Pauline Hanson has made her ‘major announcement’ – James Ashby, her chief of staff, will stand for election at next year’s Queensland state poll.
Mr Ashby, who will run for the seat of Keppel, would bring a wealth of high-level parliamentary and political experience to the Queensland parliament, Senator Hanson said in a statement on Friday.
‘He’s passionate about supporting the communities of Central Queensland and addressing the many problems created by the Palaszczuk Labor government’s neglect and incompetence,’ she said.
Pauline Hanson had teased a ‘major announcement’ on Friday. it relates to the Queensland state election
Mr Ashby is a close adviser to Senator Hanson
Mr Ashby said Queensland faced the prospect of a Labor government ‘held to ransom by inner-city Greens’, or a change of government supported by One Nation MPs dedicated to representing the interests of regional communities.
‘The Nationals are dead in Queensland’s parliament while the Liberals are lurching further left in their attempts to secure inner-Brisbane seats,’ he said.
‘With the support of Keppel voters, I’ll work to deliver the policies needed to reduce cost-of-living pressures, improve housing availability and affordability, arrest youth crime and restore a long-term vision for Queensland.’
It comes at a time where Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s leadership is under increased pressure, as she runs for a fourth term of government.
A YouGov poll last week found that she is no longer the preferred Premier.
The Liberal Natonal Party’s lead over Labor was at 52-48 per cent two party preferred, with Ms Palaszczuk’s net satisfaction rating now minus 20.
Ms Hanson last week gave a fiery speech in Federal Parliament about why many Australians voted no the Indigenous Voice to Parliament.
Post source: The List