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Infighting leaves controversial Aussie MP's party in tatters

Analysts said Ms Pauline Hanson clearly has strong political pulling power among disaffected voters, but appears to be unable to sustain relationships with party colleagues.
Analysts said Ms Pauline Hanson clearly has strong political pulling power among disaffected voters, but appears to be unable to sustain relationships with party colleagues.PHOTO: REUTERS

Anti-migrant firebrand Pauline Hanson's future in doubt after clashes with colleagues

In a controversial political career spanning more than 20 years, Australian anti-migrant firebrand Pauline Hanson has experienced numerous highs and lows, but her latest descent has cast doubt on her long-term future.

Following a run of seemingly endless and vicious infighting, Ms Hanson's far-right One Nation party, which campaigned on an anti-Islam and anti-free trade platform, has disintegrated in spectacular fashion.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 18, 2018, with the headline 'Infighting leaves controversial Aussie MP's party in tatters'. Print Edition | Subscribe