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Pauline Hanson and Paul Keating

Year 10 History

Wendy Nguyen

on 14 May 2014

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Pauline Hanson and
One Nation

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Pauline Hanson, 49, is the former leader of One Nation, an Australian political party with an anti-multiculturalism principle.
On the 10th of September 1996, Pauline Hanson delivered her maiden speech to the House of Representatives, where she expressed her views towards Aboriginal Australians who were being given benefits they did not deserve, how ‘one’s skin colour cannot determine whether someone is disadvantaged or not’ and that Australia was ‘in danger of being swamped by Asians’. It is this speech where she criticized the general idea of multiculturalism, saying ‘a truly multicultural country can never be strong or united’.

This speech, amongst her constant need of expressing her controversial ideas through public appearances, is one of the main reasons as to why Hanson is well-known to Australians today.
Political Career
Hanson’s political career began in 1994 where she was an independent local councilor in the City of Ipswich. She then joined the Liberal Party of Australia and was endorsed as the Liberal Party’s candidate for the House of Representatives in 1996.

In the lead up to the election, Hanson campaigned to abolish the special government assistance for Aborigines and was then disendorsed by the Liberal Party.

Hanson was still listed as the candidate of the Liberal Party when votes were cast. She was then elected to parliament but due to her disendorsement, she entered as an independent.
One Nation
One Nation is an Australian right-wing political party that was founded by Pauline Hanson on the 11th of April, 1997.

•Multiculturalism “One Nation intends to abolish multi-racialism and the Racial Discrimination Act 197 based on the UN Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial distribution as it in unconstitutional.

“One Nation would support a 5 year wait for new migrants to become Australian citizens.
One Nation also believes that in order for individuals to qualify to become an Australian, they must be able to assimilate to society in means of being able to communicate, that is speak English.
Paul keatING and
the keating government

An Australian politician and also the 24th Australian Prime Minister
Political Career
In 1969, Paul Keating gained a seat of Blaxland in the western suburb of Sydney and was elected to the House of Representatives.
Paul Keating strongly believed in Australia standing as an independent Country.
Asia Communication
Keating assisted in strengthening communication links in Asia.
Aboriginal Conciliation
Keating was head of this idea into identifying Aboriginal Reconiciliation.
He modified the organisation "ATSIC", specifically problems of Aboriginal Land Rights and Funding.
Born and raised in Bankstown, Sydney
When he was 15, he left school study at Belmore and Sydney Colleges.
Keating started small and worked for a trade union representing local governments
In 1981, Paul gained presidency of the New South Wales Part.
In the following two years when Bob Hawke was elected Prime Minister, he appointed Paul Keating Treasurer.He also held a role of being Deputy Prime Minister.
Paul Keating challenged Bob Hawke twice for the chair of Labor Party, but failed the first time and reigned supreme in the following challenge.
Keating led this party to the next election and was successful and gained the position of being Australia's 24th Prime Minister
She was labeled by The Bulletin as one of the 100 most influential Australians... of all time.
She's known for her very public expression of thoughts on controversial issues and her maiden speech in 1996.
Keating proposed Australia to become a Republic.
- That form of government in which the administration of affairs is open to all the citizens.

In 1992, he suggested for a change in the Australian flag.
It was not until 1999, did a release of a referendum go out to Australian Citizens. The idea was defeated.
'One Nation’ has its name as it signifies the aim of national unity in Australia.
Hanson’s view that Australia was becoming increasingly divided by government policies that apparently favoured Aboriginal Australians and migrants.
Pauline Hanson, a candidate running for Oxley seat critiqued his government saying "Aboriginals were given benefits at the expense of others, or benefits that were not needed just because of their skin colour"
He increased discussion with other countries in the Association of South East Asia Nations. (ASEAN)
Paul Keating also gained economic help through Asia - Pacific Economic Cooperation Organisaition. (APEC)
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