Pauline Hanson wants to work with elder who criticised her

CONTROVERSIAL newly-elected Queensland Senator Pauline Hanson wants to work with an indigenous leader who publicly called her out over her views on Muslims.

Elder Murrandoo Yanner yelled at Ms Hanson to go home while she was visiting Cairns with a Nine Network TV crew in tow on Saturday.

"You're disgraceful.

"You are intellectually dishonest and you are not welcome here."
 

Afterwards, the Logan One Nation leader took to her own Facebook page, telling her 139,000-plus followers that she was "ashamed" by the incident and that she represented Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Islander communities.

"Really ashamed to see what happened with Murrandoo Yanner on the steps and his abuse of me," Ms Hanson said.

"Please let's work together on these issues.

"They're important to me and important to Aboriginal people.

"I think the perception about me was wrong and I'm here to support the Aboriginal community and Torres Strait Islanders.

"I'm your representative."

Ms Hanson has often said indigenous people get preferential treatment over white Australians.
 

 

Ms Hanson  has previously criticised indigenous people for being given preferential treatment.

"Please let's work together on these issues," she said.

"They're important to me and important to Aboriginal people.

"I think the perception about me was wrong and I'm here to support the Aboriginal community and Torres Strait Islanders. I'm your representative."

Ms Hanson's Facebook followers were quick to defend their favourite politician with many deriding Mr Yanner's stance.

"Murrandoo Yanner made himself look like a real muppet. What an absolute tosser. Tribal leader you say? Acting like another normal day idiot," Christopher Gorgis wrote.

His sentiments were choed by a woman who said she was indigenous.

"I'm Aboriginal woman Senator Hanson. Yanner is a disgrace," Jeannette Ann said.

"Mossman (North of Cairns) Aboriginal people have been converting to Islam. The abuse you received are from racist and bigoted Aboriginal people."

However not all of her followers were impressed with Ms Hanson's take on the situation.

"Pauline you make my skin crawl," Karla Andrews wrote.

"There is nothing Australian about Pauline.

"I feel ashamed to come from the same country as this woman."

- ARM NEWSDESK


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