Pauline Hanson

“Do not let my passing distract you even for a moment. For the sake of our children and our children’s children, you must fight on.”
– An actual quote from Pauline Hanson, in her 1997 appearance in the epic film F.A.R.T. The Movie.

Pauline Hanson is a Senator for Queensland for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party.

What can you say about a legend of Australian politics? Not since Labor senator and polymath Barry Jones has parliament seen such intellectual firepower.

From dressing in a burqa to expose lax parliamentary rules around dressing in a burqa, to responding ‘Please Explain’ when she was asked a question she didn’t understand, Hanson’s role in clarifying complex situations is legion.

It was Hanson, after all (and not the nation’s great legal minds) who first realised that it was the Australian Constitution – not the Marriage Act – that defined holy matrimony, and thus it was the Australian Constitution that needed shoring up to protect it from poofs wanting to marry each other: “Why I’m calling for a referendum is that to change the wording in the constitution, which is section 51 of the Australian constitution, and it just defines the word ‘marriage.'”

Here she is exposing the world’s scientific community on vaccines: “We haven’t done the research enough, what is causing these kids to have autism, what is having all the cancer in our community, have we had enough answers into the cancer?”

And on sensible birth control: “Fellow Australians, if you are seeing me now it means that I have been murdered.”

Pauline lists her hobbies as “Wordle, and really any sort of word puzzle that exercises my grain matter” and she also enjoys receiving a This Is Not A Greeting Card! from New Matilda readers.

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