Federal Election 2019: Meet Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

Summary

Website: https://www.onenation.org.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OneNationParty/
Previous names: One Nation
Slogans:
We’ve got the guts to say what you’re thinking.
Themes: Right wing nationalism, populism, xenophobia.  A bit too cosy with the gun lobby.  Convinced climate change is a hoax.  Hate the UN.
Electorate:
Upper House: NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Lower House: Nearly everywhere in QLD and WA, handful in TAS, VIC, NSW and SA
Preferences: One Nation preferences the Liberal Democrats and the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers in their top four in every state.  Better Families are in their top two wherever they are running, and the Christian Democrats and the Australian Christians are also in the top five wherever they are running.  Rise Up Australia is first in VIC and 6th in QLD.  Katter’s Australian Party is, unsurprisingly, first in QLD.  The Australian Conservatives are 6th in both TAS and SA, Sustainable Australia appears three times, suggesting that One Nation, at least, views them as racist, and the Seniors Party, WA Party and the CEC each make guest appearances.  Interestingly, the Nationals appear on their ticket only twice, suggesting that the Nationals’ fabled alignment with One Nation is not felt from the other side of that equation.

Essentially, we have an emphasis here on guns and the sort of Freedom of Speech that involves being as offensive as possible.  They like right-wing Christian parties, and clearly don’t have a lot of respect for women (I am shocked, shocked I tell you).  And they are not afraid to embrace the crazy.

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