In this web exclusive, the participants of upcoming SBS documentary 'Pauline Hanson: Please Explain!' advise what their ethnicity and origins are - including Pauline herself ... but she's not too happy with the suggestion she might be Arabic!
28 Jul 2016 - 3:49 PM  UPDATED 1 Aug 2016 - 9:49 AM

In 2007 the One Nation leader took part in a DNA test organised by Queensland's Sunday Mail in which a mouth swab of her genetic material found that her "genetic makeup is drawn from a rich multicultural background, with 9 per cent originating in the Middle East, 32 per cent from Italy, Greece or Turkey and 59 per cent from northern Europe."

It's a fact that has given her detractors plenty of glee to re-report over the years - especially when she pronounces her anti- mosque and halal-certification policies that seem to predominantly target Muslims and migrants of Middle Eastern origin. 

At the time, Hanson remarked that "All I can think of is that probably down the track it eventuated from some war."

"But I'm not going to knock it. It has made me who I am."

She seems to have changed her tune since then though. Watch the video above to see her reaction when she and the other participants of Pauline Hanson: Please Explain! are asked about their origins and where they are from. 


See more of Pauline, her commentators and the infamous fish and chip shop where it all began in Pauline Hanson: Please Explain! Available to view at SBS On Demand now.

Or watch it right here:

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