Election 2016: Pauline Hanson’s big Senate win, and what she plans to do with it

Election 2016: Pauline Hanson’s big Senate win, and what she plans to do with it, by Nicole Hasham.

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is pushing for a royal commission into climate science and Islam and wants to abolish the Family Law Court, in an extreme policy agenda set to frustrate a future government trying to pass laws through the Senate.

Ms Hanson has said her party will likely collect a second Queensland Senate position, and AAP reports there is speculation she is also in the running for a seat each in NSW and Western Australia.

The second Queensland senate seat would go to Malcolm Roberts, a long-time campaigner against the carbon dioxide theory of global warming.

According to her party’s agenda, that includes a royal commission into the “corruption” of climate science, adding climate change is “used as a political agenda by politicians and self interest groups or individuals for their own gain”.

“We cannot allow scare mongering by people such as Tim Flannery, who make outlandish statements and are not held accountable,” it says. “Climate change should not be about making money for a lot of people and giving scientists money.”

One Nation are also willing to tackle the thorny question of the totalitarian ideology that is Islam:

One Nation, which came to prominence for its divisive immigration policies, also wants a royal commission or similar inquiry to establish whether Islam is “a religion or political ideology”.

The policy claims Islam’s religious aspect is a “fraud”, and rather, it is “a totalitarian political system, including legal, economic, social and military components, masquerading as a religion”.

The party would also cease the intake of Muslim refugees and other migrants, ban the burqa and niqab in public places, and mandate that surveillance cameras be installed in all mosques and Muslim schools.

No more mosques would be allowed to be built until the inquiry is held.

hat-tip David Archibald