‘Bloody lefties’ are filling WA kids’ heads with ‘rubbish’, says Pauline Hanson.

Taylar Amonini and Tom ZaunmayrThe West Australian
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson.
Camera IconOne Nation leader Pauline Hanson. Credit: Taylar Amonini/North West Telegraph

Pauline Hanson has blamed social issues in the Pilbara on the education system and taken aim at “bloody lefties” filling children’s heads with rubbish and “taking away parents’ rights to discipline their kids”.

Senator Hanson flew into the Pilbara yesterday to hold informal community conversations with Port Hedland residents where she identified social issues as the being the direct result of the current educational system.

“Everyone in our society has social issues,” she said. “I don’t care whether you’re black, white, rainbow or whatever colour.

“Everyone is having so many issues these days with depression, with self-respect, with everything that’s happening and it’s not being addressed right across the board properly.

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“I think it all starts in our educational system. I think they’ve taken away a parent’s right to discipline their kids. The education, what they’re being taught and these bloody lefties out there filling their heads with rubbish. And that’s why the problems here exist.”

Pauline Hanson talking with locals at the Point Samson Tavern.
Camera IconPauline Hanson talking with locals at the Point Samson Tavern. Credit: Tom Zaunmayr/Pilbara News

Not all about pointing out the problems, Ms Hanson called to change the system to fix the social issues happening across the State.

“This is not the country I grew up in. I think there's a big problem there but if we get the right people there to turn it around, I think we can make a difference.

”It’s about getting someone who’s there to fight for you and what you want.”

After a forum in South Hedland, Senator Hanson visited Point Samson to support One Nation Pilbara candidate David Archibald.

Mr Archibald wants to cut the Environmental Protection Authority budget to $40 million a year, describing the agency as “idiotic”.

“There’s a quarter of a billion dollars spent on torturing people in the bush — miners, farmers and pastoralists alike — with idiotic regulations,” Mr Archibald said.

“We probably only need $20-40 million for that and we can put the rest into roadworks.”

Mr Archibald said the Karratha to Tom Price Road and Newman to Marble Bar Road could be sealed quickly under the proposal.

Senator Hanson said she had taken Mr Archibald’s recommendation on board.

“David knows the area, he knows it far better than I do,” she said.

“He is going to hopefully be the member for here and if he makes a commitment he follows it through.”

One Nation's Pilbara candidate David Archibald with Pauline Hanson.
Camera IconOne Nation's Pilbara candidate David Archibald with Pauline Hanson. Credit: Taylar Amonini/North West Telegraph

During the community consultation Senator Hanson also had a confrontational moment with a member of the public who believed she was not looking after the “small guy” in Australia.

Senator Hanson however was quick to reply as the man walked away.

“I've been here for six months and I reckon I’ve achieved a lot more on the floor of Parliament in the last six months than the others have done in how many years?” she said.

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