Australian Federal Election 2022: The Politics of One Nation by Pauline Hanson
Pauline Hanson is fighting to retain her Senate seat in the May election with a series of populist policies, including reducing migration and foreign ownership.
The One Nation leader, who founded her party in 1997 and has been a senator since 2016, also wants to build more coal-fired power plants and stop people with disabilities from charging taxpayers for sex workers.
Senator Hanson has been a vocal opponent of vaccination mandates and draconian Covid restrictions and wants a royal commission into government responses to the virus.
Here, Daily Mail Australia takes a look at the policies it has announced so far.
One Nation wants to ban foreigners from owning homes in Australia.
Under current laws, non-residents cannot buy existing homes, but can buy new construction and vacant land under a policy that stimulates construction and helps finance housing supply.
One Nation wants to “stop the sale of property to non-residents and non-citizens”.
Pauline Hanson is fighting to keep her Senate seat in the May election with a set of populist policies, including reducing migration and foreign ownership
He also wants to ban foreign investment in essential services, including electricity, water, telecommunications, roads and ports.
The party would also demand “full disclosure of water ownership and prohibit the sale of water to foreign investors.”
Net zero immigration
One Nation wants to overhaul the country’s immigration system to ensure that the number of people entering is the same as those leaving the country.
This would lead to a decrease in population over time due to declining birth rates.
The party would only allow “highly skilled migrants from culturally cohesive countries” into Australia.
They would be required to speak a “sound level” of English.
Ban taxpayer-funded sex workers
One Nation wants to stop people with disabilities in the NDIS from using taxpayers’ money for the services of sex workers.
Federal court allowed this when it ruled in 2020 that a woman in her 40s with multiple sclerosis should receive $10,000 a year to achieve “sex liberation” through sex therapy.
One Nation Wants to Stop NDIS Disabled People Using Taxpayer Money for Sex Worker Services
A court had previously found that the woman’s disability meant she could not achieve ‘sexual liberation’ on her own and would struggle to find a partner.
On Nation also wants to limit unemployment benefits to three years in any given five-year period for people under 50.
One Nation wants Australia to withdraw from the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, which sets out countries’ legal obligations to protect refugees.
The convention stipulates that a refugee should not be returned to a country where he faces serious threats to his life or freedom.
Pauline Hanson wants to reduce the number of Australian refugees for five years.
Australia currently hosts 13,700 refugees a year.
One Nation wants to build new coal-fired power plants, which will likely require taxpayer subsidies given the private sector’s lack of enthusiasm due to climate change.
Senator Hanson also wants to bolster oil reserves onshore to have 90 days of fuel in the country.
One Nation wants to build new coal-fired power plants, which will likely require taxpayer subsidies given the private sector’s lack of enthusiasm due to climate change. Pictured: Bayswater coal-fired power station in Muswellbrook, NSW
She also wants to investigate the construction of nuclear power plants.
One Nation is skeptical of man-made climate change and wants Australia to withdraw from the UN Paris Agreement signed in 2016.
Help for retirees
One Nation wants to increase the amount of money retirees are allowed to earn by $100 a week.
Currently, pensioners lose their rights if they earn more than $7,800 a week.
Senator Hanson wants to increase that amount to $13,000.
She also opposes any move to raise the retirement age to 70.
Senator Hanson wants to crack down on illegal drugs entering Australia by increasing the scanning and inspection of goods at the border.
The party says it will pay for this using confiscated drug money.
He also wants to set up a federal police drug bus in every state that “will provide an educational tour for parents and students.”
One Nation wants to ban foreigners from owning homes in Australia. Pictured: Sydney
Royal Commission on Covid-19
One Nation wants to organize a royal commission into how state governments and the federal government have handled Covid-19.
He says the commission will not be a witch hunt but is needed “to find out which pandemic measures have worked and which have not, so that we are much better prepared for the next pandemic”.
“Those who do not learn from the mistakes of history are doomed to repeat them,” the party’s website says.
Reduce abortion rights
One Nation wants to reduce the time frame in which women are allowed to have an abortion, which is different in every state and territory.
Tasmania is the strictest with abortions allowed during the first 16 weeks of pregnancy while the ACT has no limit.
Senator Hanson also wants to ban sex-selective abortion and organ donation from an aborted baby.
She also wants to enshrine a doctor’s full right to total conscientious objection to abortion.
Protesters gather outside St Paul’s Cathedral during an anti-vaccination rally in Melbourne in January