Pauline Hanson’s One Nation pushes for a ‘Minister for Men’, as there is for women: ‘Men account for six out of eight suicides’
- One Nation has long advocated for a men’s office
- Senator Sarah Game delivered a speech to the SA Parliament
- He described men’s health problems and funding differences.
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation has continued to push for a government office for men, as there is for women.
One Nation Senator from South Australia, Sarah Game, questioned why a charge had not been considered during a speech she made in the state parliament last month.
Senator Game addressed the state attorney general before outlining men’s health issues and the gender disparity in healthcare funding.
“I asked the attorney general about the issues facing men and whether the government would create an office for men’s affairs on May 2,” he began.
“And the response I got was: ‘I don’t need to refer to that, I can inform your honorable member that no, we haven’t.'”
One Nation Senator Sarah Game (pictured) asked South Australia Attorney General Kyam Maher why a position for men had not been considered in a speech.
Senator Game then read damning statistics on men’s health.
“Nearly half of Australian men feel lonely and men with high levels of loneliness are eight and a half times more likely to have poorer mental health,” he said.
‘Men account for six out of eight suicides, almost double the number of deaths on our national toll roads. And men face worse mental and physical health than women during a family breakup.’
The One Nation politician then outlined the differences between healthcare funding targeting women compared to men.
She claimed that the recent federal budget allocated $1.7 billion to gender-based violence despite the fact that a quarter of domestic violence victims are men.
“Men’s life expectancy is about four years shorter than Australian women’s, yet despite this, the National Health and Medical Research Council has invested five times more in women’s health than in the men’s health,” he said.
Senator Game then asked the attorney general to explain why the government was not considering a men’s office ‘to address these issues’ in light of the data.
South Australia Attorney General Kyam Maher responded to the question by explaining that there were “strategies, programs in place and they are being developed, modified and introduced to address those areas.”
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has made a series of impassioned calls for a government office for men in speeches she has delivered in federal parliament.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson (pictured) made similar speeches in federal parliament campaigning for a government office for men.
Her latest speech, which she delivered on March 9, also dove into the gaps between the genders.
“I support helping women, but I will certainly be the only woman to speak today for Australia’s most oppressed and neglected minority, men,” she said.
“It’s ironic that the women who bring men into the world are so willing to discard and abandon them in order to push their orthodox and feminist credentials.”
Senator Hanson referred to data showing how Australian men were ‘overrepresented’ in suicide, prison, homelessness and unemployment, and made up a quarter of victims of domestic violence.
‘What is being done to close these huge gaps? Nothing,’ she said.
The One Nation leader also criticized the family law system, claiming that “men are at a great disadvantage.”
“Men deserve help with their health problems, men deserve much more recognition from this government and this parliament,” he said.
‘How about we start with a Men’s Minister?’