Anning gets a canning from Hobsons Bay political figures

Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane

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Queensland senator Fraser Anning has called for a final solution to immigration, a term used by the Nazis.

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

A member of the minor Katter's Australian Party, Anning was unapologetic about using the same phrase Nazi leaders used in planning the Holocaust during World War II.

But an appallingly racist diatribe, by a senator who not one in a thousand Australians would have heard of, on Wednesday brought nearly all the parliament together to reassert some core values of Australia's policy. We have in this chamber representatives of Australians whose families have been here for generations, who are the descendants of migrants to Australia of more than 100 years ago.

Mr Anning was elected after the recent disqualification another senator, despite receiving only 19 votes in Australia's 2016 national poll.

"I'm exhausted of fighting", she said, breaking down in tears as she addressed the chamber Wednesday.

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When One Nation founder Pauline Hanson delivered her maiden speech in the '90s, she claimed that Australia was "in danger of being swamped by Asians".

Muslims make up about 3 percent of Australia's population.

"I think we could all be a more aware of the sustained abuse that some of us have to weather".

However, hitting back at the criticism, Bob Katter, the leader of Anning's party, KAP, said he supported his colleague's statement "1,000 per cent".

A trailblazing Muslim MP says better awareness of the sustained racist abuse some endure could help parliaments look more like Australia's streets and suburbs.

He also sparked widespread opposition by calling for a ban on Muslim migrants and defending the race-based White Australia immigration policy which was in place for seven decades from 1901.

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"The thought police have jumped on it", he said.

"I believe that the reasons for ending all further Muslim immigration are both compelling and self-evident", Anning, a member of the right-wing Katter's Australian Party (KAP), told a mostly empty hall of lawmakers.

"So we reject, we condemn racism in any form, and the remarks by Senator Anning are justly condemned and rejected by us all", he said. She said he then asked for a position in her office but she refused.

The Queenslander called for migration numbers to be slashed, and a ban on Muslim people migrating to Australia.

Mr Hinch called it one of the most "disgraceful, racist, homophobic, divisive, misogynist, spiteful hateful speeches" he had ever heard.

Hanson suggested that Anning did not write the speech, claiming it was written by an adviser named Richard Howard, who she said had previously worked as a military propaganda specialist before a stint as a One Nation staffer. If people want to take it of context that is entirely up to them.

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The outrage over Anning's comments follows fury earlier this month after broadcaster Sky News aired an interview with far-right agitator Blair Cottrell, who once called for a portrait of Adolf Hitler to be hung "in every (Australian) classroom and every school".

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