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Pauline Hanson claims the Al Jazeera undercover “sting”, which has grabbed international headlines, was a media “stitch-up”. AAP/Dan Peled

One Nation, guns and the Queensland question: what does it all mean for the 2019 federal election?

One Nation, particularly in Queensland, has attracted voters who feel "left out" of mainstream politics. But the Coalition's intermittent courting of the party may end with this week's revelations.
James Ashby and former Queensland MP Steve Dickson played footsie with the American gun lobby. Dave Hunt/AAP

View from The Hill: James Ashby rocks a few boats, including his own

The extraordinary expose is a blow for the One Nation leader and complicates Scott Morrison's struggle in handling what were already awkward questions about his attitude to preferencing One Nation.
Cormann threw himself under the blame bus on Tuesday, but actually he’d tried earlier to stop the government being run over by the Hanson truck. Mick Tskias/AAP

View from The Hill: How the government’s plan to oppose Hanson’s motion became a vote to support it

One would think ministerial staff would be particularly alert to Hanson motions, and think very carefully before concluding she was doing something as unlikely as putting forward an anti-racist one.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull campaigning at a Tasmania factory for Brett Whiteley, the Liberal candidate in the Braddon by-election. Bob Iddon

Byelection guide: what’s at stake on Super Saturday

On Saturday, five federal seats will have a byelection, with particular attention being paid to tight races in Longman and Braddon. And all have implications for the major parties and their leaders.
Latham appeals to voters not to reward Shorten’s dishonesty. Daniel Munoz/AAP

Mark Latham helps Hanson in robocall attacking Shorten

Incoming ALP President Wayne Swan has lashed out at Mark Latham as "someone who ratted on battlers'' after the former Labor leader's robo message to Longman voters, authorised by Pauline Hanson".
With, for now, three Senate votes as her bargaining chips, Hanson’s impact – on government policy or on the major parties’ electoral strategy – is still being felt. AAP/Peter Mathew

Twenty years on, One Nation is still chaotic, controversial and influential

Despite its dysfunction and often inconsistent policy positions, the party has cemented an influential place in the federal arena, albeit a status that’s on the verge of diminishing drastically.

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