About Pauline Hanson
Pauline Hanson (nee Seccombe) was born in Brisbane 1954. Pauline has 4 children and 2 grandchildren. Her first husband was a Polish refugee who migrated to Australia with his mother in the early 50s. In 1978, Pauline and her second husband Mark, started their own plumbing business, employing apprentices and tradesmen, until her divorce in 1987. That same year she bought a small takeaway business, which she ran for 10 years until 1997. She was also a small cattle producer. In 1994 Pauline entered politics for the first time and was elected as a councillor for the Ipswich City Council until 1995.
In August 1995 she joined the Liberal Party and was endorsed as the candidate for the Federal seat of Oxley in November. Pauline was calling for equality for all Australians and in doing so was labelled racist. On February 14 1996 by instruction from John Howard, she was dis-endorsed. Pauline contested the election on March 2 as an Independent; winning her seat with the biggest swing in the nation. Pauline Hanson’s election to Parliament gave her the title of the first Independent woman to hold a seat in the House of Representatives. It was not an easy time for her but she continued to speak out for Australians on topics that were seen as taboo by the major political parties. As a member of Parliament, she informed Australians of hidden agendas and treaties that were not in Australia’s best interests and were going to be signed behind closed doors. Pauline was a member of the Federal Parliament from 1996 until October 1998.
In 1998, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation won 11 seats when it contested the Queensland state election. The major political parties saw her as a threat and in a bid to stop One Nation winning seats, changed the voting system to preferential voting just prior to the 1998 federal election.
In July 2006, The Bulletin named Pauline one of the most influential Australians.
Today, the party she founded in 1997, is now called Pauline Hanson’s One Nation. Recently Pauline re-joined the party as leader and National Chairman. In the 2016 Federal Election Pauline Hanson was elected to the Australian Senate as a Senator for Queensland serving a full six year period. Senator Pauline Hanson is the Federal Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation in the Australian Senate.
Since being elected as the Senator for Queensland, Pauline Hanson has achieved the following for Queenslanders and Australians:
- Stopped the compulsory farming land acquisition in Central Queensland
- Vocal about Immigration issues that matter to hard-working Australians including stronger citizenship testing for potential migrants wishing to call Australia home
- Exposed the large salaries of senior bureaucrats including Australia Post
- Stood up for Farmer’s property rights
- Continues to stand up for hard-working Australians, small business and pensioners doing it tough with rising electricity prices.
Senator Pauline Hanson and her One Nation Team will continue to put people before politics and fight for Australia and its citizens.