Greens senators Larissa Waters and Mehreen Faruqi have lodged a Senate motion calling for Parliament to censure One Nation leader Pauline Hanson.
Earlier this month Hanson told Faruqi to “piss off back to Pakistan,” in response to her comments about the Queen’s death.
The Greens senator said she couldn’t mourn the Queen as she was the “leader of a racist empire built on stolen lives, land and wealth of colonised peoples.”
Senator Waters and Faruqi hope this motion will affirm parliament’s stance on racist behaviours.
“I call on my colleagues to support the motion and affirm that racism has no place in our public debate,” says Senator Faruqi.
In addition to censuring Senator Hanson, the motions calls for the Senate to “condemn all racism and discrimination against migrants and people of colour,” “assure all migrants to Australia that they are valued,” and affirm that Parliament does not tolerate “racism or discrimination in the course of parliamentarians’ public debate.”
Unsurprisingly Senator Hanson wasn’t too pleased with the Greens, and insinuated Senator Faruqi can say what she wants because of the colour of her skin.
“So Senator Faruqi is allowed to say and do anything she wants and no one can call her out because she has brown skin and is a migrant,” she wrote on Twitter, “Senator Malcolm Roberts was born in India - does that mean he isn’t allowed to be critiqued? Or is he fair game because his skin is white?”