Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young wins defamation case against David Leyonhjelm
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young wins a defamation case against former senator David Leyonhjelm after he made comments suggesting she was a misandrist and a hypocrite. Senator Hanson-Young previously told the court she felt bullied and intimidated when the comments were made in the Senate chamber, and again during media interviews in June and July of 2018.She also said Mr Leyonhjelm repeatedly, falsely claimed she had said all men were rapists during a debate about self-defence.
Hanson has made a successful political career out of demanding a "fair go" for "hardworking Aussies", while often taking aim at Australians who are Muslim, of Asian descent or Aboriginal. In 1998, when Hanson was first elected to federal parliament as the member for Oxley
Australian senator Pauline Hanson known for her strong stance against Muslim immigration has been widely condemned for wearing a burqa to Parliament House.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is taking Australians for "mugs" and can't be trusted, a leading government minister says.
David Leyonhjelm considers appeal after Sarah Hanson-Young sued him for defamation
Former Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm says he is considering "his options for appeal" after Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young successfully sued him for defamation. Mr Leyonhjelm has been ordered to pay Senator Hanson-Young $120,000 over defamatory comments he made suggesting she was a misandrist and a hypocrite during Parliament and in media interviews in June and July 2018. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.
Brandis reminded Hanson that as attorney general, he held preeminent portfolio responsibility for national security, and the advice from intelligence agencies was One Nation leader Pauline Hanson takes off a burqa she wore wore to question time in the Senate chamber. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AP.
'We are being taken for mugs by opening up our doors': Pauline Hanson demands security checks One Nation's Pauline Hanson has called for an overhaul of the citizenship test Ms Hanson said on Sunrise the test questions were 'childish and laughable'
Resources Minister Matt Canavan said Senator Hanson's shock vote against the government's union-busting bill was a result of voters electing minor parties.
"When you vote for minor parties and independents it's often the Forrest Gump story. You just don't know what you're going to get," Senator Canavan told Sky on Sunday.
"I think Pauline here is trying to take the Australian people as mugs. The thinking's gone a little bit to her head."
Federal Government's crackdown on unions rejected by Senate after One Nation sides with Opposition
Pauline Hanson and Jacqui Lambie join forces to deliver a shock defeat of the Government's signature union crackdown legislation. The Government failed to gain the support of crossbenchers to pass its so-called ensuring integrity bill, which Labor had dubbed "union busting" legislation. © Provided by ABC News Pauline Hanson voted with the Opposition, Jacqui Lambie and the Greens to defeat the bill. (ABC News: Luke Stephenson) The result prompted an immediate rebuke of Senator Hanson from the Government, which believed it had One Nation's support.
Hanson is an American pop rock band from Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, formed by brothers Isaac (guitar, piano, vocals), Taylor (keyboards, vocals), and Zac (drums, vocals).
Hanson -Young cited security experts who have said the stunt will now be used as “fodder for promoting extremism” Hanson then claimed that Islamic countries including Tunisia, Turkey, Congo and Malaysia had “When we go to vote, the vote is taken on facial recognition. This is a case in point.
Senator Hanson has said she couldn't vote for the bill in light of the money-laundering scandal engulfing Westpac, calling for more action on banking misconduct.
But Senator Canavan rejected this argument, saying Senator Hanson was using Westpac as a crutch to justify her "amazing backflip".
"I think it's pretty remarkable argument that somehow because this group over here is doing bad things, we should let that group over there continue to do bad things," he said.
Senator Canavan said One Nation had been on board as the bill made its way through parliament.
"The most important currency you've got in politics is trust and Pauline Hanson has shown over the last week she cant be trusted," he said.
He called on One Nation to come clear on what was said in meetings with Senator Hanson and union leaders.
The government was blindsided by Senator Hanson's vote on Thursday but said it would try again when parliament sits this week.
'Well done, men. You deserve to be honoured': Pauline Hanson blasts feminists for claiming men are 'toxic' in a rousing speech to a near-empty Senate .
Pauline Hanson has praised men and criticised feminists in a speech to near-empty senate in Canberra on Thursday.In the unusual five minute speech Senator Hanson said she wanted to 'pay homage to the majority of men in Australia'.