Australian politicians condemn call for a 'final solution' to ban Muslim migration

Australian politicians condemn call for a 'final solution' to ban Muslim migration

Such are the rituals of first speeches that many Coalition senators and even crossbencher Derryn Hinch (who has been beating up on himself publicly ever since) went over to pay Anning the traditional congratulations afterwards. "He gives it permission", Senator Di Natale said.

VideoFraser Anning's speech in the Upper House called for a ban on Muslim's migrating to Australia and involved using the words "final solution" which has been historically associated with Nazi Germany.

Fraser Anning, from the conservative Katter's Australian Party, called for migration bans on Muslims and others in his maiden Senate speech on Tuesday.

"So we reject, we condemn racism in any form, and the remarks by Senator Anning are justly condemned and rejected by us all", Turnbull said.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said senator Fraser Anning's speech was "appalling". Instead, she said, they're developed to address issues surrounding rapid population growth, social cohesion in communities and underdeveloped infrastructure in cities and regional communities.

"People from every corner of the earth, from every religion - or of none - and every race can connect, be inspired by, be part of [our] values".

"I think that it is very important to call out this racism, this divisiveness, for what it is and it's important to do it as a united chamber here today", she said.

"The final solution to the immigration problem, of course, is a popular vote", Anning told parliament in his maiden speech.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten also branded Senator Anning's speech "racist" and described it as "repugnant and disgraceful".

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But Mr Katter called it a magnificent speech that he supported "a thousand per cent". "That is not the Australian way". "I have always said Australia is a multi-racial nation and that you do not have to be white to be Australian".

Mr Katter also hit out at what he called the "lily pad left" for their response to the speech. "I'm not apologising to anyone for it". "I dutifully lined up here and shook this unworthy man's hand", Senator Hinch said.

"I just want to go on record and say I then went home and I washed my own [hand]".

"His views on Australia as a great migrant nation were clearly spelled out by him on behalf of the government in the Senate this morning".

Senator Anning's office did not respond to Fairfax Media's questions about the source of his claims.

A Greens motion to censure Senator Anning - similar to the successful censure of Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm on Tuesday - was opposed by Labor and the government, and failed. On Wednesday Anning was the focus of intense condemnation from MPs, including the PM.

Katter said he believed Anning hadn't meant to evoke Nazi sentiment when crafting his speech, as the former farmer had spent his life "building pipelines" and "didn't go to university".

Katter vehemently defended Anning's use of the term, saying the outrage was over a "ridiculous technicality".

Earlier in his Parliament speech, Anning said: "The record of Muslims who have already come to this country in rates of crime, welfare dependency and terrorism is the worst of any migrants and vastly exceeds any other immigrant groups. But unfortunately if you have a jar of jelly beans and three of them are poisonous, you're not going to try any of them", he told Alan Jones of radio 2GB, while referring to Muslims.

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