'Not putting that s**t in my body': Pauline Hanson's vaccine tirade

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Federal One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has vowed to never get a Covid vaccination in a tirade against "bureaucrats, politicians, the United Nations or The World Health Organization" who she says are "pushing their own agenda".

Speaking at a "businesses for choice" event in Ipswich, Queensland, on Thursday night, she claimed she is "not an anti-vaxxer" despite rejecting the shot.

"I’ll tell you honestly: I haven’t had the jab, I don’t intend to have the jab, I’m not putting that s*** in my body," Ms Hanson tells a crown of "pro-choice" business owners in footage obtained by Channel Nine.

Screenshot of video of Pauline Hanson during her speech at the event.
Pauline Hanson said she’s "not an anti-vaxxer" but refuses to get vaccinated against Covid. Source: Channel 9

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In the footage, Ms Hanson says she's "taken a stance".

"That is my choice," she says, as the crowd cheers.

"I’m not an anti-vaxxer, but I am very careful what I put into my body. I felt that I’ve kept pretty good health all my life, and I intend to keep it that way.

"I don’t intend to listen to bureaucrats or politicians, or UN or WHO pushing their own agenda and take away my freedoms, my rights, my choices when that’s why I’m fighting this issue and so should you."

Many viewers have take to social media to tell Ms Hanson that she'll probably change her tune if she is infected with Covid.

Her comments come as Queensland reaches the 80 per cent double-dose milestone, prompting the borders to reopen a week early.

In November, the One Nation leader tried to introduce a controversial bill that would prevent vaccination mandates amid the pandemic.

She claimed vaccine mandates had unleashed a "pandemic of discrimination" and spoke of possible vaccination side effects and unproven Covid-19 treatments.

The Australia Department of Health website reminds people that the "benefits of the vaccination outweigh the risk of Covid-19" and the very low risk of adverse cardiac symptoms such as myocarditis or pericarditis.

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The controversial bill was voted down, with the Senate overwhelmingly rejecting the progress of the One Nation private bill, 44 votes to five.

The bill was slammed by Independent Senator Lambie, who accused One Nation of thriving on discrimination and creating fear to boost its election campaign.

"One Nation is not a fighter against discrimination, One Nation seeks to profit from it. It's just a fundraising exercise for them," Senator Lambie said.

"And that's all this is, this bill was supposed to be about fighting the discrimination of people who haven't been vaccinated against Covid-19.

"The only people who need protection from discrimination are people who can't receive the vaccination for reasons outside of their control."

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