One of Australia’s new senators has said climate change is a global conspiracy created by bankers seeking to establish a worldwide government.
Malcolm Roberts won a Queensland Senate seat as member of the anti-immigration One Nation party in recent elections.
He says the United Nations is using climate change to lay the foundations for an unelected global government.
His previous writing indicates that he believes a shadowy cabal of bankers is controlling world affairs.
One Nation is led by Pauline Hanson, who during the 1990s was a controversial figure in Australian politics for her views on immigration and Indigenous Australians.
The party won four seats in Australia’s Senate during the election, making it the fourth-largest voting bloc in the upper house.
He called for an investigation into Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) over its handling of climate change science.
When asked if he still believed the UN was trying to impose a worldwide government through climate change policy, Mr Roberts answered: “Definitely”.