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The Racial Hatred Act: Case study 3

 case study 3pauline hanson's maiden speech


  • media response to Pauline Hanson's maiden speech to Parliament
  • excerpts from Pauline Hanson's
    maiden speech


Please note that none of the reports in the case studies have been the
subject of complaints or queries under the Racial Hatred Act.

Excerpts from Pauline Hanson's Parliamentary
maiden speech:

Along with millions of Australians, I am fed up to the back teeth with the
inequalities that are being promoted by the government and paid for by the

I and most Australians want our immigration policy radically reviewed and
that of multiculturalism abolished.

I believe we are in danger of being swamped by Asians. Between 1984 and 1995,
40 per cent of all migrants coming into this country were of Asian origin.
They have their own culture and religion, form ghettos and do not assimilate.

Time is running out. We may have only 10 to 15 years left to turn things
around. Because of our resources and our position in the world, we will not
have a say because neighbouring countries such as Japan, with 125 million
people; China, with 1.2 billion people; India, with 846 million people; Indonesia,
with 178 million people; and Malaysia, with 20 million people are well aware
of our resources and potential.

Hansard - 10 September, 1996 -

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