Pauline Hanson

Anti-immigration firebrand Hanson may fight Australian election

Pauline Hanson

Australian anti-immigration firebrand Pauline Hanson said yesterday she plans to run in this year's general election, saying politicians were out of touch with how ordinary Australians feel.

Friday, 8 March, 2013, 3:25am

Pauline Hanson to run in Australian election

Pauline Hanson. Photo: AFP

Australian anti-immigration firebrand Pauline Hanson said on Thursday she plans to run this year’s general election, saying politicians were out of touch with how ordinary Australians feel.

7 Mar 2013 - 7:08pm


The flame-haired firebrand is at it again. Pauline Hanson may not have been much good as a lawmaker, but she excels at shoe-horning herself into the limelight.

This was the woman who warned in her notorious maiden speech to Parliament in 1996 that Australia was in danger of being swamped by Asian immigrants.

22 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Healthy democracy allows all views to be heard

Australian politician Pauline Hanson is proof enough that her country is a democracy. Her outspoken views on immigration and racial issues have had her branded controversial - or worse - and won her international notoriety, but that was no bar to her winning election to Parliament a decade ago.

8 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Hanson tries hand at selling property

She was the fish and chip shop owner whose xenophobic attacks on Asian immigration made her better known outside Australia than the prime minister.

Pauline Hanson's political influence may have waned, but she has never strayed far from the spotlight.

12 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Hostile reception awaits newest inmate

Pauline Hanson may come to regret deeply her past criticism of Aborigines as she begins her new life behind bars.

The divorced mother of four was transferred early yesterday from holding cells in Brisbane's Supreme Court complex to a women's jail in Wacol, one of the city's outer suburbs. Ironically, it is in her former electorate when she was a federal MP for One Nation.

22 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Most Australians opposed to Hanson

As an Australian recently relocated from Brisbane to Hong Kong I am horrified at the amount of attention Pauline Hanson receives in the Hong Kong media.

17 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Shades of Pauline Hanson in maid tax proposition

Not so long ago, these columns reverberated with indignation at and criticism of a minor political figure in Australia. The gist of the outcry was that she was making political capital out of the racial prejudice of a backward-looking minority to the embarrassment of her country, and as such was unfit to hold public office. Subsequent developments appear to have endorsed this view.

3 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Hanson's lingering legacy

Where's Pauline? Ask that question in Queensland where the fiery Pauline Hanson exploded on to the political sky three years ago, and you get some interesting responses. 'Dunno,' said a fisherman on the wharves at Cairns.

'Who cares?' asked a student in Brisbane. 'Gone back to cooking fish and chips, maybe,' laughed tour guide Allan Smith in the arid plains of the Outback.

27 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Appreciative Australians

As Australian tourists we wish to commend the article 'The decline and fall of One Nation' (South China Morning Post, February 12).

From it we learned things that we had not known in Australia where our press treated Pauline Hanson's unbalanced outbursts as great circulation boosters.

19 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Fortune-telling case solved for ex-bobby

Listeners to a fortune-telling segment on Liz Case's radio show on RTHK at about 1.50pm yesterday were surprised to hear a familiar Hong Kong identity trying to determine his future fate.

6 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

SAR the top city for overseas voters

HONG KONG is expected to overtake London with the world's highest turnout of overseas Australian voters in yesterday's cliffhanger federal elections.

With up to 40,000 Australians in Hong Kong, officials estimated more than 10,000 had voted by 5pm yesterday, when polling closed at the consulate in the Wan Chai Harbour Building.

4 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Wizards of Oz fail political spin test

Visiting any country in the middle of an election campaign is never a good idea. You just know that the domestic media is going to be hijacked by that dreaded species, the politician - never a good thing for the quality of radio, television or print.

3 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Some voters hate change

Australia's Pauline Hanson and her One Nation Party have rightly attracted a lot of attention in Hong Kong and the other countries of Asia.

As an expat Australian, I can perhaps add two points that I am yet to see articulated in the press.

28 Sep 1998 - 12:00am


Having read Roger Maynard's article 'Accent on xenophobia in the court of Queen Pauline' (Sunday Morning Post, September 6), I was amazed to realise Asians are not alone in being targeted for racial discrimination by One Nation led by Pauline Hanson. The article gives the world more of an idea how One Nation runs.

20 Sep 1998 - 12:00am