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