Pauline Hanson Lied About Her Birthday And Then Gaslit The Senate About It
Hanson told the Senate her May 27 birthday actually happened yesterday.
One Nation’s Pauline Hanson has stirred up a few laughs in Canberra today for misrepresenting when her birthday is.
The Senator told the Upper House her birthday was yesterday, before changing her mind and revealing it was actually last month, on May 27.
BREAKING: Pauline Hanson doesn’t know when her own birthday is
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— Julian Hill MP (@JulianHillMP) June 17, 2021
“I’m proud to say I am 67 years of age, and I turned 67 yesterday,” the party leader said this morning.
A “Gemini Horse”, true to type
— Thr Den (@t_charn522) June 17, 2021
As Labor Senator Jenny McAllister raised, the changes would improve “tax concessions for a small number of very wealthy people, curiously enough the age at which this measure kicks in is 67.”
“And it happens, if we are to believe Wikipedia, that Senator Hanson herself has only recently turned 67,” McAllister said.
While the terms of the amendments have been kept under wraps, the changes are believed help politicians pocket an extra 30 grand through their superannuation. This is when Hanson bluffs about the day she was brought into the world.
Pauline Hanson was not in the Senate chamber to move amendments to deliver her a $30,000 pay rise. The Senate moved on. The Govt is now voting to give her another chance to move her amendments. There is no limit to the dodgy deals the LNP and Hanson will do.
— Senator Murray Watt (@MurrayWatt) June 17, 2021
She later corrects herself by spinning the mistake back on her colleagues: “Senator [Murray] Watt said I circulated this on my birthday, my birthday was last month — this was not circulated on my birthday, so it’s basically misrepresentation, telling a lie.”
all my birthdays seemed so yesterday…
Now it looks as though they were the 27th of May
Oh, I believe you all should go away…🎵
— Pup Fiction (@jjjove) June 17, 2021
“Sorry Senator Hanson, but the Senate did hear you say yesterday was your birthday,” she was told in reply, with others yelling out “you said yesterday!” from the house floor.
“Yesterday was not my birthday, so you are wrong, I’m sure you’ve realised that,” Hanson ended on.
Happy belated birthday, I guess?