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In her first speech to the federal parliament in 1996, Pauline Hanson warned "we are in danger of being swamped by Asians" – a line that became her political signature.

In her triumphant return to politics in 2016, the designated enemy has changed. "Now we are in danger of being swamped by Muslims," Hanson, the leader of the One Nation party, told the Australian Senate in her first speech on Wednesday.

During the highly anticipated Hanson reboot – she attempted a few jokes and prompted the Greens senators to walk out of the chamber en masse – there was also a notable omission.


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