Pauline Hanson, 67, refuses to attend sexual harassment training


Pauline Hanson, 67, refuses to attend parliament workplace training because she is ‘TOO OLD to sexually harass anyone’

  • Federal government is offering one-hour workplace safety training to politicians 
  • But One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has refused to sign up for the programme 
  • Senator Hanson made headlines last month with bill to end vaccine mandates 


One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has refused to attend ‘respectful workplace’ training because she’s ‘too hold to sexually harass anyone’.

The federal government offered voluntary one-hour training courses for politicians after former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins alleged she was raped in Parliament House.

But Senator Hanson, 67, has refused to take part, with her spokesman telling Nine Newspapers ‘she’s too old to sexually harass anyone.’  

Pauline Hanson speaking to crowds during a protest against Queensland’s mandatory vaccination laws on the Gold Coast in November

Liberal Senator Gerard Rennick has also refused to sign up, saying the program would not actually help women’s safety.  

The face-to-face training is mandatory for ministers and their staff but voluntary for the opposition and backbenchers. 

In February, Ms Higgins came forward with allegations she was raped by a fellow Liberal Party staffer in 2019.

The Morrison Government has since agreed to adopt an independent complaints mechanism for serious incidents and the one-hour training sessions.

A spokesman for Senator Hanson confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that she would not be doing the training but declined to confirm why.

The One Nation leader made headlines last month when she introduced a bill to override the states and ban all vaccine discrimination.

The bill was supported by five rogue Coalition senators Matt Canavan, Gerard Rennick, Alex Antic, Sam McMahon, and Concetta Fierravanti-Wells.

But it was voted down by the Coalition, Labor, and the Greens. 

‘I was devastated they didn’t want to give the Australian people an opportunity to have their say,’ Senator Hanson said.    

One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson speaks during debate in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in 2020

One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson speaks during debate in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in 2020

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