Maiden Speeches, by Brian McRea.
Pauline Hanson’s maiden speech in parliament certainly showed where she stands with both the Senate and also the Australian people — and will no doubt gain support from a great many Australians, whether they voted for her or not.
On the other hand, another maiden speech was delivered by another senator who I can only assume was Aboriginal and in a language unknown to anyone listening — with the result that nobody knew who she was or what she said or stood for. …
Why then in Australia are we not encouraging the use of the English language in all facets of Australian life? What can possibly be achieved by teaching Aboriginals a myriad of languages and dialects which nobody else can possibly understand, or is assimilation a furphy?
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