"(But) when it says Advance Australia Fair, it means advance the white people", the girl student told CNN-affiliate Nine News.
According to the Courier-Mail newspaper, the school told the girl that she had to stand or leave the building.
The college has offered Harper to traipse away the college corridor while the anthem is being carried out.But the defiant pupil has refused to elevate out so, to do her level.In a blistering tweet, Opposition MP Jarrod Bleijie slammed Harper as a "brat".The college has offered Harper to traipse away the college corridor while the anthem is being carried out.
Harper, who is in Year Four, claimed she was put in detention and threatened with suspension after refusing to stand and sing Australia's anthem at Kenmore South State School in Brisbane, Queensland. (9)"Converse colleges teach out certain requirements of behaviour that they question from their college students in their to blame behaviour thought for varsity students", a spokesperson said.
She added: "I just imagine what it would feel like for all of your friends to be singing the anthem if you were an indigenous person, that makes me determined to keep going".
She disrespected the troops, one lawmaker said.
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But others have been less supportive, including Queensland Senator Pauline Hanson who labeled the schoolgirl a "brat" who needs "a good kick up the backside".
"This kid is headed down the wrong path ... take her out of the school".
The Australian schoolgirl who refused to stand during the singing of the national anthem at assembly out of respect for the Indigenous population is receiving worldwide applause and global media attention.
"The schools have rules, I'm exasperated by this this morning so if you don't like that as a parent, if you don't like that your child will have to stand for the anthem then go somewhere else".
The nine-year-old's parents have been accused of using the Year 4 student as a "political pawn" after her silent protest.
"When it says "we are young" it completely disregards the Indigenous Australians who were here before us for over 50,000 years", she said.More news: Cuomo holds 41-point lead over Nixon in NY
"I'm angry about this".
"Rosa Parks refused to go to the back of the bus and Martin Luther King said "when that woman sat down I stood up", he said.
The department denied earlier reports that Harper faced suspension or expulsion for her protest.
Harper has the support of her "proud" dad Mark.
"We were surprised behavior such as a passive nonparticipation might be considered in the same realm as something like bringing a knife to school or being violent toward others", Miller said.
Harper's father Mark Nielsen, who is an associate professor at the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland, told ABC Radio his daughter had shown "incredible bravery".More news: Liverpool receive boost as Tottenham boss reveals duo are out injured