Pauline's United Australia Party

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Pauline's United Australia Party
Leader Pauline Hanson
Founded 24 May 2007
Dissolved March 2010
Preceded by One Nation
Headquarters PO Box 428
Ipswich, Queensland
Ideology Nationalism,
Protectionism,
Social conservatism

Pauline's United Australia Party was an Australian political party launched by One Nation founder Pauline Hanson on 24 May 2007 and registered by the Australian Electoral Commission on 20 September 2007.[1]

The party draws on the name but is unrelated to the historic United Australia Party which existed from 1931 to 1945. Hanson formed the party in order to ensure that her name appeared above the line (as per the voting method in Australian federal elections) rather than simply below the line amongst a list of independent candidates.

Hanson stood for the Australian Senate in the state of Queensland during the 2007 federal election, in which she received 101,461 first preference votes, representing 4.2% of the statewide vote.[2]

Brian Burston, Hanson's former One Nation adviser and future Senator, also contested the Senate in the state of New South Wales and received 39,807 votes, which translated into nearly 1% of the total votes.[3]

Hanson voluntarily deregistered the party in March 2010 after announcing her plans to relocate to the United Kingdom.[4] The plans to move did not go ahead, but the party remained deregistered.

Hanson was later invited to rejoin One Nation in an effort to reinvigorate the party and has since been elected to the senate.

Federal parliament[edit]

Senate
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
# of
overall seats
+/– Notes
2007 141,268 1.12 (#6/24)
0 / 40
0 / 76
Increase 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pauline Hanson registers the United Australia Party". Archived from the original on 2007-10-14. 
  2. ^ "Senate State First Preferences By Group". Results.aec.gov.au. 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  3. ^ "Senate State First Preferences By Group". Results.aec.gov.au. 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  4. ^ "AEC deregisters Pauline Hanson's United Australia party". News.com.au. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-15.