One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson has warned that Australia is at risk of being swamped by Muslims in her maiden speech to the Senate, echoing her first speech to Parliament in 1996.
She also repeated her call for a ban on all future Muslim immigration, telling the chamber that if things did not change, Australians would eventually be forced to live under sharia law.
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“Now we are in danger of being swamped by Muslims who bear a culture and ideology that’s incompatible with our own,” she said.
As she spoke, a number of Greens senators followed leader Richard Di Natale as he walked out of the chamber.
“Together, our MPs have left Senator Pauline Hanson’s first speech because we’ll call out racism wherever it occurs, including Parliament,” Senator Di Natale later said on Twitter.
“Racism has no place in Parliament but that is what we have just heard from Senator Hanson. I stand with those people hurt by her words,” another tweet read.
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