Dick Smith backs Pauline Hanson over hard line immigration policy

Dick Smith backs Pauline Hanson over hard line immigration policy, by Sam Buckingham-Jones.

One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson has welcomed the backing of millionaire entrepreneur Dick Smith, who has offered to advise her ahead of the next state and federal elections.

Mr Smith said he supported Ms Hanson’s hard-line stance on immigration and will meet her before Christmas to discuss the policy.

Senator Hanson said with Mr Smith’s help they could “hopefully pull this country together”, noting there was a “revolution” taking place around the world sparked by people “fed up” with the major political parties. …

Mr Smith predicts Ms Hanson will enjoy a Trump-like wave of support in traditionally conservative areas.

The buy-Australian campaigner said while he didn’t agree with Ms Hanson on a number of issues — climate change, for example — population growth was a key issue facing Australia.

“She’s the only political party that has a policy on population that is not endless growth,” Mr Smith told ABC Radio in Sydney. “She announced in her maiden speech immigration would come down to replacement levels. I’ve been saying that for over five years. …. But I do not agree with her views on Muslim immigration.”

hat-tip Stephen Neil