Queensland Senate candidate Pauline Hanson during a trip to Mackay.Photo: Emily Smith
Queensland Senate candidate Pauline Hanson during a trip to Mackay.Photo: Emily Smith Emily Smith

Pauline Hanson calls for Royal Commission into Islam

THE threat of terrorism in Queensland ranks near the top of Pauline Hanson's list of concerns.

During a trip to Mackay today, the Queensland Senate Candidate and One Nation party leader suggested a Royal Commission to determine "whether Islam was a religion or a political ideology", and advocated stopping Muslims and refugees entering the country.

The serial political contender has no Dawson One Nation party candidate, but has 12 throughout the state.

"I think people will actually go looking for me on their big white paper. They are absolutely fed up by the major political parties," Ms Hanson said.

"I think all Australians will agree, that if you are law abiding and if you actually embrace this country and our culture and our way of life and our laws, then there's no problems but I don't want to see any more increased Muslim intake. Until we actually know that it is just a religion. I think we have a right to be concerned about it.

"I want to see a Royal Commission or an inquiry into Islam, is it truly a religion or a political ideology? We can't make the mistakes other countries have made with increased Muslim immigration that has destroyed their nations."

She also said Australia needed to put a stop to accepting any refugees, because by her maths, any money that would go towards supporting them would be better spent on Australians.

"I believe that we need to put a stop to refugees coming into Australia," she said.

"The extra 12,000 Syrians refugees coming into Australia will cost about $830 million, $69,000 per refugee. I think a lot of people in this community would dearly love to have $69,000 to help them."

She also said she would like to "stop a lot of the bringing in of the 457 Visas" and stop "skilled migrants taking jobs for the youth".

Domestic violence was also a key issue for Ms Hanson, who stated she wanted to ensure men, women and children were all helped to bring an end to the horrendous problem.

She said it was an issue she'd dealt with first hand, and she claimed 27 men a week were suiciding because of the issue.

When asked about how she would approach issues surrounding Adani's Carmichael Coal mine, Ms Hanson said as she was not in parliament yet, she did not have the resources to give a clear-cut response.

But she reiterated stopping high unemployment and reigning in government spending would be other goals, should she be elected to the senate.

Ms Hanson will stay in Mackay tonight, and hoped to meet with locals and those in the fisheries industry to hear about their issues tomorrow.  

Getting help with domestic violence

Mackay Police: 4968 3400 Domestic Violence Resource Service: 4957 3888 Domestic Violence Service of Central Queensland: 4982 4288 Dv connect women's line: 1800 811 811 Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277 Centacare: 4840 0600   


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