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William Fraser Anning (1949–) is
a cane toad who finally got revenge an Australian politician who, despite receiving just 19 votes in the 2016 federal election, was sitting for Queensland in the Australian Senate from November 2017 to June 2019.[note 1] He was unsuccessful in the 2019 election, with his party receiving 1.28% of the vote in Queensland (and 0.64% nationally) for the Senate.
Even with the many notably toxic specimens which have crawled up from the sewer to run things down undah, Anning manages to distinguish himself with white supremacism so thinly veiled it's practically shrink-wrapped. He really started off with a bang in his first speech to the Senate, which reads like a thread on Stormfront — complete with a mention of "cultural Marxism", a jab at "gender fluidity garbage," nostalgic longing for the days when anyone could own a gun and only whites could settle Australia, and even a suggested "final solution" to Muslim immigration to Australia.[note 2]
Before becoming the "Gauführer of Gladstone" he was near bankruptcy, but then a weird Aussie birther crisis came along and bailed him out when it turned out his predecessor, Malcolm Roberts, was ineligible to have run in the election. Since then he's kept busy palling around with neo-Nazis, blaming 50 innocent people murdered by a far-right terrorist for their own deaths, and delivering speeches to the Senate on a variety of important issues like white genocide in South Africa and the threat that LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying curricula in schools poses to the "white family."
Sane, decent folk in Australia and worldwide are horrified by Anning's ann-tics and he's been forcefully condemned and even egged (see above). After being egged, he and his goons, which included fascists Neil Erikson and Ricky Turner bravely restrained his teenage assailant and heroically choked and jackbooted him while he was down, before continuing to argue for relaxed firearm laws so they could continue to practice their brand of reasonable force in self-defence, but with guns. A petition calling for his removal from the Senate has 1.4 million signatures as of April 2019. Even Pauline Hanson thinks he's a bit much.
In April 2019, Anning's new political party, the Conservative National Party, was registered ahead of the federal election in May. Some of the party's policies include the deportation of refugees, a ban on Muslim immigration (how the banning of a religion would be enforced is conveniently left out), opposition to gay marriage and the relaxation of Australia's legislation regarding firearms The party also appears to adhere to the conspiracy theory of majority white countries being systematically replaced with Asian, African and Middle Eastern populations via mass migration,
The new party will be fielding 70 candidates for the May 2019 election, and to no surprise, has already attracted loony elements within its ranks. The seat of Oxley in Queensland is being sought by candidate Scott Moerland, a former soldier, member of the Rise Up Australia Party and key figure in the now defunct Reclaim Australia and United Patriots Front movements. Another candidate for the Conservative Nationals is Shane Van Buren, of the ACT, who has a criminal conviction for assaulting a police officer.
While Anning and a local candidate were campaigning at Cronulla Beach, Sydney, (the exact location of the infamous 2005 Cronulla race riots) on April 26, 2019, a supporter of Anning, 19 year old Sydney based Neo-Nazi activist Max Towns violently assaulted camera crew from NewsCorp who were present covering the event. He was subsequently arrested and charged with assault, intimidation and behaving in an offensive manner.
At the 2019 Federal election, Anning lost his Senate seat, and none of the candidates from his party won any seats. To echo this sad turn of events, on his official Facebook page the lowly Anning changed his name to 'Fraser Anning - Former Senator'.
- Proof, once again, that "bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing."
- Anning's defense has been that this particular quote has been cherry-picked, and that he was simply presenting the final bullet point in a list of proposals. Decide for yourself, but it's hard to imagine his choice of words was meaningless given the context and his history of kecking up racist dreck.
- "How Fraser Anning ended up in parliament". SBS News (Australia). 18 March 2019. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/how-fraser-anning-ended-up-in-parliament. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
- "Unapologetic Fraser Anning under fire from all sides after ‘final solution’ Senate speech" (in en). https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2018/08/15/fraser-anning-final-solution-unapologetic/.
- "Senate [Part 1 - 14/08/2018 11:54:59 – Parliament of Australia"] (in en). http://parlview.aph.gov.au/mediaPlayer.php?videoID=410935.
- Remeikis, Amy (27 September 2017). "One Nation's next-in-line senator mired in legal proceedings since April 2016". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 10 November 2017. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/28/one-nations-next-in-line-senator-mired-in-legal-proceedings-since-april-2016. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
- Smethurst, Annika (6 January 2019). "Fraser Anning slammed for attending St Kilda far-Right rally". Herald Sun. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/heavy-police-presence-in-st-kilda-as-protest-groups-converge/news-story/ca8fd8a5af11e28f45d2c9d9f1a3b6a1. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
- Bedo, Stephanie (15 March 2019). "Politician lashes out at Muslims after Christchurch shootings: ‘They are the perpetrators’". News.com.au. https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/politics/politician-lashes-out-at-muslims-after-christchurch-shootings-they-are-the-perpetrators/news-story/8e3f11fe73821dc3e65d75432ac76f2e.
- Wilson, Jason (26 March 2018). "Fraser Anning claims that South African farmers are at risk of genocide". https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/26/fraser-anning-claims-that-south-african-farmers-are-at-risk-of-genocide. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
- Elton-Pym, James (26 March 2018). "White South African farmers facing 'genocide': Fraser Anning". https://www.sbs.com.au/news/white-south-african-farmers-facing-genocide-fraser-anning. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
- "Senator Fraser Anning Slammed For Homophobic Rant | QNews Magazine". QNews Magazine. https://www.qnews.com.au/grow-up-senator-fraser-anning-slammed-for-homophobic-rant-in-the-senate/.
- "Fraser Anning speech 'straight from Goebbels' handbook', says Pauline Hanson". The Guardian Australia. 15 August 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/aug/15/fraser-anning-speech-straight-from-goebbels-handbook-says-pauline-hanson.