State Granville MP Julia Finn has defended her electorate following controversial comments from federal senator Pauline Hanson.
In her first speech since returning to the senate, Hanson called for stopping further Muslim immigration and to ban the burqa.
More than 50 per cent of Granville constituents were born in a non-English speaking country while 75 per cent have at least one parent born overseas.
Almost 10 per cent are Hindus and a further 10 per cent are Muslims.
“Twenty years ago Pauline Hanson claimed that we were in danger of being swamped by Asians and now she thinks we are in danger of being swamped by Muslims,” Ms Finn said.
“She is as wrong now as she was then. I am proud to represent one of the most culturally diverse electorates in NSW Parliament. It is a great place and I love it”