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    Pauline Hanson calls for plebiscite on Australian migration levels

    One Nation leader Pauline Hanson thinks Aussie voters should have a say when it comes to migration levels. Source: Getty
    One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is calling for a plebiscite to be held at the next federal election so Australians can have their say on migration levels.
    According to an exclusive report by The Australian, Hanson will give notice on Thursday of her intention to introduce the bill when the parliament resumes later this year. Hanson believes everyday Australians haven’t actually had a say in the level of migration coming into the country.
    It is believed Hanson wants to ask Australians what level of immigration we should be taking into Australia and what population number they think would be sustainable for Australia’s “way of life” and “standard of living”.
    “You’ve got to have people who are actually voters in this country having a say on this,” Hanson told The Australian.
    She also revealed she didn’t think it should be a postal vote, but rather something Australians vote on at the next federal election. As you will recall, last year’s non-compulsory postal vote questioning Australians whether they supported same-sex marriage cost taxpayers $132 million to distribute. Furthermore, that plebiscite wasn’t legally binding, although a bill was later passed when 61.6 per cent of those who voted were in favour of marriage equality.
    Hanson’s calls for a vote on the matter come after recent Social Research Centre figures found the majority of Australians thought there were too many immigrants entering Australia. In the data, nearly 54 per cent of those surveyed said the migrant numbers were “too high” and up 14 points since last year’s poll. In contrast, around 10 per cent of people said migration levels were “too low”.
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