One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has been caught on camera insinuating that the 1996 Port Arthur Massacre was a conspiracy to tighten gun laws.
In footage captured by Al Jazeera, as part of a three year long undercover investigation, Ms Hanson is caught on camera saying she still has a lot of questions around the attack that saw 35 people lose their lives.
“An MP said it would actually take a massacre in Tasmania to change the gun laws in Australia.
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“Haven’t you heard that? Have a look at it. It was said on the floor of parliament,” Senator Hanson’s filmed saying.
“Those shots… They were precision shots.
“Check the number out. I’ve read a lot and I have read the book on it, Port Arthur.
“A lot of questions there.”
This undercover footage comes after another undercover video was released in the documentary, showing One Nation’s Chief of Staff James Ashby and Queensland One Nation Senator Steve Dickson discussing getting funding from America’s National Rifle Association in order to gain more seats in Australia and to weaken Australia’s gun laws.
Mr Ashby and Mr Dickson claimed they were drunk when the footage was taken.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has since recommended that Australians ditch the One Nation party, saying that being drunk is simply no excuse.
I was shocked & disgusted with the Al Jazeera hit piece. A Qatari government organisation should not be targeting Australian political parties. This has been referred to ASIO. After the full hit piece has been released I’ll make a full statement & take all appropriate action. -PH
— Pauline Hanson ?? (@PaulineHansonOz) March 27, 2019
Pauline Hanson has posted on Twitter saying Al Jazeera should not be targeting Australian political parties, and that the matter has been referred to ASIO.
To watch the full Al Jazeera documentary, click here.