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Pauline Hanson’s Speech to Parliament on the MAI

The Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) was an attempt by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to develop rules on international investment.

The draft treaty was released in 1997 and immediately became the subject of vigorous debate around the world. In 1998, France withdrew its support for the agreement, effectively blocking it under OECD rules.

Speech to the House of Representatives by Pauline Hanson on the MAI.

APPROPRIATION BILL (No. 1) 1998-99 Second Reading

HansonMs HANSON –I rise today to speak on a matter that has grave and wide-ranging consequences for all Australians. The matter is the ominous document entitled the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This treaty is due to be signed by 2004. The complicity or, at the very least, the lack of will on the part of the federal government to encourage public examination and discussion on this threat to the Australian people is very similar to their reluctance to debate that other attack on Australians also sponsored by Labor and the coalition, the MAI.

Both of these treaties will take power and choice from the majority of our own people and place that power and freedom of choice firmly in the hands of foreigners and self-seeking minorities. Both of these treaties diminish Australia’s sovereignty and in the case of the so-called rights of the indigenous people could ultimately result in the disintegration of our nation. With the MAI now largely exposed — [Read more…]