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One Nation slammed for hypocrisy with Bangladeshi-made T-shirts

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One Nation has been slammed for hypocrisy after it was revealed their 'I Trust Pauline Hanson' T-shirts are made in Bangladesh.

Whilst encouraging Australians to buy locally and support Australian workers, One Nation's $25 orange T-shirt has been outsourced to Bangladeshi factory workers.

One Nation's 'I Trust Pauline Hanson' T-shirts are made in Bangladesh. Source: Facebook
One Nation's 'I Trust Pauline Hanson' T-shirts are made in Bangladesh. Source: Facebook

"That is an extraordinarily bad call from One Nation," Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union national secretary Michele O'Neil told The New Daily.

"As a party that claims to be based on ordinary working people's lives, it shows the hypocrisy of that claim.

"All it says is you can trust Pauline Hanson to not support local workers and to promote her party on the backs of exploited workers in a third-world country."

Pauline Hanson meets supporters wearing the T-shirt. Source: AAP
Pauline Hanson meets supporters wearing the T-shirt. Source: AAP

Bangladesh is one of the cheapest places to manufacture clothes in the world and its garment workers often endure horrendous conditions.

One Nation's website calls for Australians to buy Australian made products and carefully check a product's provenance before buying.

The party also states that it "opposes" globalism and any threat to the Australian manufacturing industry.

Pauline Hanson stands before a placard that reads
Pauline Hanson stands before a placard that reads

A One Nation Party spokesman admitted that the party knew the shirts were made overseas when they were commissioned, adding that while the shirts were made in Bangladesh, the printing was done on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

A One Nation spokesman said the T-shirts were made in Bangladesh, but the print was designed in Queensland. Source: AAP
A One Nation spokesman said the T-shirts were made in Bangladesh, but the print was designed in Queensland. Source: AAP
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