Welcome to Quickie, the podcast that shoots straight from the lip. My name is Nevena, and my guest today is author, film maker, and one of the few people to work on a North Korean film set, Anna Broinowski.
Her book and SBS documentary ‘Please Explain: The Rise, Fall, And Rise again of Pauline Hanson’ is a compelling, intimate look at how an Ipswich fish and chip shop lady changed the nation.
The rude, and often repugnant renegade politician, whose political maiden speech took illogical and indecipherable pot shots at indigenous Australians, migrants, and privatisation, went on to lambast non-Anglosaxon culture, “I and most Australians want our immigration policy radically reviewed and that of multiculturalism abolished.”
What becomes increasingly clear throughout the book is that despite living a life of considerable hardship, Hanson’s compassion is only extended to her constituents and supporters. Her policies around Islam, including the laughable cry for a Royal Commission into it, father’s family court rights, the fetishisation of the Anzac, only seeks to
Broinowski’s compelling and surprisingly intimate look at Australia’s most divisive politician, the madness, the admiration, the division and the hatred Hanson attracts and inflames are all on show – it’s sometimes funny, sometimes frightening, and often surreal.