Today I will ask all Senators if they acknowledge that the wearing of full-face coverings, such as burqas and niqabs,...

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Pauline Hanson Moves To Ban Burqa – Voted Down By Out Of Touch Politicians

On Thursday Pauline Hanson asked all Senators to acknowledge that the wearing of full-face coverings, such as burqas and niqabs, has no place in a modern western society.

Senator Hanson asked the Senate to call on the Federal Government to ban burqas and niqabs in places where identification is necessary and security is an issue.

One Nation has fought to ban the burqa for many years. Senator Hanson’s motion was the closest Australia has come to realising an actual ban.

Ban The Burqa

Big day today. Pauline is submitting a petition to the Senate that calls for a ban on the burqa and niqab. It has been signed by over 23,000 Australians. So many Australians are passionate about this issue and it is about time they had their voices heard.Pauline will also be forcing the Senate to vote on whether they believe full-face coverings such as the burqa and niqab have any place in western society and calling for the Senate to immediately ban these types of coving in public places where identification is necessary and security is an issue.We've also been saying that feminists are pathetic on this issue and Pauline won't back down.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Unfortunately the motion was defeated in the Senate, with the big parties, Greens and cross-bench teaming up to vote it down.

SENATE BURQA BAN VOTE OUTCOMEThe major parties have joined with Greens & the crossbench to vote against Pauline's…

Posted by Malcolm Roberts on Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The motion was defeated 4 votes to 43 by politicians in the Senate. Hours later, news.com.au conducted a public poll where support for the ban came in at 87% with over 24,000 votes at the time.

Undeterred, Senator Hanson and One Nation have vowed to continue fighting to have the burqa banned. Even if we have to deal with gutless politicians who don’t represent the view of the people, One Nation will continue to fight to be the people’s voice in Parliament.

One Nation Announces First Lower House Candidate for Federal Election – Capricornia

With the party’s Federal Candidacy applications closing soon, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation has put a national call out for any last minute applicants who haven’t put their hat in the ring to do so immediately at https://www.onenation.org.au/become-a-candidate/.

Central Queensland miner, Wade Rothery has been announced as the One Nation candidate for Capricornia ahead of the next federal election.

Incumbent Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry, narrowly holds the seat by 0.8%, leaving the father of four a great chance for One Nation’s prospects.

Mr Rothery has described the current political system as a “circus on steroids”, with many people disillusioned with both parties.

“When Bill Shorten gave Labors assurance to a green group activist, Geoff Cousins to try and revoke an environmental licence for a coal mine in Central Queensland, my blood boiled and I said to my wife, neither Labor or the LNP can be trusted to stand by coal mining in this country.”

“One Nation will give the mining sector surety and force the federal Government to underwrite new coal fired power stations and lower the nations electricity prices.”

“Both Labor and the LNP tippy toe around the word ‘coal’ and it’s about time someone just tells the truth. It’s the cheapest form of electricity generation we have in Australia, unless the country is prepared to have a discussion on nuclear.”

Mr Rothery said “Locals recognise the Rothery name throughout Central Queensland. They know my family have had a long standing history in the transport industry throughout Rockhampton.”

“I’ve played for the Comets and chosen to raise my four kids here, while working in the mining industry.”

“It goes without saying this region needs better services and infrastructure, but let’s get back to the basics of Farming, Mining and Tourism. Support those industries with less red tape and more incentives to do well and you’ll see Capricornia boom again.”

“Capricornia has proven it can be successful and I think we can prove it again with One Nation behind the area.”

One Nation has worked hard for Capricornia, saving farmers in Marlborough from compulsory acquisition by the Singaporean Army and securing the Banking Inquiry into Rural Lending Practices, which led to the current Royal Commission into the banks.

“Over 21% of people across Rockhampton and Gracemere put their faith in me at the State election last year and I trust many more will see that I’m keen to change the fortunes of this region, which has long been overlooked by Labor and the LNP.”

Wade is always contactable on his facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/wade.rothery/

Send Aid to Farmers Not Foreigners

A few months ago, Malcolm Roberts hit the road with a drover to see how some farmers across the country are keeping their cattle alive during this drought.

Australian farmers forced to drove their cattle to keep them alive

A few months ago, Malcolm Roberts hit the road with a drover to see how some farmers across the country are keeping their cattle alive during this drought.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Thursday, August 2, 2018

How can we justify shamefully wasting billions on overseas handouts to corrupt governments and unaccountable NGOs while our own farmers struggle with extreme droughts and suicide! ‬

SHARE if you think we should start redirecting foreign aid to Aussie farmers!

Pauline Calls for Banking Royal Commission to be Extended

The Banking Royal Commission has already achieved some positive outcomes. We have already seen NAB pledge they will stop…

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

From the Courier Mail

Pauline Hanson asks PM Malcolm Turnbull to extend banking royal commission

RENEE VIELLARIS

PAULINE Hanson has written to Malcolm Turnbull to call for the banking royal commission to be extended and widened, warning too many victims are not being heard.

The One Nation leader has joined a growing chorus of critics, arguing the inquiry has failed to apply a blowtorch to the opaque relationship between banks, receivers, liquidators and insolvency firms.

The correspondence to Mr Turnbull, dated July 23, came as National Australia Bank bowed to pressure and announced it would stop charging drought-ridden farmers interest when they failed to make repayments.

Senator Hanson asked Mr Turnbull to invite commissioner Ken Hayne to seek extra time to hear more evidence.

The commission must submit an interim report by September 30 and provide a final report by February 1, 2019.​ ​

“I am receiving numerous correspondence and calls from constituents who, while they have lodged their submissions have not, and have been informed by officers of the royal commission, will not be invited to attend to give evidence ­before the royal commission due to the limitation of time,’’ Senator Hanson wrote.

“It needs to be stated categorically any request by the commissioner for an extension of time shall be granted to give full effect to the findings.

“Secondly, the most important issue that has arisen and raised previously by me, is the inclusion of receivers and managers, liquidators and ­insolvency firms appointed by the banks to come within the terms of reference of the royal commission. I, on behalf of all those people who have suffered loss due to actions of those receivers, managers, liquidators and insolvency groups, urge you to take the proactive step of widening the terms of the royal commission to make it perfectly clear it has the authority to call those stated parties to account.

“Also, state publicly and invite the commissioner to seek an extension of time to hear further evidence.”

It is almost certain that if Commissioner Hayne asked for more time, it would be granted.

It’s not good enough that it takes an election to get some sort of funding to address the ice issue in Longman. The...

Posted by Matthew Stephen for Longman - One Nation on Sunday, June 17, 2018

Longman By-Election Campaign Hits Home Straight – Voters Sick of the Lies

The fight for Longman has hit the final day before general polling booths open. Matthew Stephen, candidate for One Nation, has put in a phenomenal amount of work into the electorate.

The difference with Matt’s work is that it involved going to the streets and actually listening to the people of Longman. While the big parties have thrown a metric tonne of fake news at Matt and too many storms in teacups to count, Matt has stuck to his mission of listening to the people and representing them.

“I’m just excited to see how the voters turn out tomorrow.” Matt said today.

“I’ve said from the start I’m here to win and that would absolutely be the best case scenario.”

“Win or lose though, I think we’re going to give the big parties a major shakeup, I know Labor is scared beyond belief at how our campaign has gone.”

Make sure you jump on to Matt’s facebook page and show your support for the final run home!

Pauline Hanson moves to ban the burqa in Australia

More and more countries across the globe are banning the burqa, including muslim nations. When parliament returns after the winter break, I'll be pushing forward with legislation to have our federal parliament ban the burqa also.In the past week, the Dutch have finally passed laws banning the burqa which will build greater social cohession, improve security and remove the suppression of women.Netherlands joins France, Belgium, Chad, Cameroon, Niger and the Congo to name a few who have also banned the burqa.It's time Australia moves in the same direction to remove this radical and suppressive garb.Share if you support my efforts to ban the burqa and be sure to contact your local member to tell them how you'd like them to vote.#Auspol #Canberra #OneNation #PaulineHanson #Liberal #Labor #TheGreens

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Sunday, July 1, 2018

Pauline Pushes to Ban Burqa

More and more countries across the globe are banning the burqa, including muslim nations. When parliament returns after the winter break, I’ll be pushing forward with legislation to have our federal parliament ban the burqa also.

In the past week, the Dutch have finally passed laws banning the burqa which will build greater social cohession, improve security and remove the suppression of women.

Netherlands joins France, Belgium, Chad, Cameroon, Niger and the Congo to name a few who have also banned the burqa.

It’s time Australia moves in the same direction to remove this radical and suppressive garb.

Share if you support my efforts to ban the burqa and be sure to contact your local member to tell them how you’d like them to vote.

Pauline Hanson Rejects Company Tax Cuts

Let's make it very clear - I will not be supporting Company Tax Cuts.I spoke this morning on Sunrise with Derryn Hinch about the matter of Corporate Tax Cuts and even had Clive Palmer lobbying my staff over the weekend. Clive claimed he'd make more money off his $450 million dollars in the bank if company tax cuts were passed. Sorry Clive, it's not all about you.Don't forget small to medium sized businesses have already received a company tax cut which I supported last year up to $50 million.Happy to hear your views as always.#Auspol #PaulineHanson #TaxCuts #Mulitnationals #Australia

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Sunday, June 24, 2018

Company Tax Cuts Dead until Multinationals Pay Fair Share

One Nation has definitively answered no on their support for Company tax cuts for companies earning over $50 million a year.

One Nation previously delivered relief in the form of tax cuts for small and medium businesses up to $50 million a year. The government must force multinational companies to pay their fair share of tax. Over 700 multinationals pay little or no tax despite turning over billions of dollars in revenue each year. Until they pay their fair share, One Nation cannot support tax cuts for large companies.

One Nation also supported income tax cuts for workers. Nurses, teachers, tradies and emergency service personnel are just some of the workers that will benefit from the tax cuts starting the next financial year.

From Pauline:

“Let’s make it very clear – I will not be supporting Company Tax Cuts.

I spoke this morning on Sunrise with Derryn Hinch about the matter of Corporate Tax Cuts and even had Clive Palmer lobbying my staff over the weekend.

Clive claimed he’d make more money off his $450 million dollars in the bank if company tax cuts were passed. Sorry Clive, it’s not all about you.

Don’t forget small to medium sized businesses have already received a company tax cut which I supported last year up to $50 million.”

Pauline Proposes People’s Vote on Immigration

The Australian people have never been consulted on the issue of Australia’s run away rates of immigration.

It time for that to change. The Government should get out of the way and let the people have their say!

Is the government too scared of political correctness to put it to the people? Especially since the majority are in favour of cutting immigration?

Unlike the same sex marriage plebiscite, an immigration plebiscite could be done cheaply at the next election.

Read the full story below:

Let voters decide on migration, says Pauline Hanson

Joe KellyThe Australian

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is pushing for a plebiscite to be held in tandem with the next federal election to allow the Australian people to have their say on whether migration levels should be scaled back.

Senator Hanson will today give notice of her intention to introduce a plebiscite bill when the parliament resumes in August. She hopes to win government and crossbench support for the initiative.

The move to give Australians a say on the migration rate comes just four weeks ahead of the crucial Longman by-election in Queensland that is shaping as a key gauge on the health of the One Nation vote.

Senator Hanson told The Australian the people had “never had a say in the level of migration coming into Australia” and made a number of suggestions about how the question could be formulated.

“The question to be put would be along the lines of ‘what level of immigration should we be taking into Australia?’ or possibly even asking people ‘what is the population they can see that would be sustainable for Australia’s way of life and standard of living?’”

The migration rate has become an ideological flashpoint issue within the Coalition after Tony Abbott unveiled an alternative conservative manifesto in 2017 which included a cut to the immigration intake to relieve pressure on major population centres.

The Australian revealed in April that Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton had canvassed changes to the intake with Coalition colleagues.

The campaign for a plebiscite comes after a Lowy Institute poll showed that 54 per cent of Australians believed the number of ­migrants coming into the country each year was too high, an increase of 14 points on last year and 17 points on 2014.

Senator Hanson told The Australian: “You’ve got to have people who are actually voters in this country having a say on this.

“I do not support a plebiscite as was done with same-sex marriage — by postal vote.

“It should be done at the next general election.”

Mr Abbott has been advocating for the government to halve ­immigration levels to about 80,000 a year to allow for infrastructure to catch up with growing population numbers, earning him rebukes from colleagues including Trade Minister Steven Ciobo and Treasurer Scott Morrison.

West Australian senator Dean Smith has also taken up the issue, arguing that new curbs should be put on migration levels because overcrowding concerns had become a priority issue for voters.

In an interview with The ­Australian earlier this week, ­Senator Smith used data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics to argue that Australia’s labour force could double in the next 50 years to 26.8 million — creating a major challenge in keeping unemployment rates down. He also said that Australia’s yearly population growth rate of 1.63 per cent was higher than in Asia (0.9 per cent), North America (0.73 per cent) and 20 times ­higher than in Europe (0.08 per cent).

The Australian understands that Senator Hanson will not view government support for her plebiscite bill as a part of a quid pro quo that would see her voting in favour of the government’s corporate tax cuts.

“We have high levels of ­migration coming in from foreign students, visa holders, and foreign workers,” Senator Hanson said.

“The impact it’s having on Australia is overcrowding in our cities, the housing shortage and (the ­taking up of) jobs.

“Also, the government has been keeping up high immigration numbers to make their budget ­papers look good.”

Senator Hanson believed the government was relying on high immigration rates to underwrite GDP growth forecasts into the ­future.

Why a Cap on Government Debt is Needed

This week, Pauline Hanson tabled a bill in parliament to bring back Australia’s debt ceiling so this parliament can start getting serious about economic management and budget repair.

Spending and borrowing are already out of control under the Coalition and we shudder to think what could happen under a Government run by Labor and the Greens.

Read the full story below:

Pauline Hanson aims to cap government debt

Matt CoughlanThe Newcastle Herald

Pauline Hanson wants to limit the amount of money the government can borrow by bringing back a debt ceiling.

The One Nation leader has introduced private legislation to parliament to set the debt cap at 35 per cent of gross domestic product, effectively reinstating the ceiling which was abandoned under former treasurer Joe Hockey.

“It is unfair and unconscionable for governments to borrow to pay for day-to-day spending and leave it to another generation to repay a debt for things they did not receive,” Senator Hanson told the upper house on Monday.

It comes after the Young Liberals unsuccessfully tried to pass a motion at the party’s federal council to reintroduce a debt ceiling.

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann spoke against the motion, arguing it would mean the government would be forced to negotiate spending with the crossbench.

Gross debt will be $561 billion in 2018/19, or 29.5 per cent of GDP, and is forecast to peak at $596 billion in 2025/26.

Senator Hanson said governments needed to be prudent during good times to position them to help the economy during the bad.

“Australia has never defaulted on its government debt but that is not the same as saying it can never happen,” she said.

GetUp! Greens Agenda Praises LNP Energy Plan

The LNP has just thrown Queensland’s mining sector under the bus and thrown its lot in with Labor, the Greens and GetUp. Promising to jump from the cheap, affordable power generation offered by coal fired power stations, LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has guaranteed that no Queenslanders will have cheap, reliable power with the major parties at a time when almost all households are struggling.

GetUp! environmental spokesman Sam Regester had this to say about Ms Frecklinton’s pledge:

“Genuinely I am staggered. Thrilled, yes, and staggered,”

We should be supporting our mining industry, including coal mining, investing in modern coal-fired power stations and lowering energy prices!

Read the full story below, and leave a comment on the Australian article here.

GetUp! Lauds LNP Energy Plan

Jared OwensThe Australian

Queensland’s new Liberal National leader Deb Frecklington has won plaudits from GetUp! over her plans for state-owned renewables to prepare the state for “a future beyond coal”.

As reported in The Australian this morning, the Opposition Leader extended an olive branch to swinging voters by promising to instruct state-owned energy companies to transition to green power.

GetUp! environmental spokesman Sam Regester said Ms Frecklington’s pledge for publicly owned renewables had “just changed the paradigm of Queensland politics”.

“Genuinely I am staggered. Thrilled, yes, and staggered,” he tweeted. “This from the party whose election platform was paying to build a new coal power station. Wowee.”

Ms Frecklington’s speech also committed to aircondition every state school classroom, noting 2017 was Queensland’s hottest year on record, and to roadworks including a new motorway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Guaranteeing there would be “no new taxes” under a first-term LNP government, Ms Frecklington said: “It’s clear this state is stagnating. We need to take action if Queensland is to start climbing the economic ladder again.”

State Development Minister Cameron Dick ridiculed Ms Frecklington’s renewables plan as “simply not credible” given the LNP had recently campaigned on plans to privatise energy companies and fast-track a new coal-fired power station.

“Her policy about-face on renewable energy has elevated the political backflip to an Olympic sport in which she would get the gold medal,” Mr Dick said.

Innovation Minister Kate Jones suggested Ms Frecklington’s renewables plan was designed to “sweeten the pot” before reviving plans to sell the generator companies.

On renewables, Ms Frecklington said: “An LNP Government would mandate government-owned energy companies to support renewable energy generation.

“We would work with the Australian Energy Market Operator to find the right mix of electricity generation to ensure our electricity supply is affordable, secure and clean.

“I promise Queenslanders that the LNP will plan for a future beyond coal.

“These government-owned businesses need a future beyond the current generation stock and should be allowed to look at new technologies when it makes economic sense to do so.”

In her speech, Ms Frecklington also committed to the Brisbane Metro, real-time monitoring of petrol prices and deregulating energy prices in regional Queensland.

Mr Frecklington said she was “very proud” of the LNP’s record on healthcare, pledging to introduce incentives for hospitals and private-sector partnerships to improve outcomes.

She committed to supporting both greater school autonomy and greater oversight of curriculums to ensure studies were focused on language, literacy and numeracy.

Mr Dick said the “no new taxes” pledge, which came with a commitment to also reduce debt, meant an incoming LNP government would have no option but to slash public service budgets.