Senator Fraser Anning calls for new White Australia Policy

Aaron Brown
August 18, 2018

"The final solution to the immigration problem is, of course, a popular vote", Anning concluded, before proposing a plebiscite "to allow the Australian people to decide whether they want wholesale non-English speaking immigrants from the Third World and, in particular, whether they want any Muslims".

Later on the floor of Parliament, Turnbull said the reference to a "final solution" on immigration was a "shocking insult" to the Jewish people.

The Queensland senator from Katter's Australian Party is unapologetic about using a phrase coined by Nazi leaders in World War II to describe their plan to murder Jewish people on an industrial scale.

But an appallingly racist diatribe, by a senator who not one in a thousand Australians would have heard of, on Wednesday brought nearly all the parliament together to reassert some core values of Australia's policy.

Ms Faruqi said she was excited to bring "much needed diversity" to Canberra, and hoped her presence would encourage non-white Australians.

Anning is a former member of One Nation and won his seat in Parliament after the removal of One Nation Sen.

"I could stand on Bondi Beach, serving sausage sangers in an Akubra, draped in an Australian flag with a southern cross tattoo and, for some, I still wouldn't be Australian enough", she wrote in the Junkee article. Derryn Hinch, a fellow member of the opposition, called it "Pauline Hanson on steroids".

Muslims make up about 3 percent of Australia's population.

When challenged this morning on the use of the term Mr Anning told Channel Nine he "didn't even think about that funnily enough".

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Senator Anning said Joh Bjelke-Petersen's reign as Queensland premier was the state's "golden age". "Ninety percent of Australia have been waiting for someone to say it and believe it".

Senator Hanson fell out with Senator Anning after two decades of friendship over staffing issues when he entered parliament earlier in the year.

VideoFraser Anning's speech in the Upper House called for a ban on Muslim's migrating to Australia and involved using the words "final solution" which has been historically associated with Nazi Germany.

In her speech in the NSW parliament, Faruqi recalled enduring racist and sexist trolling during her tenure as MP "not because of what I'm doing but because of who I am, where I come from, and the colour of my skin". She said Howard had asked him for a job but she refused to take him on.

"Now, as I said, I'm appalled by Fraser Anning's speech".

"If people want to take it out of context that's entirely up to them", he told Nine Network.

The outrage over Anning's comments follows fury earlier this month after broadcaster Sky News aired an interview with far-right agitator Blair Cottrell, who once called for a portrait of Adolf Hitler to be hung "in every (Australian) classroom and every school".

Mr Anning also called for a complete ban on Muslim immigration and linked Muslim communities to terrorism and being on welfare programmes. Those of us who have been on the receiving end of racism know what it feels like.

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