Pauline Hanson to return to One NationOn 01/31/2019 by admin
Pauline Hanson wants to lead One Nation again.
The Queenslander has confirmed she will return to her former party seeking to change the name to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation.
“People want an honest voice they want to know what’s going on,” she has told the Seven Network.
Ms Hanson was voted in as leader by the party’s state executive about three weeks ago and will seek acceptance from the party’s members at a special general meeting on November 29.
“It looks like it will happen,” she said on Wednesday.
She’ll also be aiming for a seat in federal parliament, she confirmed.
The decision to return to politics, she says, was prompted by her disillusionment with current politicians.
“I’m very disillusioned, that’s why I’ve decided to get back into it to lead the party,” the former One Nation leader said.
“I see nothing changing.
“I thought that maybe Clive Palmer the PUP party, would be the answer – I don’t think he is.”
Ms Hanson revealed her children were worried about her return to politics, but she said no one else was standing up for Australia.
“I have to give it a last shot,” she said.
Ms Hanson said she was approached by the One Nation executive to return as leader, but her condition was that the party name would change to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation.
“This is nothing to do with an ego, I have no ego,” she said.
“But I think that people relate to me.
“I’ve learnt a lot … I’m not going to see this party destroyed.”
Unlike the past, where she felt pressured into making decisions, Ms Hanson said this time she would be in control.
“Then I can look in the mirror and say, if I don’t succeed it’ll be me, my fault,” she said.
“But no one’s going to pull my strings, no one’s going to tell me what to say.”
The party plans to stand candidates for the Queensland state election.
“We’re delighted,” the party’s Queensland director Ian Nelson told AAP.
“It was voted on by our executive in an unanimous vote a couple of weeks ago and now our members will have their day.”
That meeting will be held at the Caboolture Golf Club on November 29.
“We’ve not had one single vote that’s been negative,” Mr Nelson said.
Ms Hanson later told Fairfax radio she would stand as a candidate at the Queensland election, but would not be taking on Premier Campbell Newman in his seat of Ashgrove.
“At this stage I’m not going to disclose which seat it may be but I will disclose it before Christmas,” she said.
Asked if it would be Ashgrove, she replied: “No.”
She nominated foreign ownership of Australian farms as one of the key issues the rebranded party would campaign on.
She also said health and education services must be restored, and backed the Abbott government’s polices on asylum seekers.
Ms Hanson praised the government’s announcement that Australia will no longer accept asylum seekers who apply for resettlement after July 1 through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees office in Indonesia.
There was plenty of evidence that many asylum seekers wanting to come to Australia were economic migrants seeking a different life, she said.