Re: [RML] Victorians?SPAM

Adrian R. Tappin (atappin at ecn.net.au)
Wed, 03 Jun 1998 07:33:11 +1000

At 11:56 2/06/98 -0700, Rhonda wrote:
>Ok I give up my curiosity is getting the better of me. Who is Pauline?

It will be very interesting to see what answers (if any) you get to that
question Rhonda. I'll try to give you an unbiased view ;-)

Pauline Hansen was elected to our Federal Parliament as the representative
of Oxley in Queensland. She originally represented the Liberal Party. She
however had some extreme views (depending on a persons personal point of
view) regarding Asian immigration and Aboriginal land rights. As such she
was dropped from the Liberal Party and stood as an independent and was
elected. Since then she formed a new political party called "One Nation"
which is currently contesting many seats in the State of Queensland. Some
polls are predicting that her party may get as much as 30% of the primary
votes and could win a number of seats and as such will have the balance of
power between the other major parties eg Liberal/National Party (similar to
your Republicans) and the Labour Party (similar to your Democrats).

Her views have attracted many followers and has shaken out of the closet
many extreme rightwing followers. The Gun lobby has also jumped on her
bandwagon because the major parties are against people having guns, whereas
her party will give you a gun licence for life! hence Bruce's comments in
his last email. A number of other disenchanted voters have also joined her
band so it will be interesting to see what happens in the upcoming
Queensland elections. Now aren't you glad you asked ;-)

Adrian.

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