alas…

Pauline Hanson took her house off the market yesterday. And just when we have over 450 people who have committed to giving $100 to buying her house to give to a group of Muslim refugees, and some media interest in the fabulous response…

I sent the following message to the facebook group members this morning. It would be great if you’d think of contributing too…

Thanks so much for joining the group. There’s nothing quite like a feeling of solidarity to make one feel like we have a chance to change the conversation.





You may have read that Pauline took her house off the market late yesterday due to ‘media pressure’. This is sad on many, many levels – one of which was that we were beginning to get some media interest in this group, which would have been great simply because there’s nothing better than being able to say ‘enough’ out loud…



Can I make a request? That you still give the $100 you were going to spend on the house, and instead donate it to the Hotham Mission Asylum Seeker Project? You can find out more about them, and donate to them here. They have been well respected for their work in this area for many, many years.

 Best of all, there is an option to send a message with your donation. If you earmark it ‘Fund for Muslim Housing’, they will be able to focus your money into that area, and also record how much money has been donated in reaction to Pauline’s remarks. And somehow, we’ll find a way to let Pauline – and the broader community – know that her outrageous statements are simply fuel for our generosity… Not only will we be contributing to something good, but doing it directly in response to her really has to piss her off…




And let me know if you think we should set up a group ‘Every time Pauline makes racist claims, I’ll donate $10 to the fund for Muslim housing…’