Pauline Hanson's One Nation Re-Launch Speech - 29th November

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Fellow Australians welcome. I am proud to announce, that I have been endorsed by the One Nation executive to take up the position as National Chairman and Leader of the party. Also the Queensland membership has voted overwhelmingly today, to change the name back to 'Pauline Hanson’s One Nation', and I thank you for your support.

My return to One Nation, the party I founded in 1997 was brought about because of my concern for our country in addition to the astounding support I have received from you, asking me never to give up. My fight has always been for equality, protecting our way of life along with a decent standard of living, and calling for accountability as well as good and honest government. We can no longer take for granted our freedom of speech or democracy. There are those lurking close at hand who wish to destroy all that is Australian and our freedom.  

It is up to all of us, not to shirk our political responsibilities. No longer can we rely on our Government to look after our interests. Nothing worth gaining, is ever gained without effort. You can no longer have freedom, without striving and suffering. You can no longer turn your back, and say it makes no difference. You can no longer cry ignorance. You can no longer say, you don’t have the time. The people who say this are simply saying, they are unfit to live in a free country. 

Our country was once the lucky country, living off the sheep’s back. When I was a child our unemployment was as low as 2%, work was easy to find, crime and murder was virtually unheard of, and migrants who sought to find their newfound homeland in Australia, embraced it with hard work, and gave their all to thank Australia for welcoming them.

A day hardly goes by without hearing of a murder. Our streets are unsafe for fear of muggings, bashings and rape. Our elderly lock themselves up in their homes, and our children are never out of our sight, for fear of paedophiles ready to prey on them. Now our unemployment rate is over 6%. Job security is a thing of the past. Our recent free trade agreement with China, will further erode Australian jobs, with these businesses bringing in their own workers.

As a young child, I remember visiting farms and market gardens with my family. Fruit and produce, beef and dairying was a way of life for many Australians. Now we find many have given up, and also their children see no future on the land. Our governments have done nothing to protect our food bowl with their free trade agreements, or truly understanding the plight of our farmers. De-regulation of our dairy industry saw many Australians shut down their farms, and many, completely broken, took their own lives. Yet these days, we see some of our dairy farms owned, and operated by foreigners and foreign governments.

Citrus growers ripped out and burned thousands of trees, because they could not compete with imported orange juice concentrate. The list goes on - apple growers, bananas, chicken, nothing is safe, and our governments, past and present have made sure of that. We must support our farmers. I don’t want America, China, India, or Japan or any other nation or its nationals buying and working our land, then exporting directly back to their own country without paying their fair share of tax, due to the 1953 Double Taxation Act.

In 1992 Paul Keating signed Agenda 21 on behalf of Australia. 178 Nations around the world signed this United Nation’s document. What is Agenda 21, you may ask? In short, it’s about Global land use, global education, and global population control. Another aim of Agenda 21, is to privatise water. A farmer can only capture 10 % of the water with his dam, the rest must flow to the rivers and creeks, or be taxed. South Australia are just starting to feel the effects of Agenda 21, with the state government trialing low flow by-passes on dams, at an estimated cost of up to $30,000, this is to stop water running into dams. A water licence must be bought for irrigation from your own dam and also a right to take water levy, whether you use it or not has been introduced by the government, and supported by the opposition.

Let me draw Australians attention to Section 100 of the Australian Constitution and it reads…"The Commonwealth shall not, by any law or regulation of trade or commerce, abridge the right of a State or of the residents therein to the reasonable use of the waters of rivers for conservation or irrigation." This has not been challenged in the high court but I believe under section 100 of the Constitution, Australians have the right to water. John Howard and his Liberal government, separated land and water in 2004 to make it a saleable commodity. This was not done for any reason other than for profit and the grubby business of multinationals and big business to make money. 

Agenda 21 also calls for the fencing of rivers and creeks, at the expense of the land owner, to stop live stock from accessing the water, supposedly for environmental purposes. Water is our life’s blood, without it we will die. No government or individual has the right to own or control another person’s use of water. In a drought stricken country such as Australia, we should be assisting farmers to put more dams on their properties, not shut them down with fines,  taxes and metres, or limiting the size of a dam if it does not impact on other properties and their water supplies. It’s the man on the land that is being targeted today, tomorrow it will be the cities that will be taxed for the rain water they capture in their tanks. Queensland will experience Agenda 21, it is only a matter of time. Always be wary when you hear the words sustainable development. This is what the Labor Government signed us up for and the Libs and Nationals have also supported it.

Australian farmers are facing bankruptcy, foreclosure on their farms due to years of drought. Our Government offers drought assistance of approx. $900 per fortnight. This may support the family just to put food on the table but would not buy feed for livestock. I call on our Government to assist and allow farmers to build dams. Our governments, federal and state, are destroying our farming sector, with red and green tape, licences, restrictions and costs. It has been reported that foreign investors have bought up land equivalent to the size of New South Wales and more are lining up. You can’t buy land in Japan, you can’t buy land in China, and you can’t buy land in Switzerland. The Philippines and Thailand to name a couple have very strict guidelines as to foreign ownership of land and property. What the hell are we doing? What have our governments Liberal, Nationals and Labor been doing for us? Hear me, if we the city people don’t support our farmers we will be a county that cannot feed itself. Foreign owned farming companies will bring in their own workers, ship the produce back to their country and not pay taxes that our Australian farmers have to pay.  

Many Australians, especially those looking to buy their first home, are realising it will only be a dream, and far out of their reach. Foreign investment is driving prices up, making our housing one of the most expensive in the world. Banks reap in the interest of the inflated loans, making young Australian families struggle to keep a roof over their heads and food on their table, with the ever increasing cost of living.

Australia has opened its doors and hearts, to many migrants from nearly every country around the world. Most have embraced the Australian way of life, culture and laws. Some are still trying to assimilate, and some never will, or want to.

Australia is a Christian country, but has had an open door policy to other religions practising their faith. Muslims migrated here, and with their ever increasing numbers, the cultural and religious differences have become more evident between us, and the impact it has had on our society (this is not the case with the even greater numbers of Buddhists in our country). In recent years Australia has experienced more social in-cohesion than ever before, with migrants. The Cronulla riots was an unprecedented cultural clash and I believe not the last we will see in this country.

In 1996 I called to abolish Multiculturalism. Just recently our former Prime Minister John Howard said, multiculturalism does not work, we are multiracial. He also said, we have a right to say who comes in to our country. Pity Howard didn’t back me up, when I said exactly the same in 1996. If he did, we wouldn’t be in the mess, we are today.  

Terrorism has impacted on the world, and closer to home, on our streets. Muslims are leaving Australia to fight for ISIL, an organisation that hates western values and democracy, murdering innocent people both Muslims and westerners inciting jihad, war. Even our government has raised our terror threat in Australia because of threats against us. Australians are in fear, not only of terrorism, but of Muslim’s wanting to usurp our country. We need only look at England, Netherlands, France, and Germany to name some that are now faced with street protestors, carrying signs indicating threats to those who oppose Islam. 

Islam opposes freedom of democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of the press. It is a totalitarian doctrine, Islam means submission (not ‘peace’ as some will have you think). Muslims are directed by the Koran (Sura 9-5): “Fight and slay the pagans (infidels) wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them in every stratagem of war.” When 9/11 occurred in America, Muslims were seen dancing and celebrating on the streets of Sydney. Mosques are flourishing across our nation yet most Australians don’t want them. Our local councils, state and federal governments turn a blind eye and deaf ears to the concerns of many Australians. 

I and many others were disgusted when Ed Husic, the first Muslim to be elected to federal parliament, was allowed to be sworn in on the Koran. Our Commonwealth Constitution states the swearing in is, “So Help Me God”, or an Affirmation for those who are not Christians. No Christian, even if they were to become elected in a Muslim country, which I highly doubt, would EVER be allowed to be sworn in on the bible.   

Most Australians find the Burqa or Niquab confronting including Julia Gillard and our current Prime Minister Tony Abbott who also went on to say, “I wish they weren’t worn, but this is a free country”. Let me inform our Prime Minister, Syria, France, Belgium, Tunisia, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, Turkey and The Netherlands have all banned the Burqa years ago. Syria, due to fear of increasing Islamic extremism among young Muslim students. In France anything that obscures their identity-including the Burqa, balaclavas, and hoods-in a public place. The French government claims the laws are helping everyone to integrate. Belgium a similar ban and stating incompatible with the rule of law. Turkey- in civil service jobs and government offices. Take note Prime Minister, a few of the countries mentioned are predominantly Muslim. I am sure they all consider their countries to be free. The difference is they can see the writing on the wall and want integration not segregation. They are trying to stamp out extremism.  

If we are to live in a cohesive society then everyone must be treated the same. Ban the Burqa and Niquab from government buildings, schools, universities and whilst driving a car. It is not a religious requirement, but some Muslim women are forced to wear it by their husbands as a form of submission and control. As I said earlier, we are a Christian country and I for one am disgusted when I hear that some of our schools, have banned Christmas carols and Christmas activities, because it may offend others. Never before have Christmas carols been a problem with any migrants other than Muslims. We must not stop what is Australian because it may offend others. If it does, then do not attend or simply find another country that has similar values.

Sharia Law has no place in Australia. There must be assurances by our government, that Muslim men marrying more than one wife under their law in Australia, although illegal, is not entitled to any form of welfare, family benefits or housing at any cost to the taxpayer. It has been reported approximately 70 young Muslim men have left Australia to fight for ISIL. ISIL have made their stance very clear that they hate the west and all it stands for. Those men who have gone to fight, if they are Australian citizens with dual citizenship they should have their Australian citizenship revoked disallowing them entry back in to Australia. 

Australians are being forced, and I will use the word forced, to buy food that is Halal certified. This means, food that has been subjected to approved certification systems, which guarantee to the consumers that nothing in the food, has any forbidden components, such as blood, pork, alcohol, and the flesh of carnivores or carrion or comes from an animal which has not been slaughtered in the correct manner, which includes having its throat slit. Halal certificates are issued, for a fee, by a certifying body. This system began in the 1980’s.

In France, the Halal food market is worth an estimated $7 Billion per annum. Companies in Australia don’t discuss what it costs them, as they have signed non-disclosure agreements. Yet we have been informed, that one chicken manufacturer in Australia had to pay $40,000 per processing plant per annum, a milk producer has to pay $7,000 per annum and even a small confectionery manufacturer was quoted $1,800 per annum. These fees are passed onto the consumer, YOU. The estimated worth of Halal accreditation worldwide is in excess of $2 trillion per annum. Halal food by itself, in not of concern. Nearly all food is naturally halal, meaning permissible under Islamic sharia law. Observant Muslims can make food of unknown origin halal, by pronouncing ‘bismillah’ over their meals. What is of concern is the recent invention of halal certification schemes. Halal certification is a money making racket. Other products with Halal certification include food essence, make up and cosmetics, clothing, transport, conveyor belts, cold storage, cleaning products, pet food, holidays, medicine and vitamins. The race is on to establish powerful international pharmaceutical ‘halal’ brands with an estimated worth of $500 billion per annum.

An example of non-food items that carry the Halal label is Neways International (Aust) based in Adelaide. Their products cover shampoos, conditioners, skin cleansers, creams and more. Australian icon Cadbury, paid to have the halal certification on their Easter product range this year, even though Easter is a Christian celebration and nothing to do with Islam. It is reported 71 of Cadbury’s products are halal certified. The Abbott government is giving $16 million of taxpayers’ dollars to Cadburys. If Cadburys can pay for halal certification, I don’t want to see any of my tax dollars propping them up.  Other Australian iconic brands and names paying for halal certification include, Coles and Woolworths white milk, sour cream and some bakery items, Aldi, Franklins, Kellogg’s Cornflakes and All Bran, MasterFoods, Sara Lee, Nestles, Bega Cheese, Dairy Farmers, Heinze, Colgate, Tassel, Steggels Chicken and Sanitarium’s weet-bix to name some out of a reported 900 Australian companies and growing.

This tax is an impost on the Australian consumer, of which 98% are non-Muslim. Australians are struggling to meet every day cost of living, and should not be forced to pay extra. Another great concern is, that some of the monies indirectly supports terrorism. 60% of Halal food in France is controlled by an organisation belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood. A French journalist’s life was threatened when he investigated how the Muslim Brotherhood was attempting a mafia-style takeover of the French Halal industry. Other taxes collected go to Islamic schools and mosques or directly in to the pockets of those who see this as a viable profit making business. If the government will not do anything to ban this hideous tax then I call on Australians to boycott companies and their products that support halal certification. 

Ladies and gentlemen, I have just raised some very taboo topics and will be called a racist and bigot. They did it years ago, but many of you know I am not a racist defined as 'someone who believes their race to be superior to another', but a proud Australian fighting to keep our culture and way of life in tact for us, and future generations. I do not believe that any of us, would exchange places, with any other people. I must stress, that there are many law abiding Muslims that respect our country, and are assimilating. The women dress like any other Aussie, and men treat women with respect. Those Muslims need to stand proud and unite with Australians in opposing the Islamisation of Australia. This is pre-eminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Political correctness must be thrown in the rubbish, and we should not shrink or cower from honestly facing conditions in our country today. 

Our freedom of speech, expression and rights are under threat. Let me remind our Prime Minister and others that follow, no one came and handed us a document stating you are a free country. Our freedom was won due to the deaths and sacrifices of hundreds of thousands of Australians. Men and women who didn’t want to go to war. Men and women, and their families, who have had to pick up the pieces of those suffering from medical and mental conditions. Men and women who lives would never be the same again. Men and women, who, Australians honour every year on Remembrance and Anzac Days, every year. Our freedom was won, but it can only be held with strong leadership that does not take it for granted. Let those who come here for a new way of life, respect our freedom, culture, laws and way of life. If they are not prepared to do that, then we don’t want or need them here. 

There are many who confine themselves to criticism of the way others do what they themselves dare not even attempt. This is a quote by Theodore Roosevelt former President of the United States April 23, 1910; Paris.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." 

Ladies and Gentlemen, you can take a critics view or join me and Pauline Hanson’s One Nation, in our fight to uphold the Australian way of life and a fair go. I cannot do it alone and nor should I. 

Thank you
Pauline Hanson



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