ALP and LNP will be putting Hanson last

FIGHTING: Pauline Hanson and One Nation will be preferenced last by the major parties but Ms Hanson is not surprised.
FIGHTING: Pauline Hanson and One Nation will be preferenced last by the major parties but Ms Hanson is not surprised. Rob Williams

LABOR and the LNP are putting Pauline Hanson's One Nation last with their preferences.

Representatives of both major parties have told the QT that Ms Hanson had no solutions to the problems facing modern Australia.

But Ms Hanson has hit back, saying the major parties were in agreement because they regard her as a threat.

Blair MP Shayne Neumman said the ALP was putting One Nation last and the Greens number two in his seat.

"The policies of Pauline Hanson are socially divisive and economically irresponsible," he said.

"Labor has taken the principled position since she came on the political scene 20 years ago to put One Nation last.

"I think Ipswich has outgrown Pauline Hanson and Hansonism.

"We are a multicultural, dynamic, progressive community here in Ipswich and it has grown a lot since those days."

Mr Neumann said One Nation offered "simplistic solutions to complex problems".

Senator George Brandis, the leader of the Government in the Senate, said the LNP was putting One Nation last in every electorate in Queensland except Herbert, in Townsville, for local reasons.

"Because of the QNI (Queensland Nickel) closure and what Clive Palmer did to those workers we are putting the Palmer United party last in Herbert and Hanson second last," he said.

"But essentially we are putting Hanson last everywhere, and she is not on our Senate card.

"Under the new Senate voting system you recommend people vote first for your party, above the line, and then you nominate five other preferences.

"We are putting Family First second, and other like minded and more conservative parties down the list, but we are not putting Hanson on our Senate how to vote card at all."

Senator Brandis said there were several reasons for that decision.

"Pauline Hanson has no answers to the problems of modern Australia," he said.

"She has nothing to say about economic prosperity and nothing to say about jobs and growth. A vote for Pauline Hanson would be a wasted vote."

But Ms Hanson said that she was treating voters with more respect.

"Except for two seats, I have left the choice (for preferences) up to voters, because they own their preferences," she said.

"If they are Labor leaning they can vote that way, or if they lean towards the LNP that way.

"The major parties see me as a threat and don't want me on the floor of parliament raising issues and examining their legislation to make them accountable.

"They have always colluded to stop me, but it is interesting how over the years they have picked up a few of my policies," she said."

"They are out of touch with grass roots Australia.

"As far as ruining the economy, well I can't ruin it any more than they already are.

"We are reaching half a trillion dollars in debt. When a company goes bust and the administrator comes in you don't blame the administrator do you.

"They are both running around with credit cards throwing around money left, right and centre…and pork barrelling. But we can't afford it."

Ms Hanson said she had a raft of economic policies with regard to taxation, debt and the budget.

She said free trade agreements had harmed local industries and that her policies on tariffs and protectionism had been made after wide consultation with industry in both urban and regional areas.

"Both parties have shown no leadership... and the result is lost jobs," she said.

Topics:  federal election 2016 pauline hanson

Bonus Bill Busters Bingo card with today's paper!

Get an extra bingo car with today's paper.

Don't miss out on your bonus card.

Police investigate death of woman found in Ipswich home

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman at Ipswich. Picture: @9NewsQueensland

She was found dead inside her home at Coalfalls

Sales cool down after frantic first quarter

Ipswich real estate continues to attract interest from southern investors.

Ipswich agent says savvy investors can still make gains

Local Partners

Digging down to find Clare

After five years on the TV series Nashville it’s time for Clare Bowen to tell stories about herself and her loved ones.

TV REVIEW: Offspring season 7 is... fine

Alexander England and Asher Keddie in a scene from season seven of Offspring.

New Offspring won’t be remembered as the best season.

What's on at the cinemas over the school holidays

Tom Holland in a scene from the movie Spider-man: Homecoming.

Escape from reality over the holidays with a trip to the movies.

Rapper accidentally drops Banksy's real name in interview

Banksy’s ‘The girl with a balloon.’

Rapper Goldie may have just outed Banksy's real identity

Mariah Carey slammed for on-set antics

Mariah Carey’s cameo in the movie The House was reportedly scrapped.

Actor spills the beans on Mariah’s “borderline abusive” behaviour.

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dead after long illness

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson has died.

Celebrity chef died after battle with an alcohol-related illness

Ellen shames audience member

Ellen shamed an audience member who stole from her gift shop.

TALK show host catches audience member stealing from her gift shop.

Millionaire Nathan Birch to offload $55M in property

Nathan Birch wants to focus more on developing properties.

Sydney property investor has announced he is selling up

Fame factor boosts property prices in Byron

The stunning Clarke's Beach in Byron Bay.

House prices surge by an incredible 39.5% in star-studded area

Grass is greener for Warwick real estate

Warwick's rural charm and affordable property prices are enticing buyers from Brisbane.

Quality houses for half the price of Brisbane attracting interest

Builders relish Coast's growing construction rates

The Coast's average house price has risen from by more than $10,000 in the past three years to $507,100.

House numbers and values are rising on the Coast

Open for inspection: Coast homes go on show

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!