Sen­a­tor’s speech at­tack on Aus­tralian way of life: MP

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Brand MHR Madeleine King has re­acted an­grily to the provoca­tive maiden speech in Par­lia­ment by Kat­ter’s Aus­tralia Party Sen­a­tor Fraser An­ning last Tues­day.

In his speech, Sen­a­tor An­ning called for a re­turn to a “Euro­pean Chris­tian” im­mi­gra­tion pol­icy, a ban on Mus- lim im­mi­gra­tion and used the term “fi­nal so­lu­tion” when talk­ing about end­ing the lat­ter.

Ms King called Sen­a­tor An­ning’s speech an “at­tack on the Aus­tralian way of life in the most rep­re­hen­si­ble man­ner”.

“He spoke of an Aus­tralia that I do not know. He lied. He sought to sow fear and cre­ate divi­sion in the most suc­cess­ful and har­mo­nious mul­ti­cul­tural na­tion on the face of the earth,” she said.

“The elec­torate of Brand, the cities of Rock­ing­ham and Kwinana, and all of WA, are won­der­fully eth­ni­cally di­verse.

“There is great strength in our di­ver­sity and all that live in Aus­tralia ben­e­fit from this strength.”

Sen­a­tor An­ning’s speech was widely con­demned as “vile” and “racist” by par­lia­men­tar­i­ans; how­ever, his party leader Bob Kat­ter stood by his speech.

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