Election 2022: One Nation to contest every seat

By Anna Macdonald

April 20, 2022

Pauline Hanson
One Nation leader senator Pauline Hanson (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

The One Nation party will be contesting all 151 seats in the upcoming federal election.

A statement attributed to Pauline Hanson on One Nation’s website stated: “With so many candidates One Nation is going to have a big influence on this election as we have a very real chance of holding the balance of power in either the Lower House or the Senate.”

Hanson continued: “One Nation will also use the balance of power to stop the government from flooding the nation with 230,000 new migrants every year, force multinationals to pay their fair share, and finish fixing the family law system.”

One of One Nation’s policies is to ‘Stop the Rorts’, an ongoing issue in the campaign. 

When the election was called a few weeks ago, opposition leader Anthony Albanese said he would get rid of rorting. 

Under the policy on its website, One Nation is proposing having photo identification displayed on Medicare cards to, as the party says, reduce ‘the number of fraudulent claims made by non-Australian citizens’.

The feasibility of the policy is unclear, particularly when it comes to multiple people on the same Medicare card.

According to The Guardian, a review of Medicare published last month found the majority of fraud within Medicare came from healthcare providers incorrectly billing patients. 

One Nation introduced federal legislation last year to change voter-identification laws, in a move criticised at the time by Albanese as a “desperate attempt to undermine our strong democracy”.


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