Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Party Games 38/55 Pauline Hanson's One Nation

Pauline Hanson's One Nation was the prototype of the right wing populist party. Be it concerns about foreigners, protectionist trade stances, opposition to Islam, buying into UN conspiracy theories, denial of climate change, they were there first. This time around Pauline Hanson herself is running for the senate in Queensland, and with the double dissolution, this looks like her best chance in a while to get back into parliament.

There doesn't appear to be any changes in policy since last election

Finally, they don't seem to have quite understood the new senate voting rules, and are giving incorrect information on their how to vote page. They have mistaken the section that says what a voter should do when voting (subsections 239(1-3) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act) with the section that says if you don't stuff up voting too badly we'll still count it as much as we can (subsections 268A and 269(1)). This seems like the sort of mistake a political party shouldn't be making.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is bizarre. They seem to think it is some kind of sinister conspiracy that the AEC is saying to vote 1-6 when really you only have to Vote [1]...

I guess i shouldn't complain is a bunch of right wing nutjobs are committed to ensuring all their votes exhaust and end up going nowhere if Pauline doesn't get a quote off primary votes in her own right.

If i try to add logic to the argument, maybe it shows that One Nation really just wants the 4% primary vote to score teh cash rather than effect and actual electoral outcome? Who knows.