Pauline Hanson has accused feminist protesters of ‘demonising males’ earlier than lashing out at alleged rape sufferer Brittany Higgins.
The One Nation chief’s robust phrases got here a day after March For Justice rallies occurred throughout Australia which referred to as for extra motion to stamp out sexual abuse and punish offenders.
‘Cease demonising males,’ Hanson instructed Sky Information on Tuesday.
‘There are false allegations, there are males who’ve been accused of these items that did not, it did not occur.’
Pauline Hanson has accused feminist protesters of ‘demonising males’ earlier than lashing out at alleged rape survivor Brittany Higgins
Ms Higgins, a former Liberal Celebration staffer, had a hand in kick-starting the motion after she went public with claims she had been raped by a colleague at Parliament Home in 2019
Hundreds joined 40 rallies throughout Australia together with in main cities Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart on Monday (pictured, the protest in Brisbane)
Hundreds joined the March For Justice rallies throughout Australia, with the problem of sexual abuse stirred up by a historic rape allegation in opposition to Lawyer Common Christian Porter, which he denied.
Ms Higgins, a former Liberal Celebration staffer, kick-started the motion by going public with claims she was raped by a colleague at Parliament Home in 2019.
‘For thus lengthy it felt just like the folks round me solely cared due to the place it occurred and what it would imply for them,’ Ms Higgins instructed the group at Canberra’s rally.
‘It was so complicated as a result of these folks had been my idols. I had devoted my life to them. They had been my social community, my colleagues and my household.
‘And all of a sudden they handled me in another way. I wasn’t an individual who had simply gone by way of a life-changing traumatic occasion, I used to be a political downside.’
Hanson criticised Ms Higgins for ready two years to talk out concerning the alleged rape, regardless of the now 26-year-old telling police instantly afterward.
‘Brittany Higgins, she had the precise to go and lay these expenses,’ she mentioned.
Hanson criticised Ms Higgins for ready two years to talk out concerning the alleged rape, regardless of the now 26-year-old telling police instantly after the alleged incident
Labor chief Anthony Albanese attended Monday’s rally with a contingent of colleagues, together with the Greens and independents
‘Take it to the courts. For those who’ve bought a case for assault you then take it to the courts.’
Hanson went on to level out that false rape allegations can ‘destroy lives’.
In 2019, the senator accused her son’s ex-wife of constructing false claims that he sexually abused his personal baby.
‘I do know this sense as a result of for years my very own son confronted these harmful allegations in an try to cease him accessing his younger son,’ she instructed the Senate on the time.
‘My ex-daughter-in-law claimed to police that my son was exterior her dwelling in Townsville.
Indicators together with ‘we’re marching for everybody’s daughters’, ‘cease violence in opposition to girls’ and ‘it is time for males to vary’ had been seen within the crowd in Canberra
Brittany Higgins speaks on the Canberra Womens March 4 Justice on March 15 in Canberra
‘That was regardless of him being sick and on the Gold Coast, some 1,000 kilometres away. He was pressured to defend himself, at huge expense, and was dragged by way of the courts.
‘She additionally falsely alleged – a soul-crushing declare – that my son had sexually abused his boy. Once more, the false declare was designed to cease him having any connection along with his son. No expenses had been introduced in opposition to my son.’
Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who was a spotlight of criticism on the rallies for resisting an unbiased inquiry into the allegations in opposition to Mr Porter, had supplied to fulfill protest leaders behind closed doorways however they refused and demanded he attend.
Labor chief Anthony Albanese did go to Monday’s rally with a contingent of colleagues, together with the Greens and independents.
Indicators together with ‘we’re marching for everybody’s daughters’, ‘cease violence in opposition to girls’ and ‘it is time for males to vary’ had been seen within the crowd.
Protesters handed a petition backed by 94,000 folks to Labor MP Tanya Plibersek and Greens senator Larissa Waters, to current to parliament.