Pauline Hanson may have raised more than just a few eyebrows with her claims centering around autistic children, bur she’s not ready to apologise just yet.
And she has even offered to get in a debate with the Greens party on the needs of students with the condition after they raised the issue again.
On Thursday The Courier Mail says they used an unrelated motion on halal food certification in the Senate to encourage the One Nation Senator to apologise for comments made the previous day, but that hasn’t happened so far.
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During a marathon discussion about schools funding, and in particular Gonski 2.0, Senator Hanson thought it would be a good time to suggest that autistic children be removed from mainstream classrooms to stop other kids being held back.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale lashed out, saying her comments were “hateful, outrageous” and “disgraceful”.
But Senator Hanson criticised the Greens for raising an unrelated matter and urged them to have another listen to what she said. Seems, Pauline thinks she’s been taken out of context.
On Thursday, Senator Hanson tried to explain her side of the story to the media. See it below.
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