21 Oct 2016

Norfolk Islands finds a champion in Pauline Hanson

From , 6:03 am on 21 October 2016

Australian Senator Pauline Hanson is calling for Australia to change tack on Norfolk Island.

Norfolk Island was stripped of its autonomy 16 months ago and now has little power as a regional council within New South Wales.

There has been, and remains, strong opposition to Canberra's action.

Canberra has said that Norfolk Island could not pay its way and that is why it removed the autonomy.

Ms Hanson, who is on the island, told Don Wiseman that Canberra's view is quite wrong and politicians need to be better acquainted with the actual situation on the island.

Pauline Hanson

Pauline Hanson Photo: AFP