Growing Support For One Nation In SA As Pauline Launches Water Policy

One Nation will restore balance to water reform in the Murray Darling Basin and get critical water security projects back on the national agenda following Pauline Hanson’s launch of the party’s Federal water policy on the weekend.

Visiting the River Murray at Paringa during her trip to South Australia last week, Pauline said One Nation would reverse changes made last year by Labor and the Greens to the Water Act and the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

“Labor and the Greens have threatened regional communities in the Basin with their changes, which have not only eliminated the cap on water buybacks but expanded their scope far beyond what was originally intended,” she said. “We know what buybacks have done to irrigation communities in the Basin. The impact has been devastating in terms of job losses, closed businesses and loss of services like banking and schools.

“Instead of buybacks which destroy river communities, we support infrastructure upgrades which conserve water and represent long-term investments in the sustainability of river communities. We believe all avenues of water recovery should be explored and exhausted before buybacks.”

Senator Hanson later spoke with a group of Riverland irrigators who applauded One Nation’s policy – in particular, restrictions on foreign ownership of water, and restrictions on water trading among entities with no land to use it on.

It was the final leg of a visit to South Australia by both Pauline and Senator Malcolm Roberts, the highlight of which was a One Nation rally at the Adelaide Convention Centre with 500 supporters. One Nation’s local South Australian member of parliament, Sarah Game, was also a headline speaker with our two Senators.

Sarah’s commonsense legislation and initiatives are attracting attention and support for the party in South Australia, and it was very evident at the rally on Friday night there is a strong mood for change in a state which has had a Labor government for almost 40 years of the past 52 – thanks in part to a weak and infighting Liberal Party.

As Pauline told local radio station 5AA on Friday, One Nation will be building on this growing support and running candidates in every seat at the next South Australian state election in March 2026.