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A loud-mouthed baby boomer currently travelling through the Outback has shocked nearby travellers by showing very little interest in the cultural significance of the sacred Aboriginal sites along the way.
This is an uncommon trait for grey nomad travellers, who are well-known for their keen interest in the 60,000-year-old Indigenous communities they pass through while ticking of their bucket-list of roadside hotels and Pro Hart galleries.
In Australian vernacular, a ‘grey nomad’ is described retired person who travels independently and for an extended period within their own country, particularly in a caravan or motor home. However, in the case of One Nation leader Pauline Hanson – the vehicle of choice is private jet paid for by white supremacist business identities from Melbourne.
Hanson is under fire for planning to scale Uluru as part of her campaign to keep the site open for climbing, because that’s the absolute number one concern of her rural working class voter base.
Uluru is considered sacred by the traditional owners, the Anangu Aboriginal people, and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park will close the climbing route in October .
However, Hanson is not interested in the local mobs requests for tourists to stop climbing Uluru – stating the rock belongs as much to her as a former Ipswich fish and chip shop owner – as it does to the families that have lived next to it for sixty millenniums.
“This is poi soi gone mad” said Hanson.
“If we can’t climb the rock, then the feminist Islams win”
At time of press, Hanson was seen stealing a roll of loo paper from a public toilet, in true grey nomad fashion.