Pauline Hanson Backs Remote Tribe Who Killed A Man
Pauline Hanson wants to celebrate "the immigration policy" of an isolated Indian tribespeople who killed a young American evangelist.
The One Nation leader unsuccessfully moved a motion in the Senate on Tuesday calling for the upper house to support the desire of the Sentinelese people to protect their culture and way of life.
The Sentinelese people live on their own small forested island and are known to resist all contact with outsiders, often attacking anyone who comes near.
John Allen Chau, 26, was killed by members of the community last week when they reportedly attacked him with bows and arrows.
Senator Hanson earlier tweeted the motion, questioning whether the Senate would support the "proud" Sentinelese people's strong border protections or condemn their "intolerant immigration policies" and "lack of diversity".
"The Sentinelese people of the remote North Sentinel Islands are likely the last pre-Neolithic tribe in the world, and possess a unique culture and way of life that should be cherished and protected," the motion says.
"Even small levels of migration would have a devastating and irreversible effect on the beautiful and unique culture and way of life of the Sentinelese people."
Government minister Anne Ruston denied the motion a chance to be voted on, sticking with policy not to use that part of the parliamentary day to deal with complex foreign policy issues.
Greens senator Nick McKim accused the One Nation leader of trying to exploit the North Sentinel people for base political purposes.
"It is rankly hypocritical for Senator Hanson to pretend to be sticking up for people like the North Sentinelese people given her record of victimising and degrading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia," Senator McKim said.