Reclaim Australia Speech - Pauline Hanson

Sunday, April 19, 2015

I would like to welcome everyone here today. Media in some areas, and others, have targeted this as a racist rally, before any Australian has had the opportunity to voice their concerns. For too long we have suffered trial by media, and those with hidden agendas. Let my fellow Australians judge me on what I say, but don’t deny me the right to have my say.

I am not a racist. Criticism is not racism. I am a proud Australian fighting for our democracy, culture and way of life. In three weeks from now, we will be honouring and paying homage to the Anzacs, ordinary Australians who didn’t want to go to war and die. They fought for our freedoms and our current serving defense men and women continue to do that, sometimes at the ultimate price. We can never forget that, or take it for granted.

This rally being held across our nation today, was called out of shear frustration from ordinary Australians who fear for the future of our nation, and the mindset of our politicians who don’t appear to be listening. We can no longer take for granted what’s left of 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, but now our unemployment rate is over 6% and much higher in rural areas. Job security is a thing of the past. Our recent free trade agreement with China, will further erode jobs, with Chinese businesses bringing in their own workers, not to mention the highly secretive Trans Pacific Partnership which One Nation believes will see more of our industries and jobs disappear.

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. Our governments have done nothing to protect our food bowl and now farmers are committing suicide every week. Why aren’t the media and politicians speaking a word of this?

Hear me, if the city people don’t support our farmers, we will be a country that cannot feed ourselves. We will be a country that relies on imported produce. A country which will be forced to eat contaminated and unregulated food, as we have just seen with imported frozen berries containing Hepatitis A, resulting in over 20 Australians being infected. 

We must reclaim support for our farmers. Do you want China, America, India, Japan or any other nation or its nationals buying and working our land, then exporting the produce directly back to their country, with Australians having to buy it back from them? This would be on top of these foreign investors not paying their fair share of tax due to the 1953 Double Taxation Act. I know I don’t. 

Jim Killaly the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation in 2010 said, “40% of the 1300 big businesses with a turnover of more than $250 million, paid no tax on average over the past four years”. Back in 2010, 40% of big businesses were foreign – owned, I am sure that figure is much higher today. He said, “Being foreign owned helps in moving profits off-shore. It helps in creating tax-deductible loans in Australia which are used for payments off-shore, away from the ATO’s eyes”. Some of the biggest offenders are Apple and IKEA, yet our government is now advocating to tax Australians for deposits they put in their bank accounts on top of raising the GST. We are taxed to the hilt! Enough is enough! Multinationals must pay their fair share of tax.

In 1992 Paul Keating signed Australia up to Agenda 21, a United Nations document and not a ‘conspiracy theory’ as the media and politicians would have you believe. For those who are not aware of Agenda 21, also known as ‘sustainable development’, it is about global land use…global education…global population control…and stripping people of property rights… - it is about deciding how exactly you will live your life. Where is the freedom in that?

An aspect of Agenda 21 is to privatise water. 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 Australians under section 100 of the Constitution, have the right to water. 

However, under Agenda 21 Australian farmers will only be able to  capture 10 % of water in their dams, the rest must flow to the rivers and creeks, or they will be taxed. South Australia are just starting to feel the effects of Agenda 21, with the state Labor government trialing low flow by-passes on dams to stop water running into them. This comes at an estimated cost of up to $30,000 to each farmer. Farmers are also being charged for water licenses and compulsory levies, all supported by the Liberal opposition. 

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. What’s even scarier is that they did this without a referendum.

The Liberals and Labor parties pretend that they are in opposition, but we are starting to see that they are one and the same. Good governments are made by good oppositions and in QLD and Australia, we have neither.

We must ask ourselves, if water is privatised, will we pay higher water rates or be stopped from using water unless we can afford to pay? Is the taxing of farmers driving up the prices of produce at the supermarket? It has to be a contributing factor.

In the United States, the Republican Party have now acknowledged that Agenda 21 is of no good to the American people. Why are Australian governments unable to recognise threats to our country and freedoms?
Queensland will experience Agenda 21, it is only a matter of time unless we reclaim our right to water and let our political representatives know that if they do not abide by the Australian Constitution, which is there to protect us, we WILL vote them out at the next election. 

Our land must also be protected, so that future generations will have the opportunity of owning their own homes and farming their own land. Did you know that land portions as large as the size of NSW have already been sold to overseas investors? You can’t buy land in China. You can’t buy land Japan, and you can’t buy land in Switzerland. The Philippines and Thailand have very strict guidelines as to foreign ownership. What the hell are we doing? What have our Liberal, National and Labor governments been doing for us? 

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, due to large loans, while Australian families struggle to keep a roof over their heads and food on their table. There is a place for foreign investment in Australia but it must not come at a cost to you and I. Our Government should be safeguarding out futures, NOT selling us out.

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.

The majority of Australians live by Christian values, but Australia has had an open door policy to other religions practicing their faith. Australia has opened up to letting Muslims migrate from their war torn countries, but with their ever-increasing numbers, the cultural and religious differences have become more evident, including the impact it has had on Australian society.  There are many peaceful immigrants of different races and religions, but in recent years Australia has experienced more social in-cohesion than ever before, with migrants who ARE opposed to our way of life. The Cronulla riots was an unprecedented cultural clash and I believe not the last we will see in this country.

Terrorism has impacted on the world, and closer to home, on our streets. We woke up this morning to hear of 147 non-muslim students MURDERED in Kenya by Islamist group Al Shabaab. It makes me sick to look out amongst this crowd and think each one of us have a potential target on our heads by extreme individuals and terrorist groups.

Many Muslim extremists are leaving Australia to fight for ISIL, an organisation that hates western values and democracy, murdering innocent people who are both Muslims and westerners to incite jihad, war. It has been reported approximately 400 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. If those men who have gone to fight are Australian citizens with dual citizenship, I call for their Australian citizenship to be revoked, disallowing them entry back in to Australia.

We are in fear of extremists and terrorism and yet our politicians are not listening. Simply raising our terror threat to high will not stop the terror threats against us. We need only look at England, the Netherlands, France, and Germany to name a few that are now faced with street protestors, carrying signs indicating threats to those who oppose Islam. 

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 New York, Muslims were seen dancing and celebrating on the streets of Sydney. Mosques are flourishing across our nation, yet most Australians don’t want them. 

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 Quarán. Our Commonwealth Constitution states that swearing in is by ‘So Help Me God’, or an Affirmation for those who are not Christians. No Christian, even if they were to become elected in an Islamic 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 said, “I wish they weren’t worn, but this is a free country.” 

Let me inform our Prime Minister that Syria, France, Belgium, Tunisia, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, Turkey and The Netherlands have all banned the Burqa… years ago. The French government claims the laws are helping everyone to integrate. 

If we are to live in a cohesive society, then everyone must be treated equally. Ban the Burqa and Niquab from government buildings, schools, universities and whilst driving a car. It is not a religious requirement, it was worn to protect ones face from sand storms. We do not have sand storms in the cities of Australia. 

As I said earlier, we are a country based on Christian values and I for one am disgusted when I hear that some of our schools, have banned Christmas carols and activities, because it may offend others. We must not stop what is Australian because it may offend others. If people are offended, then they should not attend or simply find another country that has similar values to theirs.

Sharia Law has no place in Australia. Many politicians and the media will tell you that there is no Sharia Law in Australia, but they are wrong. Perhaps they need to step down from their ivory towers and see for themselves those seeking to have Sharia law recognised in this country. Do you honestly want to see the legal age for marriage lowered to 9 for little girls? Do you want to see hands and feet cut off as a form of punishment? Do you want to see young girls going through Female Genital Mutilation? Do you want to see homosexuals sentenced to death? Do you want to see marriage without consent?

There must be assurances by our government, that Muslim men marrying more than one wife under their law in Australia, although illegal, are not entitled to any form of welfare, family benefits or housing at any cost to the taxpayer. 

While many of us are angry, I believe we must turn our anger towards our Government rather than Muslim people, our politicians are the ones who have the power to stop extremism. 

I must stress, that there are some law abiding Muslims who 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 as Australians. If you are afraid to publicly speak out against radical Islam for fear of being targeted by extremists, then quietly speak out when you cast your vote in elections, vote for representatives who will stand up for your freedoms.

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 John Howard didn’t back me up, when I said those exact words in 1996. If he did, we wouldn’t be in the mess we are today.  Australians welcome people from different races, all we want is for them to join us and contribute to building this great country for our generations to come. 

It is time that all Australians and our media learn that multiculturalism and multiracialism have two very different meanings and we must acknowledge that there are some cultures that cannot live in peace and harmony with one another due to their incompatible beliefs. Why have we been made to believe otherwise, what if it is just human nature? 

Australians are being forced, and I will use the word forced, to buy food that is Halal certified. Halal certificates are issued, for a fee, by a certifying body. This system began in the 1980’s so I ask, what did Muslim’s eat before this?

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 estimated at $3 trillion per annum. 

Halal food by itself, is 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. This blessing negates the need for the recent invention of halal certification schemes – if certification is unnecessary then this means that Muslims are also being ripped off at the checkout.

Halal certification is a money making racket. Other non-food products with Halal certification include food essence, cosmetics, clothing, transport, conveyor belts, cold storage, cleaning products, pet food, holidays and vitamins. The race is now on to establish powerful international pharmaceutical ‘halal’ brands with an estimated worth of $500 billion per annum.

Australian icon Cadbury, has over 70 of their products Halal certified, including their Easter eggs. Will you be eating them tomorrow? Other Australian iconic brands and names paying for halal certification include, Coles and Woolworths meat, white milk, sour cream and some bakery items, Aldi, Kellogg’s Cornflakes and All Bran, MasterFoods, Sara Lee, Nestle, Bega Cheese, Dairy Farmers, Heinze, Colgate, Vegemite, Steggels Chicken and Sanitarium’s Weetabix 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 support 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. 

Recently, Tony Abbott said that he is comfortable that Australian companies are paying Islamic groups for halal certification. This means he is comfortable with all Australians paying for this Islamic tax.

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 most likely be attacked by the media and our political leaders for my comments. 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 I am a proud Australian fighting to keep our culture and way of life in tact for us, and future generations. 

Our Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the former Premier of Queensland Peter Beattie saw Pauline Hanson’s One Nation as a threat and took steps to destroy my political party and eventually my false imprisonment, which was quashed after 11 weeks in maximum security. The imprisonment had nothing to do with the trumped up charges, it was about getting rid of Pauline Hanson and a party who was a threat to their power and control. Nothing has changed in the vicious attacks by some media and apposing parties since I launched One Nation 18 years ago. What has changed though, is the support I receive from everyday people like you. It’s your support and passion for this state and country that makes me more determined to win a seat in Parliament. I will voice your concerns without fear or favour.

Democracy is a façade in today’s political environment. Yes we are able to vote to elect members to represent us, but when parties and individuals stop others from joining the democratic process, democracy is lost. 

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, but it can only be held with strong leadership that does not take it for granted. We must embrace those who come here for a new way of life, respect our freedom, culture, laws and our beliefs. If they are not prepared to do that, then we don’t want or need them here. 

We the people can make change if we have the will. No longer can we accept that our politicians are looking after our best interests. No longer can we sit back and say, ‘she’ll be right mate’. 



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