ladbible logo

To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Pauline Hanson wants to bring in a law that bans foreigners from buying Australian property

Pauline Hanson wants to bring in a law that bans foreigners from buying Australian property

The One Nation Senator said it's 'disgusting that the politicians are not doing a thing about it'.

Pauline Hanson wants to ban foreign nationals from buying property in Australia.

The One Nation Senator appeared on 2GB's Drive show on Wednesday (July 19) to talk about her vision, which would mean only Australian citizens could purchase property.

“It was the Australian dream to own your home… the young ones coming through won’t know that," she told host Chris O'Keefe.

The radio host introduced the topic, explaining that the rising price of property and rentals has led to some people trying to find alternative solutions.

"It is no secret that Australia is in a dire situation when it comes to property. Supply is not just struggling to meet demand, there is not enough housing in the country, which is causing the price to buy to go up and rental prices to go through the roof," he said.

Sam Mooy/Getty Images

"One suggestion that people have proposed is to stop foreign investors buying property in Australia because we're one of the most popular countries, in the world, for foreign investment.

"We're the number one destination - anywhere in the world - for Chinese property buyers."

O'Keefe then welcomed the leader of One Nation onto the show.

Ms Hanson said: "China is buying up so much property and housing in Australia and it's disgusting and it makes me so mad that the politicians are not doing a thing about it.

"People are living in tents and caravans and in parks, it's just ridiculous in a country like this.

"On the last census night, they estimated that there were about a million homes that were sitting empty on the census night."

Hanson told the programme she believes the solution is stopping foreign investment in the property market.

"Stop your foreign investment, don't allow them to have it, it's driving up prices," she said.

The One Nation leader explained that under her vision, buyers would have to prove they're Australian citizens before signing the contract.

Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

"What I advocate for, too, is when you go to sign a contract you must show the documents of who you are, that's who's buying the property, by either your passport, your citizen papers, that you are an Australian citizen," she explained.

Under her system, the onus would be on the real estate agents to make sure they're not selling to foreign investors.

"If they then sell to someone who shouldn't be entitled to it, they then have a hefty fine or lose their license."

Hanson believes this would allow more Australians to get into the property market.

"You're denying people the right to own a home in their own country at a reasonable cost, where they will be able to put a roof over their head," she said.

"I don't care about money coming into the country when I see my fellow citizens sleeping in cars and tents through this horrible winter."

Featured Image Credit: Sam Mooy/Getty Images. PETER PARKS/Getty Images

Topics: News, Australia, Politics