Pauline Hanson has issued a bleak warning about the future of Australia while comparing Anthony Albanese to a murderous Russian dictator.
The One Nation leader addressed the senate on Wednesday with a speech titled ‘Brace yourselves: the dystopian future of Australia under Albanese’.
In her speech, Senator Hanson likened Australia’s future under Labor, the Greens and the Coalition to that of the Soviet Union under the rule of Joseph Stalin.
Stalin, who ruled the Soviet Union from 1924 until his death in 1953, is believed to have killed at least 6million people detained in the gulags – a Soviet network of forced labour camps.
Senator Hanson claimed Australians would be confined to their homes and work for ‘nothing’ if the country continued to push for things such as more renewable energy projects and a cashless society.
She warned ‘steak dinners’ and ‘Sunday lamb roasts’ would become a thing of the past and that they would be replaced by a mix of meals including lentils and worms.
Pauline Hanson has issued a bleak warning about the future of Australia while comparing Anthony Albanese to a murderous Russian dictator
The One Nation leader addressed the senate on Wednesday with a speech titled ‘Brace yourselves: the dystopian future of Australia under Albanese’
‘Well, I’m going to give you an insight into the future Australia under Labor, the Greens and the Coalition, well those who don’t have a backbone,’ Senator Hanson said.
‘You will toil much longer for less, and eventually for nothing, just like they did in the old Soviet Union under Joe Stalin.’
Data from the Wage Price Index’s June Quarter showed for most workers, wages are still failing to keep up with inflation.
The wage price index in June fell back to 3.6 per cent, down from an annual pace of 3.7 per cent in March – despite average wages rising by 0.8 per cent.
This marked the first annual growth drop since the September quarter of 2020 following the national Covid lockdowns.
Senator Hanson criticised Mr Albanese’s commitment to shift to green energy, claiming the government will confine Aussies to their homes to combat the greenhouse gas emissions.
‘You will be confined to your suburb or country town, unable to move beyond its boundaries because it will emit too much greenhouse gas,’ Senator Hanson said.
‘There will be no getting around it, because all of your biometric data will be used to keep you in check.’
The prime minister signed Australia up for a G7-backed ‘climate club’ in July this year after vowing to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and turn it into a renewable energy superpower.
Mr Albanese announced Labor’s ‘most compressive climate change policy ever’ during his election campaign.
The policy aims to create 604,000 jobs, slash average household energy prices by $275 a year by 2025 and $378 by 2035 and reduce emissions by 43 per cent by 2030, according to Labor-commissioned modelling.
Stalin, who was secretary-general of the Communist Party ruled the soviet union from 1941 to 1953, is believed to have killed at least 6million people detained in the gulags – a Soviet network of forced labour camps
Senator Hanson said Aussies should say ‘goodbye’ to steak and Sunday lamb, claiming in Australia’s dystopian future Aussies will eat a diet of bugs and worms mixed in with feed-grade lentil mash (pictured, Aussies having a barbeque at Coogee beach on Australia Day)
In her speech, Senator Hanson also suggested Aussies should travel overseas now and visit their relatives before it becomes too expensive due to the ‘tanking’ Australian dollar – which currently stands at $US0.64.
The Aussie climbed as far as $US0.65 on Wednesday in the biggest daily gain in 12 months – however, it is still down by 4.5 per cent this year.
Senator Hanson also encouraged Aussies to prepare for a change in their diet from steak dinners and Sunday Lamb roasts to bugs and worms.
‘Say goodbye to your steak dinner, and the Sunday lamb roast, and prepare your tastebuds for a diet of bugs and worms mixed in with your feed-grade lentil mash,’ Senator Hanson said.
The wild statement made Senator for the United Australia Party Ralph Babet – who was seated behind Hanson – laugh.
In Senator Hanson’s dystopian future cash will also be a thing of the past along with reliable electricity and fresh water.
The Reserve Bank, a wholesale distributor of banknotes, revealed commercial bank orders for cash plunged to a new low during the last financial year.
With the major banks like Commonwealth and ANZ now operating cashless branches, the $3.1billion worth of new banknotes ordered by them in 2022-23 was ‘about one-third of a typical year’s issuance’.
In the year to June, 424 bank branches closed, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority revealed in October, with the number of branches plunging by more than a third or 37 per cent since June 2017.
‘Forget about cash – how dare you even think to make a transaction that won’t be monitored and need approval,’ Senator Hanson said.
‘Forget about the necessity of reliable, on-call electricity. Like they do in third-world Africa – and even in northern Queensland – you’ll buy your electricity ration ahead of time.
The One Nations Leader also urged Aussies to let go of the ‘Australian dream’ of owning a home (pictured, auction in Paddington, Sydney)
‘Those smart meters you’ve installed will ensure you can only use it when the government lets you. The same will apply to your fresh water.’
Senator Hanson told Aussies to ‘abandon the great Australian dream’ of owning a home and quoted a 2016 video by World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab who said: ‘You’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy’.
‘You’ll be happy because your government says so, and woe to the poor Aussie who dares to say they’re not under misinformation laws,’ Senator Hanson said.
‘Welcome to the future, Australia, coming much sooner than you think courtesy of your own government. Unless of course you’re super rich.’
Sydney ranked as the second least affordable city in the world, receiving the dubious honour for a second year in a row from the Demographia International Housing Affordability report.
National residential property rental vacancy rate continued to fall to 1 per cent in October, according to SQM Research.
While asking rents in the capital cities increased by 0.7 per cent in the 30 days leading up to November 12 – contributing to a 15.5 per cent rise over the past year.
The number of residential properties nationwide also decreased, dropping to 0.9 per cent, while combined dwelling asking prices rose by 1.2 per cent – reaching an average record high of $805,680.
Senator Hanson shared her speech on social media platform X and received mixed responses from social media users.
It comes after Senator Hanson demanded a ban on Welcome to Country rituals
Some agreed with the politician and thanked her for speaking out on controversial topics.
‘Thank you for speaking out! People need to become loud on this issue,’ one person wrote.
‘Well said Pauline one of the last politicians that are in it for the Australians and gets laughed at for doing her job,’ a second person commented.
Others disagreed with the Senator, claiming her speech was full of ‘far-fetched garbage’.
‘For a number of reasons, I have never used the term ‘cooked’ before . . . But here goes, Pauline you are totally cooked,’ one person commented.
‘Sorry Pauline but all I heard was far-fetched garbage.. You had a chance for a strong legitimate argument and you squandered it for a childish argument… all we ask is that you do your job factually & professionally,’ a second person wrote.
A third person chimed: ‘I can never tell if this is parody or for real?’