A scathing anti-Asian speech by controversial independent MP Pauline Hanson has been greeted with outrage. Ms Hanson addressed parliament on Tuesday, calling for Australia's immigration policy to be reviewed and multi-cultural policies abolished because she feared the country was 'in danger of being swamped by Asians'. 'They have their own culture and religion, form ghettoes and do not assimilate,' she said. Her speech was swiftly dismissed by Angela Chan, chairman of the Ethnic Communities Council of New South Wales, the state with Australia's greatest concentration of Asian migrants. 'We don't need more women in politics, we need more good woman in politics, and unfortunately Pauline Hanson has really extreme views,' Ms Chan said. 'I don't think she represents the people of Australia.' Catherine Chung, head of the Australian Chinese Community Association, also condemned the speech. 'People may harbour [anti-Asian] views, but Pauline Hanson's speech is more attention-seeking than anything else,' she said. A spokesman for Minister for Immigration Philip Ruddock said: 'She was saying Australia should abolish multi-culturalism: well, Australia is a multi-cultural society and has been for a long time. The Government has made clear its continued support for multi-cultural policies.' During the rest of her maiden speech to parliament, Ms Hanson called for Australia's membership of the United Nations to be reviewed, and said that the Government should immediately suspend all foreign aid. She also attacked Aborigines, saying: 'I am fed up with being told 'this is our land'. Well, where the hell do I go? 'I was born here, and so were my parents and children . . . I draw the line when told I must pay and continue paying for something that happened over 200 years ago.'