Mar 20, 2017

Disendorsed One Nation candidates unleash on Hanson and Ashby

Two WA candidates disendorsed by Pauline Hanson and James Ashby for criticising the Liberal preferencing deal have slammed the party as fallout continues.

Josh Taylor — Journalist

Josh Taylor


Email correspondence between former One Nation candidates in WA obtained by Crikey reveal the true dysfunction at the centre of the far-right party's poor performance at the Western Australian election.

As fallout over the election result in WA for One Nation continues, candidates disendorsed by the party unleashed their anger on leader Pauline Hanson and her chief of staff, James Ashby, on the weekend. Emails obtained by Crikey from two disendorsed candidates, Sandy Baraiolo and Dane Sorensen, to more than a dozen One Nation candidates, Ashby, Hanson, and national memberships manager Aiden Nagle show the two disendorsed candidates slamming the party over its treatment of the candidates. Baraiolo and Sorensen were disendorsed by the party after criticising the preference swapping deal with the Liberals.

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10 thoughts on “Disendorsed One Nation candidates unleash on Hanson and Ashby

  1. zut alors

    Today we discover that, in Western Australia, the ‘c’ word is actually an adverb.

    1. Electric Lardyland

      I quite enjoyed the new verb: tiaraed. Is that being abused by an enraged princess?

      1. zut alors

        Well spotted, Lardy. No wonder Peter Slipper quit politics: he’d been roundly tiaraed.

        1. Wexford

          I’m still trying to figure out how deceit can have “breath” as opposed to some form of measurement.

  2. old greybearded one

    Well if your platform is a bunch of right wing sexist crap, that’s who you get. Ashby resembles a number of the epithets though.

    1. Norm

      Quite. The good folk of Newcastle still recall Ashby’s phone manner being so inappropriate that the court found it necessary to impose both a substantial fine and a three year good behaviour bond. Upon which he fled town. Pond scum really.

  3. klewso

    Their caravans move on …..

  4. CML

    Who would want anything to do with the whole box and dice that is the PHONies?
    What a revolting lot!!

  5. The Curmudgeon

    Note sure about the upper house situation, but the Libs were certainly dudded by PHON preferences in the lower house. A few WA Lib MPs would still be with us if PHON had been able to discipline its preferences to something respectable – ie at least 65% – but that looks increasingly like a “no can do” for PHON. (Oh for the days of the DLP, when prefs flowed 90% to the LCP.) Is anyone surprised that PHON can’t deliver, but it scarcely seems to have registered with the Libs. Conclusion is simple: it’s simply not worth the pain!

  6. AR

    Surely one of those “they deserve each other” situations so long as they don’t bother real people.

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