Deputy Opposition leader Tanya Plibersek
Deputy Opposition leader Tanya Plibersek Kate Czerny

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DEPUTY Opposition Leader, Tanya Plibersek called out Pauline Hanson via Facebook today, questioning the Liberal party's claims Pauline Hanson has "changed".

The Shadow Minister for Women shared a The Morning Bulletin story written in June last year which reported on comments made by Ms Hanson that many woman make "frivolous" domestic abuse claims against their partners, sometimes "...because they're told 'I don't like the colour of your dress'".

In the accompanying post, Ms Plibersek wrote "The Liberals claims that Pauline Hanson has changed. What do they have to say about these comments?".

The post was shared almost 200 times and received well over 300 comments, the majority slamming Ms Hanson's stance on domestic violence - with some even comparing her to Donald Trump.

Some commenters however, agreed with Ms Hanson's views and shared their own stories of false domestic violence claims made against them.

Around the time Ms Hanson made the comments in question, she opened up to Sky News about her own experience with domestic violence in the 80s.

She told reporter Paul Murray an ex-partner had made threats against her and his life when she tried to leave him.



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