Pauline Hanson returns to Australian Parliament with anti-Islam speech

  • 15/09/2016

Controversial One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has returned to Australia's Parliament, and marked her political comeback by warning the country is at risk of being "swamped by Muslims".

Nearly 20 years to the day after she delivered her first speech in the House, the controversial senator is back, and repeating her calls for action to be taken against the influence of Islam.

"I have no doubt that we will be living under Sharia law and we will be treated as second-class citizens with second-class rights if we keep heading down the path with the attitude: 'she'll be right mate'," she said.

Greens senators walked out during her speech, saying they were appalled by her racism.

Hanson gained notoriety in the 1990s with her party One Nation's views on Asian immigration.