The Today Show will no longer feature Pauline Hanson as a regular contributor following her comments this morning regarding the COVID-19 crisis in Melbourne.
Amongst her controversial comments on housing commission residents in lockdown she said, “The fact is a lot of them are drug addicts as well, they are getting their medication, they are alcoholics so they’re being looked after in that way.”
She added, “We should not be putting out literature in their own language. Learn to speak English when you come here to this country. That’s a big problem that we have in Australia.”
But host Allison Langdon said while tough decisions had to be made, there was room to treat people with some humanity.
Darren Wick, Nine’s Director of News and Current Affairs said, “The Today Show has advised Pauline Hanson that she will no longer be appearing on our programme as a regular contributor.
“We don’t shy away from diverse opinions and robust debate on the Today Show. But this morning’s accusations from Pauline Hanson were ill-informed and divisive. At a time of uncertainty in this national and global health crisis, Australians have to be united and supportive of one another. We need to get through this together.”