EDITORIAL EXCERPT: Put Gun Nation last!

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(Images screenshots of Al Jazeera documentary, 'How to Sell a Massacre')

Following Al Jazeera’s revelations in How to Sell a Massacre, the second part of which is to be aired on the ABC tonight, it is urgent that every party should preference Pauline Hanson’s One Nation last at the upcoming Federal election.

This far rightwing party has long been a blight on Australia’s political system. Its openly racist views and ugly ideologies are anathema to most decent Australians. However, it is the appalling lack of morals and ethics revealed from its leadership team on a jaunt to America that have really sealed the deal.

Pauline Hanson’s chief of staff, the infamous James Ashby, and PHON’s number one Senate ticket holder in Queensland, Steve Dickson, revealed One Nation were prepared to sell-out Australian law-making to far rightwing American groups, such as the NRA and the Koch Brothers, in exchange for cold hard cash. It is unimaginable that these men did not seek to do this without the imprimatur of their leader, Hanson — who has been unusually silent since Al Jazeera’s sting operation broke sensationally this week.

In the opinion of this publication, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party is both treacherous and treasonous, and must be wiped off the electoral map at the next Federal election — likely to be held sometime in May. The fact the Party seems to be run these days by James Ashby – a convicted criminal, who Independent Australia has been repeatedly exposing since 2012 and about whom we published a book – merely reinforces the reprehensible nature of this organisation. Ashby is currently banned from Parliament House after getting into a fist fight with a former One Nation Senator in the reception area.

In a fiery press conference on Tuesday, Ashby and Dickson claimed that they were “on the sauce” when taped, taken out of context, and that “One Nation always acted with integrity and within the law”. Perhaps they were drunk, but all their other claims would seem to be absurd.

The second and final part of 'How to Sell a Massacre' airs on ABC1 at 8pm tonight, 28 March 2019.

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