Justice Party Senator Derry Hinch congratulates One Nation leader Senator Pauline Hanson after making her maiden speech in the Senate in Canberra, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING
Justice Party Senator Derry Hinch congratulates One Nation leader Senator Pauline Hanson after making her maiden speech in the Senate in Canberra, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING MICK TSIKAS

LETTER: 'Who do these politicians think they are?'

This article is an opinion and only represents the views of the author. 

Who do these politicians think they are?

IN HIS maiden speech, Derryn Hinch, Victorian senator for the Justice Party, condemns the political culture which condones politicians' lucrative salaries and perks, while serving their own best interests in office. Newly-elected Pauline Hanson, is another senator empowered to rally against the political status quo. The people speak.

It is just what Labor senator, Sam Dastyari has exhibited recently, admitting to not wanting to pick up the tab for personal travel expenses to China.

Who do these people, supposedly representing the Australian public, think they are?

It is time for a little straight talk from representatives like Hinch and Hanson to set the record straight and condemn a culture which Australians pay for, but see little in return. Many politicians are already millionaires or billionaires, yet draw their lucrative superannuations above the norm. It is a culture of entitlement.

Too many immigrants are accessing our free legal aid and welfare system, while hard-working Australians are denied either.

Man Monis used his status to gain access to the High Court at the taxpayers' expense, rubbing his right to do so in our faces, after years on welfare for himself and his wives. How many are on generous welfare payments, laughing at our gullibility, yet condemning our way of life? How many, like Manis, had no right to be here?

The latest 22 year old Western-Sydney Muslim terrorist, now in custody, chose his Australian victim at random, hated Australia.

Should there be some keener monitoring of who we allow into our country, despite any outcry of racism? Wake up! We are being taken for a ride!

Eloise Rowe

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