Female MPs Targeted With 'It's Ok To Be White' Posters
Egyptian-born MP Anne Aly has had her electorate office plastered with "white supremacist and neo-Nazi slogans", with multiple posters bearing the phrase "It's OK to be white".
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young also reported being targeted with the same type of posters.
The phrase was at the centre of a racism row in federal parliament last month, when One Nation leader Pauline Hanson introduced a motion asking the Senate to back the sentiment.
It was narrowly defeated in the chamber, but not before members of the Coalition lined up to vote for the motion. The decision was later put down to both an "administrative process failure" as well as being misinterpreted by a government staffer.
The motion was criticised because of its connections to alt-right and white supremacist groups, and has been echoed by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.
Both Aly and Hanson-Young had spoken against the One Nation motion in October.
Aly, a Labor MP representing the West Australian seat of Cowan, said on Thursday the front of her electorate office had been covered with posters bearing the phrase.
"It’s okay to be you, whoever you are; but this racial intimidation and harassment is not okay," she wrote.
Aly told Fairfax that a poster with the phrase had also been mailed to her office.
Greens senator Hanson-Young also said a poster bearing the same phrase -- which appears to be written in the same font as those on Aly's office -- was affixed outside her office in Adelaide.
“This white supremacist slogan has no place in Adelaide and no place in 2018,” she told 10 daily.
"Pauline Hanson’s cheer squad spreading this white supremacist slogan in Adelaide is a direct attack on our welcoming, multicultural community."
Hanson-Young said the posters had appeared in other areas of Adelaide overnight, and that she had reported them to police.
"The person who put these signs up should be ashamed of themselves," she said.
"It is good to see many of these signs have been ripped down by decent people who will not stand for this divisive language being used in our streets."