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Hanson cops ‘racist redneck’ spray at art fair

Pauline Hanson cops spray
Aly also slapped down Ms Hanson's support for Trump. Photo: Getty
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Queensland senator elect Pauline Hanson has been labelled a “racist redneck” by an Aboriginal activist at Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.

A video showing Murrandoo Yanner lambasting the One Nation leader on Saturday has attracted hundreds of thousands of views on social media.

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“You’re just a racist redneck with your red hair,” Mr Yanner says, prompting cheers from the crowd.

“Go back to Ipswich and your fish and chip shop.

“You are intellectuality dishonest and you’re not welcome here.”

A spokesman for Ms Hanson said she would not be making a comment at this time.

The incident follows allegations that the One Nation Party copied slabs of text from the internet for some of its policies.

During the election campaign, Ms Hanson called for a ban on Muslim immigration to Australia, a royal commission into Islam and a ban on new mosques.

Ms Hanson will this year return to Federal Parliament as a senator for Queensland after nearly two decades in the political wilderness, while One Nation picked up nearly one in 10 Senate votes in Queensland.

But chunks of the party’s policies on halal certification, sustainable development and medicinal cannabis have been on the internet.

One part of One Nation’s policy on halal food — which links the religious blessing to terrorism financing — has been lifted from Frontpage Magazine — a right-wing American “battle tank, geared to fight a war” against the political left.

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