One Nation Registration, Branches and Candidatess

2nd July

As we all expected the objections to the registration of Pauline Hanson's One Nation with the A.E.C. (Australian Electoral Commission) have failed. This is an appropriate and fair outcome as any reasonable person would acknowledge it was blatantly clear there was no substance to any of the objections.

Substance aside, I respect anyone's right to speak their mind and raise objections to anything they disagree with, regardless of how misinformed their view might be.

I am thankful to the A.E.C. for the prompt and ethical way they dealt with the application for registration. I am particularly grateful to the A.E.C.'s contact officer, Mr Song Woon Kon for his professionalism and standard of communication.

Before the end of July, we will convene a press conference to formally open the process for receiving submissions from potential candidates.

One Nation Office in Sydney is continuing its work in building branches and membership across Australia. Constitutionally it takes around four weeks to form a branch and current figures indicate there will be over two hundred branches operational by the end of October.

For the first time, Liberal and Labor have a serious fight on their hands, and I expect they will continue their tactic of working together in their attempt to defeat us.

Australians everywhere have had enough of the career conscious politicians of the major parties and will now have their chance for positive change. The Australian people will at least have their voice through Pauline Hanson's One Nation.

Statement issued by Pauline Hanson MP, member for Oxley.

Quote for A.E.C. letter:

"I wish to inform you that the Australian Electoral Commission determined on 27/6/97 that Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party be entered in the Register of Political Parties. The Commission formed the view that the party's application met the legislative requirements for registration set down in sections 126, 129 and 132 of the Act."

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