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Pauline Hanson eyes looming QLD by-election

Pauline Hanson eyes looming QLD by-election

‘Once bitten twice shy’ will be in the mind of Ms Hanson.

Pauline Hanson yesterday backed calls for Queensland MP Susan Lamb to be referred to the High Court over her citizenship status, and declared One Nation was already preparing for a by-election in the Labor backbencher’s seat. Senator Hanson accused Labor of hypocrisy in pushing last year for Coalition and One Nation parliamentarians to face the High Court over dual citizenship while blocking any government referral of its own MPs and senators. She also signalled it would be unlikely One ­Nation would again preference Labor over a Coalition candidate if there was a by-election held in Ms Lamb’s outer Brisbane seat of Longman.

Source: News Corp

Pauline Hanson smells blood over Labor’s ‘dual-citizen seat’

One Nation directed its preferences against then sitting Liberal MP Wyatt Roy in the 2016 federal election, ensuring Ms Lamb — who had 35.3 per cent of the primary vote to Mr Roy’s 39 per cent — took the seat on the back of One Nation, which had 9.4 per cent of the vote.
“She has a case to answer and like the others it is a question that needs to be determined by the High Court,’’ Senator Hanson said. “There is no reason why she should be treated differently.’’
Ms Lamb remains a British citizen — a status she inherited automatically through her Scottish-born father — after failing to renounce before nominating as a candidate for the 2016 election.
The British government was unable to process Ms Lamb’s ­renunciation form because, Labor sources say, she could not obtain a copy of her parents’ marriage certificate from Queensland’s Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. A person must have written permission from a living parent or a death certificate to ­access the relevant marriage document. It is understood Ms Lamb is estranged from her mother, and her father is no longer alive.
Senator Hanson expects the matter to go to the High Court and said One Nation was preparing for a by-election, with “some interested candidates from the state election” and others being considered.
“We would want to win it but obviously we will have to decide what to do with our preferences.’’ She hinted that Ms Lamb’s and Labor’s attacks on One Nation didn’t help. “There is definitely a tick against her,’’ she said.

{ 11 comments… add one }
  • Muphin 12/01/2018, 7:48 am

    There are only two political parties that are worth voting for. PHON or Australian Conservatives.

    Labor !! Bill Shorten with his union thuggery and dishonest dealing plus an alleged rape to his name and a back stabber makes Labor un electable.

    Liberal !! Malcolm Turnbull is as dishonest as Bill Shorten, a professional liar, cheat and back stabber.

    Nationals !! Barnaby Joyce and Warren Truss conspired with Turnbull to oust Tony Abbott, that make the Nationals just as dishonest as Shorten and Turnbull.

    GO Pauline Hanson, clean out the swamp.

    • Aktosplatz 12/01/2018, 12:30 pm

      Spot On Muphin -my thoughts exactly.

      I have been voting for decent minor parties ( i.e.no Greens)since 2016 and will continue to do so.

      I have no respect or trust in the Coalition and/or Labor.

    • Neville 12/01/2018, 5:28 pm

      And even then one is stuck with the ‘pauline hanson’ in the party’s moniker – a sure sign of less-than-effective-political-competence. Like the Thick Xylophone Team.

  • Lorraine 12/01/2018, 8:43 am

    did any one really trust Bill Shorten that all Labor members had done the due process and were all dinky die Australians.
    Do you trust Labor . MSM gives Pauline Hansen hari kari as they do to Donald Trump.
    The world is very lucky to have Donald Trump.
    MSM is of the left the ABC is of the left .Go PHON and ACs, try and keep them honest

    • Lorraine 12/01/2018, 9:08 am

      The boy Wyatt Roy deserved to lose his seat, the little turncoat for Turnbull, I doubt he will run again , he turned out to be wasted space.

      • Tony W 12/01/2018, 9:15 am

        Lorraine, “Strawberry Fields Forever”…

      • Eliza 12/01/2018, 9:32 am

        Lorraine, the best thing about that back stabbing rat loosing his seat is that he wasn’t a pollie long enough to get lifetime super.

  • Ibbit 12/01/2018, 9:22 am

    Funny that – she has learnt to be a politician and that she has a backside.

  • Aktosplatz 12/01/2018, 10:45 am

    If Susan Lamb has British Citizenship,( and she would know) she should do the honourable thing and resign.

    I did say “honourable”.

    So like so many others in politics, there is no honour, and accordingly we shouldn’t vote for them.

    Sadly, most voters don’t think like that, which is precisely what Turnbull, Shorten, and Joyce rely on.

    • Zoltan 12/01/2018, 3:42 pm

      And if she doesn’t resign she should be sacked!

  • Graham 12/01/2018, 12:16 pm

    Shorten said the Labour vetting processes were 100% accurate. Another lie from a congenital liar.

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