Aussie PM Scott Morrison slams far-right One Nation

Australia's One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, flanked by party officials Steve Dickson (left) and James Ashby, after a press conference yesterday over the two men's involvement in a scandal over soliciting funds from a US lobby in return for weakenin
Australia's One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, flanked by party officials Steve Dickson (left) and James Ashby, after a press conference yesterday over the two men's involvement in a scandal over soliciting funds from a US lobby in return for weakening the country's gun laws.PHOTO: EPA-EFE
Australia's One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, flanked by party officials Steve Dickson (left) and James Ashby, after a press conference yesterday over the two men's involvement in a scandal over soliciting funds from a US lobby in return for weakenin
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Party officials offered to weaken country's gun laws in return for US gun lobby funds

Prime Minister Scott Morrison yesterday moved to distance his coalition from Ms Pauline Hanson's anti-migrant One Nation after explosive footage emerged showing her party offering to make a deal with American gun lobbyists to weaken Australian gun laws.

The ruling Liberal-National coalition, which is languishing in opinion polls, had been considering political deals with One Nation ahead of an election due by May.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2019, with the headline 'Aussie PM slams far-right One Nation'. Print Edition | Subscribe