Fraser Anning Bio
William Fraser Anning (born 14 October 1949) is an Australian politician who has been a Senator for Queensland since 10 November 2017 currently sitting as an independent. He was elected to the Senate after a special recount was triggered by the removal of One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts, who was found ineligible to be chosen as a senator due to his status as a dual citizen. He chose not to join One Nation in the Senate, sitting as an independent until June 2018 when he joined Katter’s Australian Party as its first senator, before being expelled from the party in October 2018.
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William Fraser Anning
14 October 1949
|Political party||Independent (until 1997; since 2018)|
|One Nation (1997–2003; 2014–2018)
Katter’s Australian (2018)
|Residence||Gladstone, Queensland, Australia|
|Alma mater||University of Queensland, Gatton Campus|
Sheep and Cattle farmer
|Allegiance||Commonweath of Australia|
|Branch/service||Australian Army Reserve|
|Years of service||1969–1973|
|Unit||49th Battalion, Royal Queensland Regiment|
William Fraser Anning Biography
Anning has been said to hold far-right, and anti-immigration views and has faced criticism for some of his remarks on Islam, including his use of the term “final solution” in his maiden speech and his statement criticizing Islam following the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand.
Christchurch terrorist shooting comments
Anning was criticised for his comments about the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand, which killed 49. He claimed that Muslim immigration led to the attacks, and that “while Muslims may have been victims today, usually they are the perpetrators”.
On the next day, 16 March 2019, at a meeting of Anning’s Conservative National Party, after a 17-year-old egged him, Anning punched him twice in the head. Supporters of Anning then separated the two of them and tackled the boy. As he was pinned to the ground, several of Anning’s supporters choked him, and grabbed his face, while holding him in a headlock. The boy was removed by police but subsequently was released without charge.
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