- Kerry Packer, Rupert Murdoch, Terry Sharples, Tony Abbott
and Patsy Wolfe - these names will forever live in infamy in Australian
politics as Pauline Hansonís assassins.
- From the time Ms Hanson broke the journalists' taboo
on discussing Aboriginal welfare and Asian immigration the Packer and Murdoch
journalists have attacked her with a savage, unrelenting fury (see side
- When the Liberal Party realised Ms Hanson threatened
the comfortable duopoly of the major parties it despatched chief head-kicker,
Tony Abbott to dig up the dirt on Pauline Hanson. Abbott found a co-conspirator
in human termite, Terry Sharples. The Queensland establishment did the
- Threats To Democracy
- There is clear evidence that there have been two serious
attacks on Australiaís democratic process in relation to the Pauline
- The left-leaning, politically correct journalists of
Packer, Murdoch, the ABC and SBS have quite clearly attacked and compromised
the democratic process. Their vicious attacks on her character and her
policies frightened all political parties into placing her party last on
every how-to-vote card in the 1998 federal election, thus disenfranchising
one million voters at the 1998 federal election. Not one member of One
Nation was elected to the Lower House. Only one Senator was elected.
- The Democrats with a similar level of vote have five
Senators in the federal parliament.
- According to a report in The Australian of 23 August,
2003 , Federal Liberal Party heavyweight Tony Abbott offered money and
support to former One Nation member Terry Sharples to help destroy Pauline
Hanson. Their conspiracy resulted in the fraud charges and the eventual
jailing of Pauline Hanson.
- This was a conspiracy to defraud one million voters
of a legitimate voice and to destroy a new political force before it challenged
the Liberal-Labor duopoly.
- These are far more serious matters than the technical
ìfraudî committed by Pauline Hanson.
- The Fraud
- How did Pauline Hanson come to commit the 'fraud' for
which she was convicted?
- The Liberal and Labor parties have been accepting payments
for years from their supporters in return for favours. Many of Australiaís
largest corporate players pour millions into the Liberal and Labor coffers.
- A few years ago the major parties worked out another
nice little rort. As well as accepting millions from their favourites,
they would also collect ìdonationsî from the taxpayer mugs.
They brought in a new Act of parliament to give themselves about $2 for
every vote received at an election, payable after each election. Labor
and the Liberal-National parties raked off more than $32 million in taxpayer
monies from the 2001 election. The stipulation was that such ìdonationsî
would only be paid to registered political parties.
- One Nation's registration was accepted by the Commonwealth
electoral office. The Beattie Labor government in Queensland decided to
discriminate against smaller parties by requiring a political party to
have a minimum of 500 members before it could be registered. The Queensland
Electoral Commission when examining One Nationís application for
registration wrote to 273 randomly selected persons on the membership list
asking if they were members. 237 responded stating they were members. The
Electoral Commission then registered One Nation as a political party in
Queensland and later paid out around $500,000 after the state election.
These funds were then disbursed to the candidates to help offset the costs
of their election campaigns.
- Enter Tony Abbott. He contacted disgruntled former One
Nation members and together they set out to destroy One Nation by claiming
that One Nation did not have 500 members and therefore the $500,000 was
- Never mind that the Labor and Liberal parties routinely
engage in branch stacking and electoral breaches. Thousands of ìmembersî
have been falsely enrolled in both parties over the years. The Labor Party
was even found to have enrolled number of dead people as members.
- Ettridge and Oldfield had set up One Nation as a company
with only three shareholders. The members were found by the court to be
ìsupportersî rather than members even though they had paid
a fee and considered themselves members.
- At most this was only a technical ìfraudî.
Political parties are entitled to these funds. Pauline Hanson repaid the
amount in full to the Queensland Electoral commission.