One Nation kicks of QLD campaign with “battler bus” and champagne

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has popped champagne and boarded what she’s dubbed the “Battler Bus”, to join the Queensland election campaign.

Senator Hanson landed at Brisbane airport on Sunday night and by Monday morning she was ready to unveil her transport for a week-long regional campaign.

The bus will head to key regional seats in Central and Northern Queensland.


Before she hopped on the bus, she confirmed One Nation had secured a preference deal with Katter’s Australian Party.

Senator Hanson added she thought both Labor and Liberal National parties had failed to deliver true leadership.

She believes the Queensland election will be bigger for One Nation than it was in 1998 when her party seized 11 seats.

She has expressed supreme confidence in Queensland party leader Steve Dickson, who’s running for the Sunshine Coast seat of Buderim.

“You know what, I’m positive about this. I honestly do believe he will be the most influential politician in this state, after the next election,” she said.

However, she wouldn’t predict how many seats her party will pick up in the Sunshine State.

“I believe it will be a lot more than one seat… I’m not going to predict how many seats, I didn’t do it in 1998 and I’m not going to do it now,” she said.