One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has retained her seat in the Senate for a second consecutive term, pledging to hold the new Albanese government to account and work constructively to ensure it puts Australia and Australians first.
Senator Hanson thanked voters in Queensland for supporting her bid to represent them for another term.
“It has been a considerable challenge for One Nation to field more than 160 candidates in lower and upper house seats across Australia,” she said. “It would not have been possible without the great support from our members, supporters and volunteers.
“I thank Queenslanders for entrusting me to continue to represent them in Canberra, and I thank all those Australians who supported our party and lifted our national vote.
“I also congratulate Mr Albanese on Labor’s win. I’ve said in the past he probably wouldn’t make a good Prime Minister however I sincerely hope he proves me wrong.
“Australians need representation which puts them and their country first more than ever. The costs of living are skyrocketing. We have an energy crisis created by the major parties that One Nation has been warning about for many years. We’re in the middle of a housing crisis. We have significant security challenges. We have a new government seemingly all too ready and willing to sacrifice the Australian economy and countless Australian jobs on the altar of climate change.
“We need urgent reform to ensure multinationals operating in Australia pay their fair share of tax – I acknowledge and welcome Mr Albanese’s commitment to achieve this. We need to lower immigration to reduce demand for housing and catch up with our trailing infrastructure. We need more reform in our family law and child support systems. We need a Royal Commission into the management of the COVID-19 pandemic by Australian governments.
“One Nation will pursue these objectives in the interests of Australia and Australians. I look forward to the resumption of Parliament and getting to work.”