'We have problems but you've actually got to discuss it and debate the issue. Why we have these terrorist attacks in this country. Why is it happening around the world? Why is it happening in many places?'
Kochie replied that Australian extremists may be 'egged on by your comments, by your anti-Muslim comments'.
'(Things like) “they don't deserve to be here”, “they will take over our country”. Can you understand how that empowers a white supremacist ... into seeing it as a call to arms?'
While Hanson diverted the discussion to events overseas, she was soon taken to task by Derryn Hinch for her past support of former One Nation representative Senator Fraser Anning, who had issued a press release after the massacre appearing to blame Muslim immigration for the atrocity.
He has since suffered a massive backlash and was egged by a teenage protester, in scenes that have gone viral around the world.
When Hanson was asked if she’d endorsed him in the past due to his extreme views, which were dubbed by Hinch as white supremacist, she lashed out, claiming she didn't know what he believed.
'For you to say that is absolutely disgusting,' she claimed. 'No, I didn't pick him because of that.'
It remains to be seen if Hanson will continue to be a guest on Sunrise.