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Brian Burston

Brian Burston Australian politician

Australian politician
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Intro Australian politician
Countries Australia
Occupations Politician Boilermaker Draftsperson
Type Engineering Politics
Gender male
Birth 25 February 1948 (Cessnock, City of Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia)
Star sign PiscesPisces
Politics One Nation
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Brian Burston (born 25 February 1948) is a Pauline Hanson's One Nation party member of the Australian Senate representing New South Wales. He was elected at the 2016 election. Burston was born and grew up in Cessnock in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. He started an apprenticeship as a boilermaker with BHP at age 15. He has taught at TAFE NSW, trained TAFE teachers at Newcastle University then run a small business as a draftsman. He has been a councillor on Cessnock City Council. He married at age 22, had three children and later divorced. He married his second wife, a teacher named Rosie, in 2008. Their home overlooks Lake Macquarie. Burston was a member of Pauline Hanson's One Nation from closely after its inception. He was a former National Director of One Nation, serving alongside David Ettridge. In concert with the overthrow and imprisonment of Pauline Hanson, Burston left Pauline Hanson's One Nation and joined One Nation NSW, a spliter group of Pauline Hanson's One Nation, founded and led by David Oldfield. After Oldfield abandoned One Nation NSW, Burston rejoined Pauline Hanson's One Nation. After Burston was elected a member of the Australian Senate, he was subsequently given the position of Party Whip. In his maiden speech to parliament, Burston warned that large-scale immigration was undermining social cohesion, placing pressure on infrastructure and housing affordability and increasing crime in Australia. He also criticised "aggressive multiculturalism", stating: It seems that every group pride is promoted in the media and schools except for ours, the nation’s. The ABC long ago abandoned any semblance of patriotism, or even balance. Other taxpayer-funded media – SBS and NITV – serve immigrants and indigenous Australians. The national flag is often ignored or dishonoured in schools, while multiculturalism and indigenous issues are now part of the curriculum. The majority of students are not supported in their Anglo-Australian identity, but are made to feel guilty for supposed historical injustices committed by their ancestors.

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