The best bits from our interview with Pauline Hanson 10



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As part of the election campaign this year, Starts at Sixty will be talking to a number of politicians to find out how they are going to help the over 60s generation and what they see as they biggest issues heading into the election. We’ll also be getting to know them a little more personally and finding out what makes them tick. Here are a few highlights from our interview with Pauline Hanson today!

Biggest issues for over 60s

When it comes to the big issues faced by over 60s, Pauline says she believes people are concerned about a number of things. “People are concerned about Islam and terrorism and fear on our streets,” she said. “[And] they don’t to see our land sold to international interests.” She said it was time for politicans to start looking after senior Australians too. “We’ve got start looking after our aged. I’m calling for $100 increase a fortnight for pensioners and $150 for a couple. People are struggling with high rental costs and the cost of living.”

Her thoughts on Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten

“You’ve got Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull spending billions of dollars left, right and centre; someone’s got to be the parent here and it looks like it’s going to be me!” But she wasn’t finished there and went on to tell us how she really feels about them. “People don’t want either one of them. He [Malcolm] is on the wrong side of the aisle, he’s more Labor side. Bill Shorten is like a barbie that ‘s been programmed, wound up and let go!”

She will address politicians’ perks

“I believe in what’s fair for the people,” she said, referring to the huge bill taxpayers are left to foot for politicians’ perks. “Joe Hockey goes out and says the age of entitlement is over. Well it’s got to actually start at the top and you’ve actually got to prove that to the rest of the people.”

Her family life

Pauline was married at 16 and has four children and four grandchildren. Now that she’s back in politics, she doesn’t get to see them too often these days due to her busy life on the campaign trail, but says as a mother she always puts her kids first.

Getting into politics

She said as a young girl she never thought she’d end up in politics and when she did decide to her father didn’t want her to get into it either. “I never thought about getting into politics, she said. “Actually I’ve got six siblings and I’m the quiet one!” Before her father died though he told her to “keep going”. “‘Everyone loves you’, he said, ‘you’ve got to keep going’.”

You can watch our chat with Pauline in full below.

What do you think about Pauline’s comments? Will you be voting for her on July 2, or will your vote go elsewhere?

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  1. Hell yes, thank heavens for common sense. You have my vote 🙂

  2. There are issues I am more concerned about than Islam and terrorism on our street.
    I am concerned about good, affordable health care.
    I am concerned about good quality housing available for all our over 60s.
    I am concerned about the affordability of basic household essential and food.
    I am concerned about the cost of electricity.
    I am concerned about renewable energy.
    I am concerned about the environment . . . . . . . . and many other issues.

  3. Pauleen Hanson you have my vote for sure I can’t imagine pensioners getting that big a rise it would be nice. I think u have the best intentions for the Australian people

  4. I have always wanted to vote for Pauline but there was no One Nation in my area at the time. I really believe in Pauline and voting should be 1st past the post. I have had enough of Liberal and Labor and so called preferences.I thought our v
    oting was supposed to be private but I have had both Liberal and Labor ring me wanting to know who I am voting for. I am not a racist as I like trying other cultures and foods. I have lots of friends from other countries. At my work I was the only Aussie and we all got on great together.

  5. One has to respect Pauline for voicing her opinions regardless of whether they are politically correct or not. I have always admired her for this. I hope she is successful in her bid and if I was living in Australia, would vote for her. Someone has to keep the b……s honest.

  6. Nice site too bad about your racist point of view. Will unsubscrbe and move on to real issues.

  7. Regardless of what people thought about Pauline Hanson, I actually didn’t hear her say anything racist! Maybe I wasn’t listening at the right time, but all I heard her say was what many of us were talking about at home. I heard her ask – in regard to the Aboriginal problems of health and education et al – where did the money go? She asked if it could have been managed better. She addressed the refugee and illegal immigrant problem, one that really is a concern for all. However, when she talked about education, health and matters that concern all Australians, no one (especially the media) wanted to listen. They were far happier to vilify her as a racist and trouble maker. Radio jocks cut off anyone who wanted to say a sensible word about her – I heard them do it – and people acted outraged that Pauline Hanson was even being allowed to speak at all. Fun was made of her working class root – ” She’s just a “fish and chip shop owner, what would she know?” Well, Ms Hanson lived not far from our country town and had a shop in the closest city to us which I patronised before she ran for the Senate. I have personally seen her giggling and hugging an Asian woman, laughing with Pacific Islanders and chatting comfortably to all. Not the actions of a racist I would have thought. I hope she does get in again and I agree with her assessment of the current Prime Ministerial contenders. It’s been a long long time since Mal and Bill had to worry about the electricity bill and a such have NO IDEA how people cope on the pension, disability, carer’s allowance or unemployment benefits. That’s my take on the article about Pauline.

  8. Unfortunately, the electorate I’m in will have only three or four candidates, none of whom is suitable to me. However, I will have to vote for the best of the only choices. If I was able to I would vote for Ms Hanson or the Australian Liberty Alliance.

    Interestingly, Mr Shorten said Labor was for “women’s equality” this morning on television (ABC), but Labor will still let Moslems into our country whose values are totally contrary to anything like equality for women. Women under Islam are chattels to be used by men and kept covered from the eyes of other men. Isn’t that a contradiction?

    If there is no conservative option in the lower house I will vote informal.
    In the upper house David L (see video below) and other conservative independents are number one for me!
    The LNP mob deserve to be taught a very strong lesson for dumping Tony.
    A blocking senate hopefully will prevent Shorten’s worst excesses in sending Australia down the gurgler.

    Here is my number one pick in the senate ….

    He has my vote…

  10. So many ignorant racist, economical stupid comments

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