Pauline Hanson calls girl 'brat' who doesn't stand for national anthem

Harper Nielsen refused to stand for the anthem

The Division of Education has denied that a 9-year-old fundamental college pupil used to be ever threatened with suspension for refusing to face for the national anthem.Harper Nielsen, who spoke exclusively to Channel 9 on the present time, said she believed the anthem is disrespectful to indigenous Australians."I'm no longer any individual who appropriate obliges by the foundations of older folks appropriate due to they're older", Harper told 9NEWS.In her most productive television interview, Harper Nielsen told 9NEWS she believed the anthem is disrespectful to indigenous Australians.

Harper said she had chosen to take a public stand on the issue at her school "because I feel that this is the right thing to do and it will help raise awareness for the issue".

Harper was given detention last week as a result of her defiance but the punishment has not seemed to phase her.

It all started when Brisbane grade-schooler Harper Nielsen refused to stand for the singing of the Australian national anthem, "Advance Australia Fair", the Aussie news site News.com.aureported Wednesday. This is divisive. I'm proud of the national anthem.

But the defiant student has refused to do so, to make her point.

"I tell you what, I'd give her a kick up the backside", she said in a video on Facebook.

"I think she's a very fearless young person who is really showing what you can achieve by taking a stand in something that you believe is right", he said.

The politician said the nine-year-old should be suspended if she continued to sit during the anthem.

Australia's One Nation leader Senator Pauline Hanson and her party have often been accused of racism and Islamophobia.

'This kid is headed down the wrong path and I blame the parents for it, for encouraging this.

Harper Nielsen has become a target of nationwide condemnation from lawmakers for remaining seated during the Australian national anthem.

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After her story made headlines, Kawana MP Jarrod Bleijie tweeted that Harper was a "brat" and her parents were using the Year 4 students as a "political pawn".

Shock jock Alan Jones and controversial commentator Mark Latham said Harper was "defying the school".

But Brisbane Aboriginal elder Sam Watson told the ABC Harper and her parents should be congratulated.

"I'm angry about this".

"When it says "we are young" it completely disregards the Indigenous Australians who were here before us for over 50,000 years", she said.

The incident and remarks drew criticism from politicians, including former prime minister Tony Abbott, who suggested it signals "good manners" to stand while the anthem plays.

He posted on Twitter: "Refusing to stand disrespects our country and our veterans".

Mark Nielsen, Harper's father, told Nine News his daughter was "very fearless", adding he had met with the school's principal but no agreement had been reached.

Should children be punished for this sort of behaviour?

Though schools were expected to sing it, it was never compulsory, and even the federal government's own protocols do not say it is mandatory to stand for the anthem.

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