"There's no definition of an Aboriginal..."
That's according to Pauline Hanson, the One Nation leader who said that in an interview on Sky News with Andrew Bolt.
"If you marry an Aboriginal you can be classified (as one), or if the community or the elders accept you into that community you can be defined as an Aboriginal," Ms Hanson said on Monday night.
"That's not good enough because then if you make a comment about it, well what are you? Are you an Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal?"
Senator Hanson made the remarks while defending calls for changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.
The firebrand senator says she had previously raised issues about "equality" over the years about the definition of 'Aboriginal'.
She believes people have become increasingly precious but it should be up to the public to judge controversial comments, including from her or Indigenous leader Noel Pearson.
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