& # 39; I was gobsmacked & # 39 ;: Pauline Hanson throws native & # 39; Welcome to Country & # 39; ceremonies on Qantas aircraft landings in Australia
- Pauline Hanson slammed Qantas hard because of his politically correct messages during the flight
- The leader of one nation heard announcements from indigenous peoples
- They were played when they landed in Rockhampton, Townsville and Mackay
Pauline Hanson slammed Qantas for playing announcements from the native traditional owners of Australia.
The One Nation leader heard the politically correct reports when she landed this week in Rockhampton, Townsville and Mackay in the regional north of Queensland.
& # 39; It was actually & # 39; Welcome to Country & # 39; that they now do when landing at a destination, & # 39; she told Michael McLaren, Sydney 2GB radio.
& # 39; Yes, I was mischievous. I was not impressed. & # 39;
Messages that recognize traditional owners and pay respect to & # 39; elders of the past and now & # 39; are often said before government ministers and officials begin their speeches.
Pauline Hanson slammed Qantas for playing announcements from the native traditional owners of Australia
In recent years, business and trade union leaders have also taken account of these statements when addressing a target group.
When the Australian government organized a $ 160 million referendum to recognize indigenous people in the constitution, Senator Hanson described such in-flight reports as & # 39; divided & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I am tired of the splits that take place in our society, saying that they are the first people of the nation, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; I flew into Rockhampton today in and out of Townsville, and prior to landing, on the plane, they really switched to the plane that we must recognize the Aboriginals as the traditional owners of this country and for their future generations. & # 39;
Indigenous peoples have also expressed concerns about empty symbolism.
At the beginning of last year, former Foreign Territory Minister Bess Price, an Aboriginal campaigner against domestic violence, said that gestures to improve the self-esteem of the first Australians did nothing to address the terrible standard of living of women in remote communities.
The One Nation leader heard the politically correct reports when she landed this week in Rockhampton, Townsville and Mackay in the regional north of Queensland (pictured is a regional Qantas turbo-prop plane)
& # 39; All the Welcome to Country & # 39 ;, all & # 39; Smoking Ceremonies & # 39; and all made-up bulls *** rituals about & # 39; show respect for the past and present of the elderly & # 39; is just one big lie, & the former Country Liberals MP told its Facebook followers. & # 39; Shame shame shame. & # 39;
Senator Hanson is also opposed to the idea of creating a separate indigenous parliament, noting that Ken Wyatt this year became Australia's Prime Minister of Indigenous Affairs, 48 years after Neville Bonner, another liberal, the first Aboriginal senator from Australia.
Qantas has previously been associated with cultural left-wing causes.
In 2017, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce personally donated $ 1 million to the yes campaign for same-sex marriage.
Daily Mail Australia contacted Qantas for comments.
Messages that recognize traditional owners and pay respect to & # 39; old and past & # 39; are often said before government ministers and officials start their speeches (photo is a smoking ceremony in Sydney on Australia Day)
Former native minister Bess Price struck native symbolism as & # 39; a lie & # 39;
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