Pauline Hanson's bid to cast a national vote on immigration levels is being crushed because only TWO senators support it
- Pauline Hanson's urge to vote on immigration levels has been crushed
- A Nation leader on Monday asked the House of Lords to support a referendum
- Hanson and her colleague Malcolm Roberts were only votes for the bill
Pauline Hanson's urge to have a national voice on immigration levels has been crushed in the Senate.
The leader of the One Nation on Monday asked the House of Lords to support a referendum, arguing that the roads and health system of the country nodded under the weight of new migrants.
But Senator Hanson and her colleague in the Malcolm Roberts banquet hall were the only votes for the bill, which received 54 votes against two.
Senator Hanson and her colleague in the Malcolm Roberts banquet hall were the only votes in favor of the bill, which received 54 votes against two
Senator Hanson launched a preventive attack on claims that her proposal was racist before the big parties shot down the referendum.
& # 39; Addressing an issue such as immigration – in particular the idea of an immigration delay – seems to attract those who want to drag the racism tag into the discussions, & # 39; she told parliament.
She said that population growth as a result of immigration contributed to stagnant wage growth and a fall in living standards.
& # 39; It just makes sense that more people means more service demands, & # 39; said the leader of One Nation.
The Morrison government has lowered Australia's immigration ceiling from 190,000 to 160,000 a year for the next four years.
Liberal Senator Amanda Stoker said that One Nation was trying to push its anti-immigration agenda based on weak arguments.
Pauline Hanson's urge to have a national voice on immigration levels has been crushed in the Senate
& # 39; There is nothing noble about this account. It is long about alarmism and short about realism, & she told parliament.
& # 39; This bill endorses a solution that would have a catastrophic consequence for our economy, for a problem that this government is already tackling in a sensible, measured and forward-looking manner. & # 39;
Senator Hanson wanted a national referendum at the next general election, asking: & # 39; Do you think the current immigration rate to Australia is too high? & # 39;
Worker senator Raff Ciccone said that Australia would not be the country it is today without the contribution of migrants.
"There is simply no place in our inclusive and proudly diverse nation for an expensive opinion poll about questions that need not be asked," he told the House of Lords.
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