News

VIDEO: Hero’s welcome greets Pauline Hanson in M'boro

LOVE her or hate her, few politicians could expect the kind of reception awaiting One Nation's Pauline Hanson in Maryborough on Thursday.

The fiery redhead was greeted with hugs, cheers and camera flashes as she made her way through the Heritage Markets alongside her Maryborough candidate Damian Huxham.

Speaking to the Chronicle over a coffee, Ms Hanson didn't hold back when asked about one of her more controversial policies - equality in the distribution of government money, particularly when it comes to investing in Aboriginal-only programs.

She was adamant that if elected, the first job for her and any other One Nation member would be to "call for accountability" within the government and ensure that money "is spent to the benefit of all Australians".

"The problem is, they have used the Aboriginals as a political football and thrown money at programs which isn't getting to the grass root issues," Ms Hanson said.

"We can't have two disadvantaged Australian children sitting next to each other in a classroom and say one gets everything for free simply because they are Aboriginal."

While she knew One Nation would not lead Queensland, Ms Hanson said members of her party would act as "the watchdog".

One Nation is also campaigning on a promise to introduce an incentive program for apprentices, train nurses in hospitals - not universities, oppose coal seam gas, ban Halal certification and new mosques and support the use of medicinal cannabis.

>> Check out the latest State Election coverage here

 

One Nation's Pauline Hanson walked Maryborough's streets with her candidate Damian Huxham and posed for a photo with Wendy Burns.
One Nation's Pauline Hanson walked Maryborough's streets with her candidate Damian Huxham and posed for a photo with Wendy Burns. Valerie Horton

 

Topics:  editors picks, maryborough, pauline hanson, queensland election 2015




Why haven't we learnt that blackface is never a good idea

Nic Naitanui says the blackface incident is an opportunity for growth and education.

It's 2016. Why are people still doing this?

URGENT: Why you must update your iPhone iOS settings now

Apple is urging iPhone and iPad users to do an urgent update of their software for security reasons.

Hackers have found a way to break into every iPhone in the world.

We could get more charter flights to Fraser Coast airport

10 years of jets at Hervey Bay Airport - Virgin flight arrives from Sydney. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Optimistic for more charter flights to come to Hervey Bay.

Latest deals and offers

Kanye West gets 'free reign' at VMAs

Kanye West has been let off the leash for the VMAs

Robbie Williams sings at manager's funeral

Robbie Williams and Lamar sang at the funeral of their manager

Twice as much Troy will please country music lovers

CATCH HIM WHILE YOU CAN: Singer Troy Cassar-Daley plans to take some time off to spend with family next year.

TROY Cassar-Daley is releasing a new album and book.

Courtney Stodden gets Reborn Doll

Courtney Stodden is trying to get over her recent miscarriage

Kate McKinnon 'destitute' before SNL

Kate McKinnon says she can't do anything but act

FBI investigating Leslie Jones website hack

The FBI are investigating Leslie Jones' personal website hack

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Noosa mayor on "red alert" over planning court decision

Mayor Tony Wellington hands down his first budget.

Mayor upset at lack of say about look and feel of Noosa