Now that Pauline Hanson is back on the political scene, there is much debate on how best to engage with her and her ideas. Labor Senator Sam Dastyari has already tried extending the olive branch, inviting Hanson to Sydney to share a halal snack pack, a meal that has gained a cult-like following in the past six months due to a Facebook group — the Halal Snack Pack Appreciation Society. Hanson rejected the offer, although a petition has been started to encourage her to share the meal with Dastyari. The halal snack pack phenomenon has been unpacked by foodie website Broadsheet:

“To break it down for first-timers: the HSP is simply layers of hot chips, kebab meat (chicken and/or lamb) and cheese, covered in sauce. Most sauces are okay, although three together — particularly garlic, chilli and barbeque in a perfect criss-cross — is considered the Holy Trinity.”

But there are rules for HSPs — no pork (obviously), no tomato sauce — asking for those things on a HSP would garner the insult of being a “haram dingo” in the Facebook group, which is the inspiration for this artwork of Hanson that appeared in the group last night:

Pauline Hanson HSP

Peter Fray

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