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Pauline Hanson Gets Absolutely Owned By Aboriginal Woman Over The Meaning Of Indigenous

Pauline Hanson Gets Absolutely Owned By Aboriginal Woman Over The Meaning Of Indigenous

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has really been putting in the hard yards this year in terms of media stunts.

It's difficult for her not to attract headlines because even though her views are shared by enough Aussies to get her into parliament, the way she says them are sometimes a bit baffling.

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Arguably, her pièce de résistance this year has centred on Uluru and whether people should be able to climb it.

Pauline taking serious delight in climbing the rock. Credit: Channel 9
Pauline taking serious delight in climbing the rock. Credit: Channel 9

Despite Aboriginal Australians saying it's disrespectful to their identity and culture, Ms Hanson reckons she has every right to climb the large rock because she was born here.

But she decided to do a bit of soul searching and went to the Northern Territory to see why people there were so insistent on tourists not scaling Uluru. As she was speaking to Aboriginal locals, she got owned by a girl who told her the definition of 'native'.

Ms Hanson was telling a group of girls: "I'm Indigenous. I was born here. I am native to the land."

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One of the girls clapped back and said: "If you claim that you're Indigenous, then you can see that it's very disrespectful."

Ms Hanson continued to try and explain her right to Australia and eventually asked where else she could be native to.

One girl with the timing of a TV comedy actor paused and said: "Um...England."

This isn't the first time the Aussie politician has tried to stake her claim as an Indigenous Australian - but every time she explains it, she misses a massive point.

Yes, of course she was born here in Australia, but that doesn't mean she is native to Australia.

That's like trying to claim that the massive population of camels roaming South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory are native just because they continue to breed.

Camels in Western Australia. Credit: PA
Camels in Western Australia. Credit: PA

They were imported from Arabia in the 19th century in the same way Europeans imported themselves to Australia in the 18th century.

So Pauline Hanson's claim that she was born in Australia and therefore that makes her native or Indigenous misses the point completely.

She has used this native title claim to protest against the climbing ban coming into effect at Uluru in October, saying it's every Australian's birthright to be able to scale the big rock.

Ms Hanson did actually try and climb it last week however got stuck on the way down and admitted there were safety issues that needed to be fixed.

Featured Image Credit: A Current Affair/Channel 9

Topics: News, Australia, politics

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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