seas on operation sovereign borders

On Thursday, Senator Hanson neared the end of her stay with the Navy.

“It’s been a great couple of days off the Northern Territory on board HMAS Bathurst as part of the ADF Parliamentary Program.”

HMAS Bathurst and her 12 sister Armidale Class Patrol Boats are the navy’s principal contribution to the nation’s fisheries protection, immigration , customs and drug law enforcement operations.

“The patrol boats work with Operation Sovereign Borders and I’m here to see how our troops keep our country safe.”

Why Australia Day must stay – Pauline Hanson

This is my opinion piece published in the Courier Mail on why I think January 26 needs to remain Australia Day and why I think it would be a terrible mistake to create a separate national day for indigenous Australians alone.

Please have a read and let me know what you think. Do you agree Australia day must be celebrated on January 26? Do you think we should give in to those who demand the day be changed? And do you think we need a separate national day solely for indigenous Australians?

I’m keen to hear what you have to say.

-Pauline Hanson


Courier Mail, 26/09/18

SCOTT MORRISON was off the mark yesterday when he offered appeasement to those who wish to move Australia Day from January 26 by suggesting the creation of a national public holiday dedicated to the celebration of indigenous Australians.

This would be a mistake because it is simply a continuation of politics that have been dividing Australians for decades.

The Prime Minister must not fall into the trap of splitting Australia into separate groups with different rights, by creating what would be seen as a separate national day for indigenous Australians.

As I said in my 1996 maiden speech, if politicians continue to promote separatism in Australia, they should not continue to hold their seats in this Parliament. They are not truly representing all Australians, and I call on the people to throw them out.

To survive in peace and harmony, united and strong, we must have one people, one nation, one flag. I could add to that one national day.

On January 26, 1788, the future of this great continent changed and no one is trying to deny that. However, to declare that the date represents something regrettable or something that could perhaps be rectified is wrong. Not only is it wrong, but it is a dangerous idea, and if we continue to allow it to grow in popularity, it will slowly but surely tear our great nation apart.

I think opposition to the current Australia Day date is born from an ignorance of history and a powerful strain of white guilt that has been fostered among Australians by a cynical and self-loathing left.

You don’t rewrite history, you learn from it

January 26 has been celebrated in Australia for over 200 years, and it doesn’t signify the colonisation of Australia by the British.

What the date represents is the moment when the brave men and women of the First Fleet arrived in Australia, not by their own free will, but by the will of others. They landed on the shores of a land unknown to them, seeking not to conquer, but to survive.

And no one is denying that there was conflict and tragedy when new Australians, fighting to survive, clashed with Australians who had been surviving here for thousands of years.

But I strongly believe the way we repair the wounds of the past will not be through creating more division, but through celebrating January 26, 1788, the day that our ancestors were thrust together by forces outside of their control and yet still managed to come together to build one of the greatest nations on Earth.

Policeman remains in coma on police remembrance day

Police Remembrance Day hit and run tragedy.

Today a young police officer is in a critical condition, fighting for his life after allegedly being run down by a 16 year old, serial car thief.Infuriatingly, the alleged driver had just been allowed to walk free from court. Today is also police remembrance day, a day to reflect and honour the deeds of the brave men and women of our police force.So please reflect on everything the men and women of our police force have done and the way they risk their lives to keep us safe and please keep this brave young man in your thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Thursday, September 27, 2018

Today a young police officer is in a critical condition, fighting for his life after allegedly being run down by a 16 year old, serial car thief.

Infuriatingly, the alleged driver had just been allowed to walk free from court.

Today is also police remembrance day, a day to reflect and honour the deeds of the brave men and women of our police force.

So please reflect on everything the men and women of our police force have done and the way they risk their lives to keep us safe and please keep this brave young man in your thoughts and prayers.

The Queensland Police Union, after consultation with Peter McAulay’s colleagues, have established a bank account for those wishing to make a donation for the benefit of Constable Peter McAulay.

All donations will go directly to Constable McAulay.

Donations can be made at either QBANK or any Westpac branch.

For those wishing to donate, the details for transferring funds are as follows:

QBANK:
Peter McAulay Fund
BSB: 704 052
ACCOUNT NO: 100188155

“It’s okay to be white” motion suspiciously delayed

Senator Hanson was due to move a motion in the Senate on Thursday but was suspiciously delayed. The motion called on the Senate to address anti-white racism and acknowledge that it is okay to be white.

Today I will ask the Senate to acknowledge that it is okay to be white.I saw the huge overreaction to Lauren Southern'…

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Time and time again we’ve seen videos of people displaying the slogan, “it’s okay to be white,” attacked for doing so.

While the motion was scheduled for mid-afternoon, the Senate business didn’t action it and t will now be delayed until the next sitting day. You can guarantee that the politically correct parties will have speech writers furiously penning virtue signalling speeches calling Senator Hanson a racist in the meantime.

The question has to be asked, what’s racist about being okay with being white? What’s racist about being okay with being any colour?

One Nation will continue to fight for equality for all Australians regardless of skin colour. We are all Australians, under one flag, under One Nation. Senator Hanson plans to move the motion when Parliament returns.

Why has the Government abandoned the dairy industry? | Pauline Hanson Question Time

Today in question time I asked why the Government has continued to let Coles and Woolworths squeeze the life of the Australian dairy industry.I also asked why won't the government refer the conduct of Coles and Woolworths to the ACCC on the basis of their anticompetitive conduct in the dairy industry?What did you think of the Government's response?If things are allowed to continue down the current path we are on soon there might not be much of a dairy industry left to protect.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Monday, September 17, 2018

Strawberry and dairy industries facing hardship

In question time Senator Hanson asked why the Government has continued to let Coles and Woolworths squeeze the life of the Australian dairy industry.

The Senator also asked why won’t the government refer the conduct of Coles and Woolworths to the ACCC on the basis of their anticompetitive conduct in the dairy industry.

The Australian dairy industry is being brought to its knees by the uncompetitive practices of Coles and Woolworths.

One Nation is taking a stand on this, calling them out and calling on the Government to refer them to the ACCC.

How To Save Australia's Dairy Industry | Pauline Hanson Speech

The Australian dairy industry is being brought to its knees by the uncompetitive practices of Coles and Woolworths.I'm taking a stand on this, calling them out and calling on the Government to refer them to the ACCC.You can read my full speech here: https://www.senatorhanson.com.au/2018/09/19/save-australias-dairy-industry/

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Read Pauline’s Full Speech (click here)

I won’t be buying cheap milk after learning about the devastation that $1-a-litre milk has caused dairy farmers and the threat it poses to the supply of fresh milk for our children and grandchildren. Australian consumers take for granted that they will always be able to buy fresh milk at a reasonable price, but that situation won’t last unless we take action now. Industry experts say that if the dairy farmer continues to be paid less for fresh milk than the breakeven price at the farm gate then production will fall further and more milk will be exported to places like China, where they are prepared to pay up to $9 a litre. The Chinese consumer loves Australian fresh milk. It is the reason Chinese interests bought Australia’s largest milk producer in 2016—a group of 25 dairy farms in Tasmania. This Tasmanian dairy herd of over 20,000 cows produces enough milk to fill two Qantas flights a week bound for the Chinese market.

If we don’t take action now, fresh milk will become a luxury item and we will be forced to use milk powder. When that happens I will hold Coles and Woolworths responsible for the disappearance of fresh milk from our refrigerators. Coles and Woolworths use their market power to buy fresh milk for their home brands below the cost of production. They can do this by simply threatening not to stock other products like cheese, butter and yogurt. I know most Australians are willing to pay bit more now for their milk to ensure the continued supply of fresh milk and to support our dairy farmers. I call on the government to regulate the price of fresh milk on supermarket shelves in a way that sees dairy farmers paid a fair price for their fresh milk. This regulation would end the milk war started by Coles in 2011 and encourage competition in supermarkets.

To be clear: I’m not calling on the return of the regulatory regime which existed prior to 2000, where the federal government subsidised the price of manufactured dairy products and the state subsidised the price of fresh milk. I want the farmgate price for milk regulated so that milk will be available at a fair and sustainable price for consumers and the dairy industry. I have called on the government to refer the duopoly of Coles and Woolworths to the ACCC for anticompetitive behaviour, but the government won’t do it.

Dairy farmers have left the industry and many more are under huge financial strain and trying to work out how they can survive. The toll on the mental health of these Australians is too high, and everyone in the industry knows of someone who has suicided. Dairy farmers cannot be expected to deal with huge electricity prices, a drought and the misuse of market power by Coles and Woolworths. They need a bit of help, and I’m asking consumers and the government to do their bit. I know the ACCC has made recommendations and I support them, but it is not enough. Dairy farmers are running out of feed and don’t have the money to buy more.

I am worried for Queensland dairy farmers and for Queenslanders, because we once produced enough milk for our state and export and now we don’t. We had 1,500 dairy farms in 2000 and now we are down to 385. Dairy farmers need a sign that it is worth struggling on, and the quickest and most effective way now is for consumers to stop buying home brand milk from Coles and Woolworths. I’ll keep fighting for dairy farmers in my discussions with government. I want the price of fresh milk at the farm gate regulated, and I want to make sure that not one single dairy herd goes to the slaughter houses for lack of feed. Please support branded milk from the independent processors like Maleny Dairies, 4Real Milk and Cooloola Milk that pay dairy farmers a fair price for their fresh milk. I’m calling on the Australian people to stand by these dairy farmers and not pay the cheap price from Coles and Woolworths.

We also saw cowardly and crippling attacks on the strawberry industry throughout Australia.

Strawberry growers need Government support

I have been strongly lobbying the Government, speaking directly with the Prime Minister and the Minister for Agriculture, to urgently step in and offer assistance to our Australian strawberry growers.As you are probably aware, the industry is reeling from a number of attacks of senseless commercial terrorism. If the Government doesn't take swift action there is no telling how many jobs will be lost or how many innocent lives will be ruined.You can read my letter to the Agricultural Minister for details of my full proposal: https://www.senatorhanson.com.au/2018/09/18/save-our-strawberry-growers-a-letter-to-minister-littleproud/

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Monday, September 17, 2018

One Nation has been strongly lobbying the Government, speaking directly with the Prime Minister and the Minister for Agriculture, to urgently step in and offer assistance to our Australian strawberry growers.

The industry is reeling from a number of attacks of senseless commercial terrorism. If the Government doesn’t take swift action there is no telling how many jobs will be lost or how many innocent lives will be ruined.

You can read Senator Hanson’s letter to Minister Littleproud below:

Dear Minister,

Over the past week, most strawberry growers throughout Queensland have had their seasons brought to a rapid end due to fruit tampering.

The terrorising act has left one man hospitalised after swallowing half a sewing needle that has led to major supermarkets recalling the fruit and spooking consumers’ nationwide.

By the weekend, Coles and Aldi stores had removed all Queensland strawberries for the remainder of this strawberry season.

Queensland strawberry growers are in complete shock, with many contemplating the financial run this will have on their businesses off the back of seasonal low prices.

I have spoken to Queensland growers and their state body who have confirmed emergency talks have occurred with supermarkets with further meeting taking place this week.

The Queensland strawberry industry consists of roughly 80 growers and is worth approximately $200 million dollars each year to the state’s economy, generated over a 4 to 5 month period.

Berry growers now employ more workers than any other in the fruit and vegetable industry. These jobs too have also come to an early end, costing small town economies enormously.

I note that some strawberry growers have arranged meetings with their banks this week in anticipation of lenders having itchy feet and calling in loans.

I will make contact with Queensland strawberry growers to ensure them, my office will personally write to all banks this week to seek their support of this industry during what can only be described as a devastating event. I would encourage you to do the same.

In the event of Australians being the victim of terrorism, the Department of Human Services offers up to $75,000 depending on the circumstances.

These growers, I feel, are victims of an act of terror.

While no amount of money can revive the season Queensland growers have lost, there are ways your Government can assist these 80 growers by way of grants to implement scanners that will safeguard their fruit and assist in implementing new tamper-proof technologies before next year’s season.

Minister, I am seeking an urgent meeting with you and your department to discuss these and any other solutions you may have to assist our Queensland strawberry growers.

Kind Regards,

Pauline Hanson

One Nation continues to fight for primary producers across Australia.

Migrants should pass assimilation test to get permanent visa

In 2016-17 a total of 40,000 permanent visas were issued to people from sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Middle East. We have issued 291,975 permanent visas to people from these regions in the past decade.

These regions have vastly different customs and practices to those in Australia, including the highest rates of polygamous unions in the world.

In these regions, it is common for a rich man to take an extra wife, but for each additional wife, a poor man must remain single.

Boko Haram and Islamic State, which require women to wear the burka, are able to sell their toxic brand of extremism to poor single men and then export terrorism around the world, even as Islamic State is being pushed out of Syria.

On August 17 last year, I wore a burka into the Senate to draw ­attention to the failed immigration policy and the inappropriate ­wearing of full-face coverings in public and our federal parliament. The burka puts the issues of extremism, gender equality and integration front and centre of the immigration debate.

Pauline Hanson wears a burqa into parliament

I have long believed that full face coverings, such as the burqa, were oppressive, presented barriers to assimilation, disadvantaged women from finding employment, were causing issues inside our justice system, presented a clear security threat and has no place in modern Western society.Today the Government and opposition have confirmed they refuse to listen to the majority of people in Australia and ban full face coverings.When will our politicians listen to the people?#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #Burqa #Parliament

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The burka is not a religious requirement and it is no secret I want to see it banned in public spaces where possible, but less well known is many Muslims agree with me.

PAULINE HANSON BURQA BAN | Senate speech on public full face c…

My full speech on the need to ban full face coverings in public.I hope you take the time to listen and then let me know your opinion because these are important issues that we, as a society, need to discuss.We cannot hide from these debates because some people are afraid of causing offence.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Thursday, August 17, 2017

In 2014 a British imam, Taj Hargey, from Oxford, campaigned for a British burka ban, describing the burka as a “tribal piece of cloth that is eagerly used by fundamentalist zealots”.

Australian Muslims are a diverse group, but a minority within that diverse group treat women as second-class citizens and live in closed communities where migrants have failed to integrate.

Only last week a Sydney Muslim preacher, Nassim Abdi from Auburn, condoned marital rape and said a woman who refused marital intimacy would be cursed.

The NSW Minister for Family and Community Services said the preacher was out of step with Australian values, which is but one example of a separate community created by failed immigration policy.

Our new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, says it is 100 per cent wrong for men and women, in polygamous relationships to claim Centrelink benefits, but it seems he also refuses to enforce our laws and put an end to the welfare rort practice.

This is wrong because taxpayers are being forced to meet the financial needs of people who do not want to work and it takes money away from those in genuine need.

Instead of throwing in the towel, the government should be looking at solutions to this ­problem, because the government is increasingly giving permanent visas to people from countries where polygamy, child marriage, female genital mutilation, and gender inequality is common.

Of course here in Australia a man does not need to be rich or steal cows to get the bride price for an extra wife, he just needs to access Centrelink.

South Australian imam Mohammad Tawhidi recently told me of a polygamous man with four wives and 11 children who had managed to pay off more than one home while living exclusively on Centrelink benefits.

Pauline Hanson speaks with Imam Tawhidi about Muslim issues facing Australia

Imam Tawhidi has been an outspoken Muslim leader over problems the world faces with radical Islam.He took the time out to visit me in Brisbane and have a very open and frank discussion about One Nation policies on Islam, how Australia can prevent radicals being granted access to our shores and how to keep our nation safe.It's a long interview, but you will learn a very surprising fact on where Australia's biggest mosque is.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #Imam #Tawhidi #Australia #Islam #Brisbane

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Thursday, May 17, 2018

The imam observed Centrelink is the new mosque because Muslims could go to Centrelink rather than the mosque when they were in financial need.

It is time we assess whether ­applicants, including those under the humanitarian program, are likely to assimilate and work ­because once a permanent visa is granted that person only needs to get 12 questions right out of 20 in a multiple choice test to gain ­citizenship.

Large-scale legal immigration is driving more than 60 per cent of our population growth and will change our culture, but we can do better at selecting immigrants by acknowledging that the customs and practices in the country of origin are unlikely to be given up just because individuals have migrated to Australia.

The Immigration Debate Cannot Be Silenced | Pauline Hanson Speech

Labor and the Greens are scared to debate immigration because they know their political future depends on it.That is why Labor and the Greens teamed up to prevent me from debating my bill to give you a say on Australia's immigration numbers.So today I took the opportunity to speak out, not just about my bill to give everyday Aussies a say on immigration but ALSO on my bill to strengthen Australian citizenships by requiring much stronger English language tests and much longer waiting times for citizenships.When they try and shut you down, speak out twice as loud!

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The number of children treated for injuries from female genital mutilation is horrifying and the problems are lifelong for them and costly for us in terms of the care they need. The fact is taxpayers are meeting these additional costs when too many Australians are unable to afford dental care and general medical costs.

Last year the Australian Medical Association reported on the incidence of female genital mutila­tion.

It found the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne was treating between 600 and 700 women annually, and that is just one hospital in Australia. On that basis, we could expect tens of thousands of women to have been treated or are being treated for female genital mutilation.

All I ask is that before we grant a permanent visa there should be a finding that the individual has a reasonable prospect of integrating socially and economically into Australia.

 

Pauline Hanson

One Nation President and Senator

9 Year Old Refuses To Stand For National Anthem

What do you think about a 9 year old refusing to stand for the National Anthem in school? Is it the parents fault?We are all Australians under the one flag. If the anthem's good enough for Cathy Freeman, Johnathon Thurston, and Warren Mundine to stand, it should be good enough for this 9-year-old

Posted by Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

9 Year Old Refuses to Stand For Anthem – Has Brainwashing in our Schools gone too far?

What do you think about a 9 year old refusing to stand for the National Anthem in school? Is it the parents fault?

We are all Australians under the one flag. If the anthem’s good enough for Cathy Freeman, Johnathan Thurston, and Warren Mundine to stand, it should be good enough for this 9-year-old.

One Nation to block asset sales to foreigners if elected

Australia Is Not For Sale

We are tired of our assets including railroads, energy, land and support facilities being under the control of foreigners.Like many other countries in the world, foreigners should not be allowed to own more than 49% of an asset.Governments have been selling out Australia for far too long.#NoAssetSales #NotForSale

Posted by Steve Dickson on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

We are tired of our assets including railroads, energy, land and support facilities being under the control of foreigners.

Like many other countries in the world, foreigners should not be allowed to own more than 49% of an asset.

Governments have been selling out Australia for far too long.

Pauline Hanson in Birdsville 2018

HAPPY FATHERS DAY FELLAS. I've spent the weekend at another great Birdsville Races!!!! A quick trip up Big Red before heading back to Brisbane, before heading to Longreach this week.Thanks to everyone who came out this weekend and made such a spectacular Outback Experience. Thank you to everyone who dug deep and helped us raise some much needed money for the Royal Flying Doctors. Every dollar counts and I know regions like Birdsville heavily rely on the service of the RFDS.Thanks to Paul Murray for coming out with me to experience the weekend also.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #PaulMurrayLive #PML

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Saturday, September 1, 2018

Pauline attends Birdsville Races | Special message for fathers day

I spent last weekend at another great Birdsville Races!!!!

A quick trip up Big Red before heading back to Brisbane, before heading to Longreach this week.

Thanks to everyone who came out this weekend and made such a spectacular Outback Experience. Thank you to everyone who dug deep and helped us raise some much needed money for the Royal Flying Doctors. Every dollar counts and I know regions like Birdsville heavily rely on the service of the RFDS.

Thanks to Paul Murray for coming out with me to experience the weekend also.
Being out there for Father’s Day, I couldn’t help but think of all the great dads out there as well as those who’ve gone through and are still going through our abysmal family law system.

I haven’t given up on family law reform.

As you’re no doubt aware, the Government gave me a review into Family Law within the first 12 months of being elected. Senator Brandis at the time acknowledged that I’d fought hard to have the first inquiry into the laws since they were first introduced. That review is almost finalised and in the last week of Parliament, I was hoping to have parts of that preliminary report released.

Family Law Changes Officially Announced

Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough support on the Senate floor, so we have to wait for a few more months. Once that report is released, I expect to go hard on having any sensible recommendations implemented.

It’s not acceptable for any parent to be withheld from seeing their children if they’re fit and willing to play a role in their lives.

No parent should have the right to deny you access to your kids if you’re not a druggie or physical threat to them.

I want to see change and I don’t plan on giving up. This means too much to so many men and their families to have the family laws changed. We must start with the laws so that the courts have no choice but to give balance back to both parents.