Sunday, 8 July 2007

Pauline Hanson Cashing In

After legal troubles in 2000 related to fraudulent registration of the One Nation Party, Pauline Hanson was facing bankruptcy. She made an appeal to supporters to give money to help her through her hard times. Sean Nelson attacked Hanson, saying, "She can afford to live on a $700,000 mansion just outside of Rosewood. The people up here that she's asking to give money to are pensioners and farmers that are doing it tough." Hanson, however, claimed she considered selling her mansion.

Running in elections has earned Pauline Hanson electoral funding. According to Misha Schubert from The Age, "Ms Hanson, earned $199,886 from taxpayers for winning more than 4 per cent of the vote, and another $7695 in donations. She declared only $35,426 in campaign expenditure, potentially pocketing as much as $170,000." Hanson refused to repay the money back to taxpayers.

Pauline Hanson claims she doesn't run for the senate to make money, saying, "I think everyone would know I don't do it for the money."

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