Australian Senator storms out of Parliament after refusing to acknowledge original land owners of Canberra
On Wednesday Senate President Sue Lines acknowledged the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people as traditional custodians of the Canberra area and paid respect to elders past and present at the opening of the sitting.
Hanson, a controversial politician, interrupted the Senate president and yelled "No, I won't and I never will," before storming out of the chamber in a huff, Daily Mail Australia reported.
Later in the day, Hanson said in a Facebook post that she considers that the 'acknowledgement of country' perpetuates racial division in Australia.
"Let's acknowledge those people, men and women, who have lost their lives and sacrificed for our freedom and for our country. Not the indigenous, because as far as I am concerned I have as much right to this land as any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander but they don't want to acknowledge that," Hanson said in a Facebook video.
Link to video and article: 'I never will': Australian Senator storms out of Parliament after refusing to acknowledge original land owners of Canberra (msn.com)