Barnaby Joyce admits the Liberal National Party is spineless

I was shocked to hear Barnaby Joyce admit the Liberal National party is spineless when it comes to allowing Milo and Tommy Robinson into Australia.#Auspol #OneNation #Hobart #TommyRobinson #Milo #PaulineHanson

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Milo Yiannopoulos denied entry – Free speech dead in Australia?

I was shocked to hear Barnaby Joyce admit the Liberal National party is spineless when it comes to allowing Milo and Tommy Robinson into Australia. Absolutely despicable! What happened to free speech in this country?

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Why is the Government helping Antifa silence Milo and Tommy Robinson? | Pauline Hanson on the Bolt Report

I know many of you are supporters of Tommy Robinson or Milo Yiannopoulos and have asked me to see if there is anything I can do to help them visit Australia.I can reveal that I have written to and spoken with Immigration Minister David Coleman about their cases.I first wrote to Minister Coleman a month ago and he assured me he would respond but it seems like the Government is too afraid to take a stand because now he is dodging me.I’m sad to say the Government is now acting as an arm of Antifa. Milo and Tommy have not called for violence. They have been the victims of violence. By refusing them entry into Australia this gutless Government is validating the left's use of violence to silence people. How pathetic!I will continue to see what I can do and will keep you updated if I learn more.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Monday, March 4, 2019

Many of you are supporters of Tommy Robinson or Milo Yiannopoulos and have asked me to see if there is anything I can do to help them visit Australia.

I can reveal that I have written to and spoken with Immigration Minister David Coleman about their cases.

I first wrote to Minister Coleman a month ago and he assured me he would respond but it seems like the Government is too afraid to take a stand because now he is dodging me.

I’m sad to say the Government is now acting as an arm of Antifa. Milo and Tommy have not called for violence. They have been the victims of violence. By refusing them entry into Australia this gutless Government is validating the left’s use of violence to silence people. How pathetic!

Pauline Hanson speaks with Alan Jones on drought proofing Australia

For more than 22 years, I've been pushing to drought-proof Australia by building a hybrid version of the Bradfield Water Scheme.Just a few weeks ago, I asked the Parliament to vote on approving the project, but sadly the Liberals, Nationals, Greens and Labor voted against it.Only One Nation elected Senators voted in favour of the project.I'm tired of people saying, "Let's do another feasibility study". Has anyone asked themselves how feasible a country is without water?#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #Bradfield #Water #Drought

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Thursday, February 28, 2019

Pauline Hanson speaks with Alan Jones to Drought Proof Australia

For more than 22 years, I’ve been pushing to drought-proof Australia by building a hybrid version of the Bradfield Water Scheme.

Just a few weeks ago, I asked the Parliament to vote on approving the project, but sadly the Liberals, Nationals, Greens and Labor voted against it.

Only One Nation elected Senators voted in favour of the project.

I’m tired of people saying, “Let’s do another feasibility study”.

Has anyone asked themselves how feasible a country is without water?

Liberal Party pass law to make you pay for electoral advertising

LIBERALS CHANGE LAWS SO THAT TAXPAYERS MONEY CAN BE USED FOR ELECTION ADVERTISING.I'm disgusted at the fact the Liberal / National party made changes to the law allowing taxpayers money to be used for election ads.I will do whatever I can to over-rule this change when we return to Parliament in April.When you see a Liberal / National Party tv and radio commercial during this election period - just keep in mind you're likely paying for it.Let me know if you're disgusted with this blatant money grab.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #LNP #Liberal #ScottMorrison #Labor

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Law Change Means Taxpayer Money To Be Used For Election Advertising

LIBERALS CHANGE LAWS SO THAT TAXPAYERS MONEY CAN BE USED FOR ELECTION ADVERTISING.

I’m disgusted at the fact the Liberal / National party made changes to the law allowing taxpayers money to be used for election ads.

I will do whatever I can to over-rule this change when we return to Parliament in April.

When you see a Liberal / National Party tv and radio commercial during this election period – just keep in mind you’re likely paying for it.

Let me know if you’re disgusted with this blatant money grab.

 

Pauline Hanson says couch potatoes should help flood and drought affected farmers

SMALL TOWNS ARE IN NEED OF DOCTORS, YET OUR GOVERNMENT HAVE GIVEN 1 DOCTOR FOR EVERY 8 ILLEGAL, ECONOMIC MIGRANTThe priorities of the two major parties in this country is all wrong.Here I am in small rural Australian towns where they struggle to get medical support from our state and federal governments, but when it comes to refugees or illegal, economic migrants, they give them everything they want.Things must change.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Monday, February 18, 2019

Nauru Gets 1 Doctor per 8 People, Small Australian Towns Get None

SMALL TOWNS ARE IN NEED OF DOCTORS, YET OUR GOVERNMENT HAVE GIVEN 1 DOCTOR FOR EVERY 8 ILLEGAL, ECONOMIC MIGRANT

The priorities of the two major parties in this country is all wrong.

Here Pauline is in small rural Australian towns where they struggle to get medical support from our state and federal governments, but when it comes to refugees or illegal, economic migrants, they give them everything they want.

Things must change.

Pauline Hanson visits flood affected Cloncurry & Julia Creek

The heartbreaking sight of cattle lying dead in paddocks off the back of floods in Western Queensland is just indescribable.I've just been through a briefing with the Mayor of Cloncurry and I'm confident the army, council, volunteers, businesses and federal government are doing a great job. I'm only just seeing the true impact the torrential rain has caused these rural communities.If you'd like to help, there are three organisations the mayor has recommended. GIVIT - Blaze Aid - Farm AidI'll keep you posted.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #JuliaCreek #Cloncurry

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Monday, February 18, 2019

Pauline ditches Canberra for flood affected farmers

The heartbreaking sight of cattle lying dead in paddocks off the back of floods in Western Queensland is just indescribable.

I’ve just been through a briefing with the Mayor of Cloncurry and I’m confident the army, council, volunteers, businesses and federal government are doing a great job.

I’m only just seeing the true impact the torrential rain has caused these rural communities.

If you’d like to help, there are three organisations the mayor has recommended.

GIVIT – Blaze Aid – Farm Aid

Pauline Hanson wants damaged rail line used as cattle fencing

I HAVE A BETTER IDEA ON HOW TO GET FENCING MATERIAL FOR FLOOD AFFECTED FARMERSThe railway line throughout parts of north-west Queensland that was washed away and destroyed during recent floods is set for the scrap yard – but I have a better use for it.I'd like to see the Queensland State Government donate it to farmers so they can cut it into post lengths to help get fences back up and farmers can get on their feet again.I took a lot of these aerial shots with the drone and sent them through to Sunrise for the update with Sam.If you can lend a hand to people who have suffered, visit: http://www.givit.org.au#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #JuliaCreek

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

I HAVE A BETTER IDEA ON HOW TO GET FENCING MATERIAL FOR FLOOD AFFECTED FARMERS

The railway line throughout parts of north-west Queensland that was washed away and destroyed during recent floods is set for the scrap yard – but I have a better use for it.

I’d like to see the Queensland State Government donate it to farmers so they can cut it into post lengths to help get fences back up and farmers can get on their feet again.

I took a lot of these aerial shots with the drone and sent them through to Sunrise for the update with Sam.

If you can lend a hand to people who have suffered, visit: http://www.givit.org.au

Over the last few days, I've been able to see first hand the devastation in North West Queensland where flood waters…

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

We Support Mortgage Brokers, Not Banks

Commissioner Kenneth Hayne’s recommendations in his final report into misconduct in the banking industry has immediately jeopardised the survival of more than 17,000 small businesses across Australia.

That’s the number of mortgage brokers providing loans to mums and dads, who rely on upfront and trailing commissions paid by the lender to survive. Take those commissions away and make the borrower pay, and you will decimate the industry.

That’s tens of thousands of jobs, millions of dollars in tax revenue and much less competition for the big banks.

The recommendations have also jeopardised more than 100 small lenders in Australia – lenders that have shifted into regional areas to partially fill the void left by the big banks moving out. Those small lenders, including regional banks and credit unions, rely on mortgage brokers to reach customers.

The consequences of Hayne’s mortgage broker industry recommendations will be far-reaching for small businesses, consumers and our economy. And they won’t be positive.

There are several flaws in the Royal Commission report relating to the home lending market. Hayne shows little knowledge of how the mortgage market works.

The first flaw is a lack of understanding about what a mortgage broker does to earn his or her upfront and trailing commissions. A mortgage broker helps a customer select a home loan based on their financial situation, needs and ability to repay the loan. They compare loans, help the customer negotiate a lower interest rate and use their knowledge and contacts within the industry to find the most suitable deal.

Once the customer has decided on the best loan for them, mortgage brokers help customers fill out the loan form, liaises with solicitors before settlement and often do a full assessment of the credit-worthiness of the borrower. They are regularly responsible for chasing documents, such as pay slips, to verify eligibility. Then they submit it to the lender.

Once the lender approves the loan, the mortgage broker assists with the loan documentation, liaises with the lender, solicitors and anyone else involved in the transaction to allow the customer to get the money. No-one else in the home lending sector provides a single coordination point for all this.

Knowing what is going on in the market is very important if the customer wants the best deal. Which bank has the best deal for fixed-rate loans this week? What lender is looking for long term home loans? Who wants to lend to agri-businesses? Mortgage brokers know what’s going on in the market. Consumers don’t.

I can’t imagine someone walking into Commonwealth Bank and being refused a loan, only to hear the customer service representative suggest they go down the road to ANZ.

If the government undermines the mortgage broker community, there will be far fewer loans provided. Almost 60 percent of us use a mortgage broker. Take that service away and fewer people will buy houses. The Reserve Bank has already said the economy is vulnerable to shocks in the property market. The second flaw from Hayne recommends borrowers, not lenders, pay the upfront fee. It means the borrower will pay the fee twice.

At the moment, the mortgage brokers receive a commission paid by the lender and the customer gets the loan. Under Hayne’s recommendations, the borrower pays the fee and the bank gets to pocket what it used to pay the mortgage broker. Hayne didn’t tell the banks to reduce interest rates to make up for the additional money they’ve made on the home loan.

So customers will pay twice – once when they set up the loan and once when they pay the interest on the loan.

The only way around this is to force the banks to refund the fee to the borrower, or to have them charge a lower interest rate, at least for the first year. Hayne wants to punish the mortgage brokers and reward the banks.

The third flaw is that forcing the borrower to pay the upfront fee to mortgage brokers means families will take longer to buy a house. Already it’s very tough to save for the deposit, and have enough for stamp duty, administration fees, legal and other fees. Adding another cost up front will put home ownership out of people’s reach for longer, particularly first home buyers.

The fourth flaw from Commissioner Hayne’s recommendations on mortgage brokers is critical. If you undermine the mortgage brokers’ viability, smaller lenders lose access to customers and will start closing. The only winner will be the big banks.

Already the number of small lenders is shrinking. Excluding the big five banks – ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, NAB, Westpac and Macquarie Bank – there is half the number of lenders available to home loan customers than 12 years ago.

Regional banks and credit unions haven’t got the money to open up branches in Sydney or Melbourne or regional Western Australia or far north Queensland. They don’t need to because mortgage brokers do the job for them, helping them access thousands of customers.

If mortgage brokers become unviable, so too do dozens of lenders. Market power shifts back to the big banks and interest rates will go up. Customers lose out.

Just look across the ditch. No trail is available to mortgage brokers in New Zealand, but the upfront payment is almost twice as much as here. It’s not because the mortgage brokers are greedy. It’s because they need that much upfront commission to stay afloat.

Hayne has these recommendations wrong. The Government and Labor are blindly walking into a huge trap by abolishing trailing commissions. Bill Shorten and Scott Morrison need to consult with the industry before making these sweeping changes or they risk enormous fallout.

How water infrastructure can save the Murray-Darling Basin

There are two issues causing the majority of the problems we see with the Murray-Darling Basin, mismanagement and a lack of infrastructure.While Labor and Green politicians are saying we need to take more water out of the river system and flush it out to sea, One Nation is saying we need to build the infrastructure we need to make sure we have enough water for everyone.Let’s build the dams and other infrastructure we need to capture the water where it is abundant and see that it goes to the places that need it! You can read more about One Nation’s plan to protect Australians from droughts while helping keep our farmers and waterways prosperous and healthy here: www.onenation.org.au/policies/water-security/

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Monday, January 28, 2019

Use Water From The North To Save The Murray-Darling Basin

Australia’s water woes will be solved not by demonising our farmers and destroying our nation’s agricultural sector but by investing in water infrastructure and using human ingenuity to overcome adversity. Due to a total lack of vision from our major parties we are now seeing thousands of gigalitres of water from monsoonal rains flowing into the ocean off Northern Queensland, while the southern regions of Australia go without. People don’t realise but if we simply collected roughly one weeks’ worth of the water currently going to waste, flowing into the ocean, it would be enough to supply every irrigator in the Murray-Darling basin with water for a year. One Nation believes we need to undertake a comprehensive nation building project, known as the Hybrid Bradfield Scheme, to increase the water storage capacity of inland Australia, by building more dams and upgrading existing infrastructure, so that this additional water can be redirected towards the areas of Australia that need it the most. By implementing this Hybrid Bradfield Scheme we could drought proof many parts of Australia, help fix the water issues in the Murray Darling and offer new hydroelectricity projects for the country. At last costing, the Hybrid Bradfield Scheme was set at $9 billion dollars. This is a pittance when the long term benefits of such a program are brought into the equation. When you account for the amount of revenue that would be generated by the increased agricultural productivity and the additional power generated by the project, it would quickly pay for itself. It will also create much needed jobs and grow the populations of our rural and regional communities. It is time for people to accept our farmers are not the problem because they are more environmentally careful and more water efficient than at any other time in Australia’s history. They are part of the solution, not the problem and they need our support. One Nation will again be taking this proposal for a Hybrid Bradfield Scheme as a policy to the next election. We will deliver the nation building, water security infrastructure projects that this country is crying out for. The other parties can have all the bridges and tunnels they want but if we don’t have the water infrastructure required for our survival our nation will starve.

Video Transcript

Paul Murray:                         Let’s finish off here with the very serious situation of what’s happening in the Murray-Darling, where yet again another example of the huge collection of fish that have died. Now again, this is one of those touch points where if you spend three hours talking about it you can’t get across all elements of this issue. But in and of itself, again, the Greenies believe that it is anyone who uses water to take care of their properties, to make sure that they can have any form of produce that is ruining the rivers, whereas, the minister responsible for regional water, Niall Blair in New South Wales, well, he makes a fairly good point which is, it’s difficult to flush through river systems when no rain is falling at all. Niall Blair:                               There’s nothing that anyone has been able to point to, no scientists, no locals. No one has been able to point to anything else that could prevent something like this other than fresh water coming into the system, and we just don’t have that, and unfortunately with the weather conditions, the hot weather, and then the sudden drop in temperature, and the rain overnight, we’ve seen another fish kill today. Paul Murray:                         Now, Janine, I’m not pretending that what is happening isn’t terrible. It’s a terrible thing to see, but it does make fairly obvious logic here that for water management, you need more of it falling from the sky. Janine Perrett:                     Yes, I agree with that, but the word you said was management, it wasn’t just relying on God. There is management of this water system, and the question is, has there been mismanagement? Yes, you need water, but have they taken too much out? I don’t know, and I’m like maybe Pauline and some others who don’t want to believe the scientists. I’m happy to let the scientists from all sides get together. What I would love in this, is for once, this is a bipartisan issue. For goodness sake, can’t … Forget the Greens, because they’re out there. Why can’t Labour and Liberals get together, agree on a report, and at least say, it’s going to be somebody else’s problem on it? There has to be. We tried to do it with the Murray-Darling. It might prove to be simply a drought issue, but we need both sides to agree to look at it properly. Paul Murray:                         Well, Pauline, why do you think this is happening? Pauline Hanson:                  All right. You haven’t got enough water flowing through the system. What I’ve been pushing for is the Bradfield Scheme that comes from North Queensland, the Herbert, Tully, and the Burdekin Rivers, to actually direct it inland. Flood inland Queensland, flow down to the Murray-Darling, and run it through. What they’ve done, and I’ve been on three-day tour from bus from Victoria through New South Wales, to the mouth of the Murray-Darling, it has been mismanaged terribly, they’ve actually sold off the water. You’ve got international interests that are owning the water. Janine Perrett:                     Yes. Pauline Hanson:                  You’ve got an organisation, the Murray-Darling Management, has gone from 10 people up to over 300 people managing that. They’ve had the wetlands that they closed down in South Australia. There’s so much I can tell you about it. The wrong decisions that they’ve made. The Bradfield Scheme was priced. The last price they had was $9 billion, put that in, build the Bradfield Scheme. Water inland Queensland. Bring it from the Ord, water inland, Australia from the Ord Scheme as well, and bring water inland and flush out our river systems. That’s it. That’s what I’d be doing. Paul Murray:                         It’s interesting though, Richo, where as important as this issue is, I can feel a certain eye glaze that kicks over because we’ve heard debates in and around Murray-Darling for a bloody long time here. People like Tony Burke, even Malcolm Turnbull at one point in time have all had some form of involvement in all of this. Just on the specifics though, of what the New South Wales Minister’s saying, how credible is it to say, I think correctly, but what do you think? If it doesn’t rain, it’s hard to move water around? Graham R.:                             I agree. I don’t think there’s any magic wand you can wave over this, or silver bullet, or whatever, I just don’t think that that exists. I think the only solution is rain, and we’re just not getting any of that. It’s a terrible thing to watch, and I wish there was a fix, but I’ve not read of, or heard of a proper fix, so I’ll- Janine Perrett:                     Well, at least Pauline’s got an idea. We’ve got floods up in North Queensland, instead of wasting $10 billion on an inland rail, boondoggle, perhaps we could have an inland irrigation system. Graham R.:                             Turning rivers back the other way, is not as easy as it sounds. Paul Murray:                         The Field … Bradfield, I think- Janine Perrett:                     Would cost money. Paul Murray:                         ..that the Bradfield Scheme’s not going- Rowan:                                     But if Pauline’s- Graham R.:                             That might be viable. Rowan:                                     Pauline’s solution is putting forward … you’re using man’s ingenuity- Janine Perrett:                     Exactly. Rowan:                                     -to put more water into the river, rather than having, which the Greens and Labour, and the liberals unfortunately, are just trying to shuffle around the money, the water will be there. Can I just very quickly say, that I think the problem is the number of avocado farms to feed a lot the smashed avocado pate’s in the inner-city Green’s electorate, so … Paul Murray:                         Well, if that’s Aussie produce I’m more than happy. Pauline, thank you very much, along with Richo, Rowan and Janine. I’m looking forward to it again next week. Pauline Hanson:                  Well … Paul Murray:                         All right. I’ve got to go there, let’s take a- Pauline Hanson:                  Can I say, Paul? Paul Murray:                         Yeah, go for it Pauline, be quick. Pauline Hanson:                  I’ve got something for you. Paul Murray:                         Oh. Pauline Hanson:                  I’ve got something for you Paul, see that? Paul Murray:                         Yes. Pauline Hanson:                  And Richo, you can have one also, if you’d like to put it up at the watermark. Paul Murray:                         Excellent, send it to the office. There you go, the bar runner. I’ve got the guts to say what you’re thinking. Pauline Hanson:                  Okay. Cheers. Paul Murray:                         God love you, darling. All right, quick break, back with more, we’re going to go to the pub next.
Pauline Hanson says "Stuff the Governments" on their calls to cut power use

Blackouts have hit Victoria and warnings have been issued for other states because of a lack of base load power across Australia.WHY? Because our state and federal governments refuse to build coal fired power stations!We aren’t even at 28% renewable energy levels and yet our electricity grid is failing on hot and cold days.Imagine what will happen when Labor win government with the help of the Greens and our system fails weekly or worse still, daily because of their 50% renewable energy targets.I’m calling on people to use what ever power you want today. Run your air-conditioner at the temperature you feel most comfortable at. Do your washing as per normal. Stuff the Government! Today is our chance to prove to all Governments that we won’t bow to their rubbish and Australian’s deserve reliable, cheap electricity.Stuff them!#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #Power #StuffTheGovernment

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Thursday, January 24, 2019

Pauline Says “Stuff the Government” On Their Calls To Cut Power Use

Blackouts have hit Victoria and warnings have been issued for other states because of a lack of base load power across Australia.

WHY? Because our state and federal governments refuse to build coal fired power stations!

We aren’t even at 28% renewable energy levels and yet our electricity grid is failing on hot and cold days.

Imagine what will happen when Labor win government with the help of the Greens and our system fails weekly or worse still, daily because of their 50% renewable energy targets.

I’m calling on people to use what ever power you want today. Run your air-conditioner at the temperature you feel most comfortable at. Do your washing as per normal. Stuff the Government! Today is our chance to prove to all Governments that we won’t bow to their rubbish and Australian’s deserve reliable, cheap electricity.

Stuff them!

The worlds largest solar installation to take over prime agricultural land

As you're all aware, I've called for a Senate Inquiry into solar panels here in Australia. You can read the press release I put up this morning.I've been out inspecting what will be the largest solar installation in the world, established by what appears to be the Chinese Government and approved on prime agricultural land just outside Brisbane. Not only is it taking up perfectly good cattle country, but the panels will be installed in a well-known hail zone that flows into the Brisbane River and into the country's 3rd largest city's drinking supply.If cadmium and lead are as toxic as I'm led to believe, why would we risk an environmental catastrophe by positioning the worlds largest solar plant within close proximity to the Brisbane river? Wouldn't you think these heavy metals would leach into the water supply of 2 million people?I don't think the council has given this adequate consideration and I will be asking for the Mayor to give me a 'Please Explain'.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #Solar #Kilcoy #Harlin

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Beef Kicked Out For Solar Farms

As you’re all aware, I’ve called for a Senate Inquiry into solar panels here in Australia. You can read the press release I put up this morning.

I’ve been out inspecting what will be the largest solar installation in the world, established by what appears to be the Chinese Government and approved on prime agricultural land just outside Brisbane.

Not only is it taking up perfectly good cattle country, but the panels will be installed in a well-known hail zone that flows into the Brisbane River and into the country’s 3rd largest city’s drinking supply.

If cadmium and lead are as toxic as I’m led to believe, why would we risk an environmental catastrophe by positioning the worlds largest solar plant within close proximity to the Brisbane river? Wouldn’t you think these heavy metals would leach into the water supply of 2 million people?

I don’t think the council has given this adequate consideration and I will be asking for the Mayor to give me a ‘Please Explain’.

Ban Baby Formula Exports

We're seeing reports across the country of baby formula being snatched up and sent back to China before Australian mothers can access it.With police busting a criminal network hiring people to buy the formula and send it overseas, you can be sure our mothers are missing out.If the government shores up our dairy industry again with prices farmers can make a buck out of, they’ll return to the industry and Australia will create surplus milk, which can be used to establish baby formula facilities that the growing Chinese population is craving.Our Government continues to allow dairies and other farming ventures to be sold off to Chinese companies who are simply shipping the fresh product by the planeload to China.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on Thursday, January 24, 2019

Ban Baby Formula Exports

PAULINE Hanson has demanded a ban on exports of baby formula, revealing her daughter was hit by shortages created by China’s demand and international syndicates.

As police yesterday revealed they had busted an ­alleged criminal network that hired people to steal baby ­formula to sell overseas, the One Nation leader also called for more help to keep Australian dairy farmers afloat.

Senator Hanson has questioned why the Morrison Government was not doing more to sandbag local producers, which could meet demand for quality Australian products.

“We’ve known for a very long time that Chinese syndicates have been stripping shelves of supermarkets and chemists across the country in order to send the product overseas, where they’re getting more than double their money back and the Government have done nothing to curb the behaviour,’’ Senator Hanson told The Courier-Mail.

“My daughter went through enormous problems getting her hands on baby formula with her first son and the problem continued when she had her second because of this very issue.

“I don’t know why the Government haven’t taken steps to stop the export of baby formula, which is meant for Australian consumers,” she said.

“They could put a limit on international travellers taking the product overseas like Singapore and other countries have. They could also confiscate the product sent by airmail when scanning mail destined abroad.”

Senator Hanson said it could lead to greater ­exports overseas if there was also more support for dairy farmers.

“If they shore up our dairy industry again with prices farmers can make a buck out of, they’ll return to the industry and Australia will create surplus milk, which can be used to establish baby formula facilities that the growing Chinese population is craving.

“Our Government continues to allow dairies and other farming ventures to be sold off to Chinese companies who are simply shipping the fresh product by the planeload to China.”

All exports of Australian dairy products over 10kg require an export permit and health certificate.

The department does not regulate the mailing of small quantities of infant formula to China, or the re-export of foreign-made baby formula, such as A2.