News

Hanson's stand against Muslims, mosques sees poll rise

Pauline Hanson... climbing in the polls.
Pauline Hanson... climbing in the polls.

PAULINE Hanson's influence in Australian politics is likely to grow even stronger with new polls showing her One Nation party has quadrupled its primary vote to the federal election in July.

According to a Newspoll published in The Australian, One Nation's support as reached 10% in Queensland.

It's little wonder that LNP MPs, including Steve Dickson on the Sunshine Coast, have been openly wooing the support of outspoken critic of Muslims, mosques, halal certification, and foreign ownership of Australian farmland.

The poll shows One Nation's support is now at 6% nationwide, up from 1.3% four months ago.

In New South Wales, the poll shows a boost from 0.6% to 6%.

Pauline Hanson's support has come at the expense of the Coalition, other minor parties and independents.

Treasurer Scott Morrison told 2GB radio it was hard for a government to maintain support.

"People are feeling anxious about (sluggish post-GFC economic growth). They feel anxious about trade, they feel anxious about foreign investment and they feel anxious about immigration," he said.

Conservative senator Cory Bernardi recently urged his party to adopt similar policies to One Nation.

But added the LNP should do so "with a bit more nuance and maybe a little bit more delicacy".

One Nation had four senators elected in July, including Ms Hanson and Malcolm Roberts in Queensland, Brian Burston in NSW and Rodney Culleton in Western Australia.

On Monday, Derryn Hinch congratulated Ms Hanson on the new poll.

"One Nation has gone up in the polls so you have to congratulate Pauline for that," Senator Hinch told Sunrise.

Topics:  editors picks halal certification muslim pauline hanson



Vigilance required for tick season

Paralysis ticks are the biggest threat to pets

Tick season is upon us again, though did it ever leave?

Joy takes on top job

FIRST LADY: New president of Maclean Services Club Joy De Roos with CEO Sharon Shankland.

JOY De Roos has made history at the Maclean Services Club

Crunch time for healthy eating at schools

CHOMPERS: Students from South Grafton Public School join the biggest crunch event with some apples and carrots.

South Grafton Public chomps down for good cause

Local Partners