Posted on July 27, 2022

Pauline Hanson Storms From Senate, Snubs Indigenous Acknowledgement

AAP, July 27, 2022

President Sue Lines acknowledged the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people as traditional custodians of the Canberra area and paid respect to elders past and present at the opening of Wednesday’s sitting.

Senator Hanson interjected, yelling “No, I won’t and never will”, before exiting the chamber.

The One Nation senator told AAP she could not accept the welcome to country or a proposal to be moved later in the day that would raise the Indigenous flag in the Senate chamber.


She said if anyone needed acknowledgement it was “our people that have fought for this country. People who have sacrificed their lives”.


“I will never pay respect to (the flag). I find this flag divisive,” she said.

“We are now hearing it on flights and aeroplanes. I’m sorry – this is my country as well.