Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

One Nation

Formed by a disendorsed Liberal Party candidate, Pauline Hanson, who was elected to federal parliament in 1996, One Nation rose to prominence in Queensland in the 1998 state election when it won 11 seats in parliament.

It followed this by winning a Queensland Senate seat in the 1998 federal election and polling 8.43% of the primary vote in the House of Representatives, making it the third largest party in terms of voter support at that time.

The party quickly went into decline amid internal bickering, lost its parliamentary representation in Queensland, and faced ongoing court battles over electoral funding. The party was routed in 2001, polling 4.35% of the primary vote, many of its supporters returning to the coalition parties.

Origins

Policies

Satire

Official Web Sites

Audio

  • Backdoor Man

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  • ‘Please explain’ – the famous remark on 60 Minutes (October 20, 1996)

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  • ‘If You Are Seeing Me Now…’ – the recorded television statement to be shown in the event of Hanson’s murder

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