Politician Pauline Hanson has defended controversial remarks about the horrific suicide in Brisbane with the words ‘these things happen’.
In a crime that rocked Australia on Wednesday, Hannah Clarke, 31, was murdered by her estranged husband along with her three young children.
Aaliyah, 6, Laianah, 4 and Trey, 3, were burned alive by their own father on their way to school after he had poured gasoline into their car and lit a flame.
But Mrs. Hanson said that the cowardly murders should not lead to people ‘bastardizing all men’.
“Don’t destroy all men, or women by the way, because these things happen,” she said on Monday morning.
Pauline Hanson (pictured on Monday today) said “these things are happening” and the public should not “all men have to be bastards” for the terrible suicide in the Baxter family
Lloyd and Suzanne Clarke (photo), parents of Hannah Clarke, break off at a wake to remember their murdered daughter on Sunday
The murders have led to calls for more protection for victims of domestic violence, after Mrs Clarke has been emotionally, sexually and financially abused by Baxter for years.
Hanson said today that the murders have been more in the news than if it had been committed by a woman – and that Baxter might have been “driven”.
“You know, this has been in the news almost every day for a week about this horrible tragedy,” she said today on Monday morning.
Hannah Clarke and her three children were set on fire in their car on Wednesday morning by Rowan Baxter (all in the photo together) who stabbed himself to death at the Camp Hill scene
“But we don’t hear much about it when a woman killed her children by driving a car in a tree, she threw away a suicide note.
“Or the woman who doused her husband with fuel and set him on fire and said she might have driven there.
“Many people are driven to do this for some reason.
“Hopefully the family law investigation will get to the bottom.”
On Thursday morning, dozens of family and friends visited the tragedy scene to pay homage to the family (photo)
She was present today to defend commentator Bettina Arndt, who made controversial comments about the Baxter murders.
Some MPs want Arndt to be stripped of her Australia Order after praising a Queensland police officer for saying that Baxter may have “gone too far.”
Detective Mark Thompson from Queensland was removed from the case after making the observations.
“Congratulations to the Queensland police for keeping it open and waiting for solid evidence, including the possibility that Rowan Baxter may have” gone too far, “Mrs. Arndt wrote on Twitter.
Rowan Charles Baxter (photo, center right, with his children) killed his three children at a horrible car fire on Wednesday
“But watch out for the outrageous indignation. How dare the police deviate from the feminist scenario of looking for excuses and explanations when women stab their partners to death, or push their children into dams but immediately judge a man in these circumstances as simply representing the evil that occurs in all men. “
Regarding Mrs Arndt’s comments, Mrs Hanson said that she should not be deprived of her honor for Australia Day.
“It was a terrible act of what he did to his children,” she said.
Hannah Clarke (pictured with daughters Aaliyah and Laianah) was killed only a few months after he broke away from her abusive husband
“It was a tragedy and I am so sorry for everyone.
‘Family and friends involved in this treacherous of what he did to his former wife and children.
“But Bettina Arndt should not be stripped of her Order of Australia. She clearly states what she thinks and what a police officer said.
“That’s why I insisted on researching family law to fall behind what is happening here.”
The Baxter family car (photo) was set on fire on Wednesday, February 19 in Camp Hill, Brisbane
Hannah Clarke (photo, left) with Baxter (right) on their wedding day
Her comments come when a good friend of Hannah described her courageous final moments afterwards she was ambushed and burned alive by her estranged husband.
Simon Farmer – a family friend who was in intensive care with Hannah when she died after wounds up to 97 percent of her body – described the final minutes of the devoted mother in detail.
“She stayed there … Until the last heartbeat brought a tidal wave of sadness and anger,” he wrote on social media.
“You must all know how strong she was, she fought so hard.”
The three young people died on the spot.
Their father then committed suicide next to the car when he knew his bad deed had been done.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (photo left), Hannah Clarke’s parents Lloyd and Suzanne Clarke (center) and police commissioner Katarina Carroll (right) at the wake
Hannah was rushed to the hospital, Mr. Farmer saying that the only part of his friend that wasn’t burned was her foot.
“We were in the ICU and we knew there was no hope,” the father of the three said The Australian.
Sergeant David Beard shared the 31-year-old dream of becoming a police officer during a Sunday night vigil in Brisbane to mourn the loss of the family of four.
Hannah had talked about her plans in a Police Citizens Youth Club during a visit to a friend the day before she burned to death.
The shocking suicide that has left Australia unfolded just meters from the home of Mrs. Clarke’s parents in Raven Street, Camp Hill, bringing her children to school
Hannah Clarke (photo) with her ‘headman’, her son Trey, in a beach moment
The mother of three had desperately tried to protect her young family from their bad father, but struggled after her protection order against domestic violence was watered down.
Since then it has turned out that he has done violence to Hannah for years, so the brave mother finally left him last November.
There was a domestic violence order, but she expressed frustration that the circumstances would not be sufficient to keep her family safe.
Although she was chased by her monstrous ex every day, the DVO was watered down so that her husband could be 100 meters away from her.
In a text sent to friends on January 30 (photo), Hannah expressed concern about changes to the protection order against domestic violence from her estranged husband
Just a few days later, Baxter approached the family car on the school run, covered his wife and children in gasoline and set them on fire.
“I have to go back to court and today had to submit a request to change the DVO conditions because he will continue to appear where I am,” said the mother of three in a text message sent to a friend on January 30.
“He got the DVO postponed and when they did, they pulled out the no-contact and pulled it only 100 meters from my house, so technically he is not doing anything wrong … hence why we need it!”
Even the female police officer who assisted Hannah last year in filing her DVO told her it would do little to protect her from her bad husband.
BRISBANEIC KILLER-KILLER: HOW COWARDL RAMPAGE PERFORMED
Queensland Police officers are summoned for an incident involving family violence involving the couple.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19 – EARLY MORNING:
Rowan Charles Baxter, 42, is seen filling a jerry can with fuel at a local gas station.
Baxter dives into the white Kia Sportage of his estranged wife Hannah Clarke as she prepared to drop off the school in Raven Street, Camp Hill, a rich suburb of Brisbane.
He extinguishes Mrs. Clarke, 31, and their three children – Aaliyah, six, Laianah, four, and Trey, three – in gas and turns on the car.
Neighbors hear an explosion that sounded like a ‘gas bottle’ explosion. At least four explosions followed.
Baxter takes a knife from the SUV and stabs himself in the chest.
He tries to prevent neighbors from saving his wife and children before he dies on the street.
Mrs. Clarke escapes the burning car and shouts, “He poured gas on me.”
Startled witnesses see her skin peel off her body.
A heroic neighbor washes her down in an attempt to save her life and suffers from burns herself.
She is being brought to Royal Brisbane and the Women’s Hospital in a critical condition.
Mrs. Clarke dies in the hospital because of the terrible burns she sustained during the suicide of the four-fold murder.