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Pauline Hanson's NBN will help you pwn n00bs

For all the Aussie kids out there getting owned over slow internet, Senator Hanson is here to help.


Senator Pauline Hanson wants to fix your internet.

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Foreign-owned farmland, "indiscriminate immigration" -- now you can add foreign gamers to the list of things Pauline Hanson finds unacceptable.

After landing a seat on the government's Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network, Senator Hanson is getting stuck into the job of improving Australia's connection speeds, and she's calling on Australians to share their internet horror stories for inspiration.

Top of the agenda? Those n00bs from overseas pwning kids outside the big cities because of poor internet speeds.

"Kids from the bush tell me because their speeds are so bad they keep getting beaten by gamers from overseas -- Unacceptable," she wrote on Twitter.

While kids in the bush are also undoubtedly missing out on education and employment opportunities as well as sweet headshots, Ms. Hanson makes a valid point. And it's one she also plans on making in Canberra.

"Our small businesses, our schools, our everyday Australians rely on a decent service to provide internet to them, so they can work the businesses, schools, everything," she said in a video posted on her Facebook page.

"The NBN is going to cost us in excess of AU$50 billion...and yet we are going to take such a long time to roll it out, it's not working in areas, the up speed is just hopeless."

Senator Hanson says she will take the questions of everyday Australians to Parliament to fight for better internet. Her specific plans for how to roll out a national broadband network in less time, for less money and with better "up speeds," are not clear at this stage.

Somewhat confusingly, she says she plans on "making superseded, higher speed technologies known to the government and Committee. These are technologies I've seen in practice right here in Australia."

Copper? Fibre? Some kind of multi-technology mix? We can only wait and see...