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One Nation defies polls, celebrates return to form

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party was celebrating a return to form as the party defied polls pointing to declining support and emerged from the election with a chance of increased Senate representation.

While One Nation had not secured any lower house seats at last count, the party commanded impressive support of between 13 and 22 percent in Queensland electorates such as Dawson, Capricornia, Flynn, Blair, Maranoa, Hinkler, Wright, Longman, Groom and the seats of Hunter and Paterson in New South Wales.

Read: Hunter delivers two-fingered salute to Labor’s energy plan, via One Nation

With the count in the House of Representatives still continuing Monday, One Nation had notched 3% of the national vote. This represents a more than doubling of One Nation’s vote in the 2016 Federal Election (1.29%) which saw the party burst back onto the political scene.

Although commentators highlight that Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party achieved a similar figure by standing 151 candidates across the country, this comparison doesn’t account for the fact that One Nation stood candidates in only 59 of the 151 House of Representatives divisions.

As of late Monday with 75% of the vote counted, One Nation had achieved an average 7.8% of the vote in areas it stood candidates.

Counting for the Senate is expected to continue for a number of weeks. The party’s best chance at increased representation is Malcolm Roberts for Queensland Senate who sits on 9.8% of the vote with just over 40% of Senate ballot papers counted. This places the party in a very strong position but fighting a scattered field of preference flows to achieve the 14.3% needed to secure Mr. Roberts’ return to Parliament.

ELECTION UPDATEThe focus of the vote counting is still in the Lower House to confirm whether the LNP will form a…

Posted by Malcolm Roberts – Pauline Hanson's One Nation on Sunday, May 19, 2019

New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia Senate races continue with One Nation in smaller primary positions and having to rely on very large preference flows in the coming weeks’ counting to secure more seats.

The hope of increased One Nation Senate representation comes even in spite of a much harder, non-double dissolution election.

This year’s half-Senate election (where the quota for a Senate position has increased from 7.7%(2016) to 14.3%(2019)) has wiped out minor parties such as Fraser Anning’s Conservative Nationals, United Australia Party and Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party. Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservative’s have been unable to secure additional Senate positions.

Only time will tell the exact results in the Senate and while the party won’t be, “doing a Bill Shorten,” and counting its chickens before they hatch, it thanks all of its supporters, candidates and tireless volunteers that have helped increase the vote across the country in a resounding success.

The result shows Pauline Hanson’s One Nation is here to stay as a driving force in Australia politics and getting the country back on track.

 

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You own your preferences

Every election, the Liberal party will say that One Nation preferences the Labor party and the Labor party will say that One Nation preferences the Liberals.Its all a big party trick to confuse voters.One Nation does not control which party your vote flows to. If you vote 1 for One Nation, we can't decide who your vote gets handed to if our candidate is knocked out.If you vote 1 for One Nation and our candidate gets knocked out, your vote will only flow to the candidate YOU marked 2 on the ballot paper. Any party's how to vote card is only a recommendation.Don't buy into the big party lies and confusion. You own your vote and a vote for One Nation is a vote for One Nation, its as simple as that.#preferences #onenation #paulinehanson #longman #election #auspolAuthorised by M Pucci for Pauline Hanson's One Nation 2/38 Hudson Road Albion 4010

Posted by Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on Monday, July 16, 2018

The Truth About One Nation Preferences

Not many people know how preferences work and believe if they vote 1 for One Nation, the party will decide where that vote goes if the candidate isn’t elected. Preferences are unavoidable because voters must number every box on a ballot paper, but the political parties cannot dictate where your vote goes.

THE MOST IMPORTANT MESSAGE IS – YOU OWN YOUR OWN PREFERENCES.

Share this post with as many people as you can to ensure they understand that political parties don’t own the preferences. How to vote cards are only a recommendation, your vote will only go where you mark your numbers on the ballot paper.

While many people don’t realise they own their preferences, we believe preferences should be abolished altogether.

What do you think about preference voting? Did you know you owned your preferences and not the political party? Do you agree with One Nation’s plan to abolish preferences?

 

Pauline Hanson gets fired up over politican pay outs

Sorry in advance for getting so fired up but the thought of Julie Bishop walking away and pocketing a political pension of $200,000 plus makes my blood boil!One Nation has consistently fought for a freeze on politicians pay but every other political party, including Derry Hinch, has voted against us! Politicians should be leading by example. We have pensioners unable to pay their bills to keep the lights on yet politicians keep giving themselves fat pay rises, it is no surprise Aussies think most politicians are parasites.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Sunday, March 3, 2019

Pauline gets fired up over $200,000 pension for Julie Bishop

Sorry in advance for getting so fired up but the thought of Julie Bishop walking away and pocketing a political pension of $200,000 plus makes my blood boil!

One Nation has consistently fought for a freeze on politicians pay but every other political party, including Derry Hinch, has voted against us! Politicians should be leading by example.

We have pensioners unable to pay their bills to keep the lights on yet politicians keep giving themselves fat pay rises, it is no surprise Aussies think most politicians are parasites.

Pauline Hanson discusses electricity prices with Tasmanian senate candidate Matthew Stephen

I'm never one to sit on the fence when it comes to my politics, but I'm happy to do it on the farm. I'm here with Matthew Stephen for Tasmania - Pauline Hanson's One Nation, our Senate candidate.Electricity prices are killing business here in Australia, and I've long said the dairy industry is doing it tough enough without further increases to power under Labor and the Liberals. I've spoken to a number of businesses this week who've simply said they'll have to look at laying off staff if power costs keep going up.Sounds crazy, but it's true - higher electricity prices are killing jobs and family budgets.We must have a mix of renewables and coal-fired power. Don't let the major parties keep pulling the wool over your eyes when it comes to coal.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #Coal #Tasmania #Burnie #Smithton #Hobart #MatthewStephen

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Pauline on listening tour of Tasmania with Senate Candidate

I’m never one to sit on the fence when it comes to my politics, but I’m happy to do it on the farm. I’m here with Matthew Stephen for Tasmania – Pauline Hanson’s One Nation, our Senate candidate.

Electricity prices are killing business here in Australia, and I’ve long said the dairy industry is doing it tough enough without further increases to power under Labor and the Liberals.

I’ve spoken to a number of businesses this week who’ve simply said they’ll have to look at laying off staff if power costs keep going up.

Sounds crazy, but it’s true – higher electricity prices are killing jobs and family budgets.

We must have a mix of renewables and coal-fired power. Don’t let the major parties keep pulling the wool over your eyes when it comes to coal.

Pauline Hanson take a road trip across Tasmania to speak with locals

ON THE ROAD AGAIN 🎵After a great get together with locals at the Top of the Town Hotel last night in Burnie and a few early morning meetings today, we're on the road to Smithton.You'll catch Matthew Stephens and me at the Time Out Cafe at 1:00pm today if you'd like to come along and say g'day.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #MatthewStephen #Tasmania #Burnie #Smithton

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Monday, March 4, 2019

After a great get together with locals at the Top of the Town Hotel in Burnie and a few early morning meetings, we’re on the road to Smithton.

Barnaby Joyce admits the Liberal National Party is spineless

I was shocked to hear Barnaby Joyce admit the Liberal National party is spineless when it comes to allowing Milo and Tommy Robinson into Australia.#Auspol #OneNation #Hobart #TommyRobinson #Milo #PaulineHanson

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Milo Yiannopoulos denied entry – Free speech dead in Australia?

I was shocked to hear Barnaby Joyce admit the Liberal National party is spineless when it comes to allowing Milo and Tommy Robinson into Australia. Absolutely despicable! What happened to free speech in this country?

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Why is the Government helping Antifa silence Milo and Tommy Robinson? | Pauline Hanson on the Bolt Report

I know many of you are supporters of Tommy Robinson or Milo Yiannopoulos and have asked me to see if there is anything I can do to help them visit Australia.I can reveal that I have written to and spoken with Immigration Minister David Coleman about their cases.I first wrote to Minister Coleman a month ago and he assured me he would respond but it seems like the Government is too afraid to take a stand because now he is dodging me.I’m sad to say the Government is now acting as an arm of Antifa. Milo and Tommy have not called for violence. They have been the victims of violence. By refusing them entry into Australia this gutless Government is validating the left's use of violence to silence people. How pathetic!I will continue to see what I can do and will keep you updated if I learn more.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Monday, March 4, 2019

Many of you are supporters of Tommy Robinson or Milo Yiannopoulos and have asked me to see if there is anything I can do to help them visit Australia.

I can reveal that I have written to and spoken with Immigration Minister David Coleman about their cases.

I first wrote to Minister Coleman a month ago and he assured me he would respond but it seems like the Government is too afraid to take a stand because now he is dodging me.

I’m sad to say the Government is now acting as an arm of Antifa. Milo and Tommy have not called for violence. They have been the victims of violence. By refusing them entry into Australia this gutless Government is validating the left’s use of violence to silence people. How pathetic!

How water infrastructure can save the Murray-Darling Basin

There are two issues causing the majority of the problems we see with the Murray-Darling Basin, mismanagement and a lack of infrastructure.While Labor and Green politicians are saying we need to take more water out of the river system and flush it out to sea, One Nation is saying we need to build the infrastructure we need to make sure we have enough water for everyone.Let’s build the dams and other infrastructure we need to capture the water where it is abundant and see that it goes to the places that need it! You can read more about One Nation’s plan to protect Australians from droughts while helping keep our farmers and waterways prosperous and healthy here: www.onenation.org.au/policies/water-security/

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Monday, January 28, 2019

Use Water From The North To Save The Murray-Darling Basin

Australia’s water woes will be solved not by demonising our farmers and destroying our nation’s agricultural sector but by investing in water infrastructure and using human ingenuity to overcome adversity. Due to a total lack of vision from our major parties we are now seeing thousands of gigalitres of water from monsoonal rains flowing into the ocean off Northern Queensland, while the southern regions of Australia go without. People don’t realise but if we simply collected roughly one weeks’ worth of the water currently going to waste, flowing into the ocean, it would be enough to supply every irrigator in the Murray-Darling basin with water for a year. One Nation believes we need to undertake a comprehensive nation building project, known as the Hybrid Bradfield Scheme, to increase the water storage capacity of inland Australia, by building more dams and upgrading existing infrastructure, so that this additional water can be redirected towards the areas of Australia that need it the most. By implementing this Hybrid Bradfield Scheme we could drought proof many parts of Australia, help fix the water issues in the Murray Darling and offer new hydroelectricity projects for the country. At last costing, the Hybrid Bradfield Scheme was set at $9 billion dollars. This is a pittance when the long term benefits of such a program are brought into the equation. When you account for the amount of revenue that would be generated by the increased agricultural productivity and the additional power generated by the project, it would quickly pay for itself. It will also create much needed jobs and grow the populations of our rural and regional communities. It is time for people to accept our farmers are not the problem because they are more environmentally careful and more water efficient than at any other time in Australia’s history. They are part of the solution, not the problem and they need our support. One Nation will again be taking this proposal for a Hybrid Bradfield Scheme as a policy to the next election. We will deliver the nation building, water security infrastructure projects that this country is crying out for. The other parties can have all the bridges and tunnels they want but if we don’t have the water infrastructure required for our survival our nation will starve.

Video Transcript

Paul Murray:                         Let’s finish off here with the very serious situation of what’s happening in the Murray-Darling, where yet again another example of the huge collection of fish that have died. Now again, this is one of those touch points where if you spend three hours talking about it you can’t get across all elements of this issue. But in and of itself, again, the Greenies believe that it is anyone who uses water to take care of their properties, to make sure that they can have any form of produce that is ruining the rivers, whereas, the minister responsible for regional water, Niall Blair in New South Wales, well, he makes a fairly good point which is, it’s difficult to flush through river systems when no rain is falling at all. Niall Blair:                               There’s nothing that anyone has been able to point to, no scientists, no locals. No one has been able to point to anything else that could prevent something like this other than fresh water coming into the system, and we just don’t have that, and unfortunately with the weather conditions, the hot weather, and then the sudden drop in temperature, and the rain overnight, we’ve seen another fish kill today. Paul Murray:                         Now, Janine, I’m not pretending that what is happening isn’t terrible. It’s a terrible thing to see, but it does make fairly obvious logic here that for water management, you need more of it falling from the sky. Janine Perrett:                     Yes, I agree with that, but the word you said was management, it wasn’t just relying on God. There is management of this water system, and the question is, has there been mismanagement? Yes, you need water, but have they taken too much out? I don’t know, and I’m like maybe Pauline and some others who don’t want to believe the scientists. I’m happy to let the scientists from all sides get together. What I would love in this, is for once, this is a bipartisan issue. For goodness sake, can’t … Forget the Greens, because they’re out there. Why can’t Labour and Liberals get together, agree on a report, and at least say, it’s going to be somebody else’s problem on it? There has to be. We tried to do it with the Murray-Darling. It might prove to be simply a drought issue, but we need both sides to agree to look at it properly. Paul Murray:                         Well, Pauline, why do you think this is happening? Pauline Hanson:                  All right. You haven’t got enough water flowing through the system. What I’ve been pushing for is the Bradfield Scheme that comes from North Queensland, the Herbert, Tully, and the Burdekin Rivers, to actually direct it inland. Flood inland Queensland, flow down to the Murray-Darling, and run it through. What they’ve done, and I’ve been on three-day tour from bus from Victoria through New South Wales, to the mouth of the Murray-Darling, it has been mismanaged terribly, they’ve actually sold off the water. You’ve got international interests that are owning the water. Janine Perrett:                     Yes. Pauline Hanson:                  You’ve got an organisation, the Murray-Darling Management, has gone from 10 people up to over 300 people managing that. They’ve had the wetlands that they closed down in South Australia. There’s so much I can tell you about it. The wrong decisions that they’ve made. The Bradfield Scheme was priced. The last price they had was $9 billion, put that in, build the Bradfield Scheme. Water inland Queensland. Bring it from the Ord, water inland, Australia from the Ord Scheme as well, and bring water inland and flush out our river systems. That’s it. That’s what I’d be doing. Paul Murray:                         It’s interesting though, Richo, where as important as this issue is, I can feel a certain eye glaze that kicks over because we’ve heard debates in and around Murray-Darling for a bloody long time here. People like Tony Burke, even Malcolm Turnbull at one point in time have all had some form of involvement in all of this. Just on the specifics though, of what the New South Wales Minister’s saying, how credible is it to say, I think correctly, but what do you think? If it doesn’t rain, it’s hard to move water around? Graham R.:                             I agree. I don’t think there’s any magic wand you can wave over this, or silver bullet, or whatever, I just don’t think that that exists. I think the only solution is rain, and we’re just not getting any of that. It’s a terrible thing to watch, and I wish there was a fix, but I’ve not read of, or heard of a proper fix, so I’ll- Janine Perrett:                     Well, at least Pauline’s got an idea. We’ve got floods up in North Queensland, instead of wasting $10 billion on an inland rail, boondoggle, perhaps we could have an inland irrigation system. Graham R.:                             Turning rivers back the other way, is not as easy as it sounds. Paul Murray:                         The Field … Bradfield, I think- Janine Perrett:                     Would cost money. Paul Murray:                         ..that the Bradfield Scheme’s not going- Rowan:                                     But if Pauline’s- Graham R.:                             That might be viable. Rowan:                                     Pauline’s solution is putting forward … you’re using man’s ingenuity- Janine Perrett:                     Exactly. Rowan:                                     -to put more water into the river, rather than having, which the Greens and Labour, and the liberals unfortunately, are just trying to shuffle around the money, the water will be there. Can I just very quickly say, that I think the problem is the number of avocado farms to feed a lot the smashed avocado pate’s in the inner-city Green’s electorate, so … Paul Murray:                         Well, if that’s Aussie produce I’m more than happy. Pauline, thank you very much, along with Richo, Rowan and Janine. I’m looking forward to it again next week. Pauline Hanson:                  Well … Paul Murray:                         All right. I’ve got to go there, let’s take a- Pauline Hanson:                  Can I say, Paul? Paul Murray:                         Yeah, go for it Pauline, be quick. Pauline Hanson:                  I’ve got something for you. Paul Murray:                         Oh. Pauline Hanson:                  I’ve got something for you Paul, see that? Paul Murray:                         Yes. Pauline Hanson:                  And Richo, you can have one also, if you’d like to put it up at the watermark. Paul Murray:                         Excellent, send it to the office. There you go, the bar runner. I’ve got the guts to say what you’re thinking. Pauline Hanson:                  Okay. Cheers. Paul Murray:                         God love you, darling. All right, quick break, back with more, we’re going to go to the pub next.
Pauline Hanson says "Stuff the Governments" on their calls to cut power use

Blackouts have hit Victoria and warnings have been issued for other states because of a lack of base load power across Australia.WHY? Because our state and federal governments refuse to build coal fired power stations!We aren’t even at 28% renewable energy levels and yet our electricity grid is failing on hot and cold days.Imagine what will happen when Labor win government with the help of the Greens and our system fails weekly or worse still, daily because of their 50% renewable energy targets.I’m calling on people to use what ever power you want today. Run your air-conditioner at the temperature you feel most comfortable at. Do your washing as per normal. Stuff the Government! Today is our chance to prove to all Governments that we won’t bow to their rubbish and Australian’s deserve reliable, cheap electricity.Stuff them!#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #Power #StuffTheGovernment

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Thursday, January 24, 2019

Pauline Says “Stuff the Government” On Their Calls To Cut Power Use

Blackouts have hit Victoria and warnings have been issued for other states because of a lack of base load power across Australia.

WHY? Because our state and federal governments refuse to build coal fired power stations!

We aren’t even at 28% renewable energy levels and yet our electricity grid is failing on hot and cold days.

Imagine what will happen when Labor win government with the help of the Greens and our system fails weekly or worse still, daily because of their 50% renewable energy targets.

I’m calling on people to use what ever power you want today. Run your air-conditioner at the temperature you feel most comfortable at. Do your washing as per normal. Stuff the Government! Today is our chance to prove to all Governments that we won’t bow to their rubbish and Australian’s deserve reliable, cheap electricity.

Stuff them!

The worlds largest solar installation to take over prime agricultural land

As you're all aware, I've called for a Senate Inquiry into solar panels here in Australia. You can read the press release I put up this morning.I've been out inspecting what will be the largest solar installation in the world, established by what appears to be the Chinese Government and approved on prime agricultural land just outside Brisbane. Not only is it taking up perfectly good cattle country, but the panels will be installed in a well-known hail zone that flows into the Brisbane River and into the country's 3rd largest city's drinking supply.If cadmium and lead are as toxic as I'm led to believe, why would we risk an environmental catastrophe by positioning the worlds largest solar plant within close proximity to the Brisbane river? Wouldn't you think these heavy metals would leach into the water supply of 2 million people?I don't think the council has given this adequate consideration and I will be asking for the Mayor to give me a 'Please Explain'.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #Solar #Kilcoy #Harlin

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Beef Kicked Out For Solar Farms

As you’re all aware, I’ve called for a Senate Inquiry into solar panels here in Australia. You can read the press release I put up this morning.

I’ve been out inspecting what will be the largest solar installation in the world, established by what appears to be the Chinese Government and approved on prime agricultural land just outside Brisbane.

Not only is it taking up perfectly good cattle country, but the panels will be installed in a well-known hail zone that flows into the Brisbane River and into the country’s 3rd largest city’s drinking supply.

If cadmium and lead are as toxic as I’m led to believe, why would we risk an environmental catastrophe by positioning the worlds largest solar plant within close proximity to the Brisbane river? Wouldn’t you think these heavy metals would leach into the water supply of 2 million people?

I don’t think the council has given this adequate consideration and I will be asking for the Mayor to give me a ‘Please Explain’.

Ban Baby Formula Exports

We're seeing reports across the country of baby formula being snatched up and sent back to China before Australian mothers can access it.With police busting a criminal network hiring people to buy the formula and send it overseas, you can be sure our mothers are missing out.If the government shores up our dairy industry again with prices farmers can make a buck out of, they’ll return to the industry and Australia will create surplus milk, which can be used to establish baby formula facilities that the growing Chinese population is craving.Our Government continues to allow dairies and other farming ventures to be sold off to Chinese companies who are simply shipping the fresh product by the planeload to China.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on Thursday, January 24, 2019

Ban Baby Formula Exports

PAULINE Hanson has demanded a ban on exports of baby formula, revealing her daughter was hit by shortages created by China’s demand and international syndicates.

As police yesterday revealed they had busted an ­alleged criminal network that hired people to steal baby ­formula to sell overseas, the One Nation leader also called for more help to keep Australian dairy farmers afloat.

Senator Hanson has questioned why the Morrison Government was not doing more to sandbag local producers, which could meet demand for quality Australian products.

“We’ve known for a very long time that Chinese syndicates have been stripping shelves of supermarkets and chemists across the country in order to send the product overseas, where they’re getting more than double their money back and the Government have done nothing to curb the behaviour,’’ Senator Hanson told The Courier-Mail.

“My daughter went through enormous problems getting her hands on baby formula with her first son and the problem continued when she had her second because of this very issue.

“I don’t know why the Government haven’t taken steps to stop the export of baby formula, which is meant for Australian consumers,” she said.

“They could put a limit on international travellers taking the product overseas like Singapore and other countries have. They could also confiscate the product sent by airmail when scanning mail destined abroad.”

Senator Hanson said it could lead to greater ­exports overseas if there was also more support for dairy farmers.

“If they shore up our dairy industry again with prices farmers can make a buck out of, they’ll return to the industry and Australia will create surplus milk, which can be used to establish baby formula facilities that the growing Chinese population is craving.

“Our Government continues to allow dairies and other farming ventures to be sold off to Chinese companies who are simply shipping the fresh product by the planeload to China.”

All exports of Australian dairy products over 10kg require an export permit and health certificate.

The department does not regulate the mailing of small quantities of infant formula to China, or the re-export of foreign-made baby formula, such as A2.

Pauline Hanson calls for a Cane Toad Cull

Last week I wrote to the Prime Minister suggesting a cane toad cull with the help of the public. There are over 200 million of these vermin cane toads across the country.Since their misguided introduction to deal with cane beetle in the North Queensland town of Gordonvale in 1935, cane toad numbers have exploded beyond the borders of Queensland and are having an enormous effect on native Australian species.Unlike native frogs that lay between 1,000 and 2,000 eggs during their breeding cycle, toads will lay between 8,000 and 35,000.Their poisonous toxin is deadly to many native species including lizards, quolls, dingoes and crocodiles. Adult cane toads will eat almost anything it can fit in its mouth, including dead animals and pet food scraps. Their appetite knows no boundaries.While I recognise the federal governments $2 million dollar research into cane toads in 2008, it is clear to most Australians, no solution was found to eradicate their existence.When rabbits plagued our nation, a sizeable reward was posted for the biological control of the species. Other invasive species such as European carp have been eradicated from waterways using biological measures and I believe it is time our Federal Parliament takes a swift, bipartisan approach into the eradication of this pest species.I have encouraged the Prime Minister to introduce a 3 month bounty over the Summer months to help reduce the breeding numbers throughout Queensland, New South Wales, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.A 10 cent reward for the collection of each cane toad, I believe would encourage most Australians living with the pest to take an active roll in reducing their numbers until a biological measure is developed.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #CaneToads #Queensland #Pest

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Pauline Hanson Calls to Exterminate Cane Toads

Last week I wrote to the Prime Minister suggesting a cane toad cull with the help of the public.

There are over 200 million of these vermin cane toads across the country.

Since their misguided introduction to deal with cane beetle in the North Queensland town of Gordonvale in 1935, cane toad numbers have exploded beyond the borders of Queensland and are having an enormous effect on native Australian species.

Unlike native frogs that lay between 1,000 and 2,000 eggs during their breeding cycle, toads will lay between 8,000 and 35,000.

Their poisonous toxin is deadly to many native species including lizards, quolls, dingoes and crocodiles. Adult cane toads will eat almost anything it can fit in its mouth, including dead animals and pet food scraps. Their appetite knows no boundaries.

While I recognise the federal governments $2 million dollar research into cane toads in 2008, it is clear to most Australians, no solution was found to eradicate their existence.

When rabbits plagued our nation, a sizeable reward was posted for the biological control of the species. Other invasive species such as European carp have been eradicated from waterways using biological measures and I believe it is time our Federal Parliament takes a swift, bipartisan approach into the eradication of this pest species.

I have encouraged the Prime Minister to introduce a 3 month bounty over the Summer months to help reduce the breeding numbers throughout Queensland, New South Wales, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

A 10 cent reward for the collection of each cane toad, I believe would encourage most Australians living with the pest to take an active role in reducing their numbers until a biological measure is developed.

Here’s my letter to the Prime Minister: