Australian members of parliament condemn senator’s hate speech on migrants

An Australian Senator, Fraser Anning, has been widely condemned for a speech that invoked the term final solution in a call for immigration restrictions based on race.

Anning, from the conservative Katter’s Australian party, called for migration bans on Muslims and others in his maiden senate speech.

Political opponents denounced his speech as disgraceful as the lawmaker said he did not need to apologise.

Lawmakers across the political divide have  moved to pass parliamentary motions censuring the senator for his racist hate speech, noting in particular his use of the phrase final solution, and his false, misleading and hurtful statements about Muslim Australians and other immigrant groups.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Anning had made a shocking insult to the memory of those murdered in the holocaust.

 

 

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