HANSON: THE NATIONALS ARE 'MISSING IN ACTION' KEY ISSUES
In your article, "Standing out from the crowd" (The Weekend Advertiser, June 27), Ron Boswell shows just how embarrassingly out of touch he is.
Australians know the Nationals have been missing in action for some years and the void they have left behind is rightly being filled by parties that care about regional and rural areas - One Nation is leading the pack.
On the issue of "my" High Court challenge to Queensland's border closure, the court hearings are well underway, initiated by me and already putting pressure on the Palaszczuk Queensland Labor government to the benefit of millions of Queenslanders, including disgruntled Nationals supporters.
It's a shame that the Nationals have sat back and done virtually nothing on these crippling border closures, which have affected countless businesses and hundreds of thousands of everyday Queenslanders.
I also have repeatedly raised the matter of Australia's dairy industry, which is losing countless farmers annually and for which I twice introduced proposed laws aimed at protecting their livelihoods and incomes.
The bills unfortunately failed due to Nationals senators voting them down along with their Liberal mates.
Is Mr Boswell proud of the Nationals' failure to support such a vital traditional Australian farming industry?
One Nation is also leading the fight against the Greens, which has no interest in the bush and is doing all it can to hamstring farmers and their abilities to clear land, secure their water and access affordable electricity.
One Nation also fights the Greens' attempts to destroy coal mining.
These issues are important to the bush and ones I'm sure wavering Nationals voters would wish the do-nothing party would also fight for.
One Nation has also raised other key issues recently, including the fact that "all lives matter" and exposing truths about Aboriginal deaths in custody, as well as pushing a hybrid Bradfield Scheme - all of which the Nationals senators voted against.
In addition, One Nation recently forced the Nationals to support our call to rule out an appeal to the Federal Court decision that the 2011 live export ban was unlawful.
The Nationals initially refused to rule out such an appeal.
Mr Boswell is of course trying to falsify facts to boost the dwindling support for the Nationals, who have proved that they are no longer the party of the bush and would rather cosy-up to their city-based Liberal big brothers.
Your story importantly highlighted what is a glaring symptom of the Nationals' change of allegiances to the city.
The bush is constantly in battles for survival on many fronts and the Nationals have been MIA, so it is no wonder that the void they have themselves left behind is being filled by One Nation, whose actions in the Parliament and in public prove that it does care for rural communities.
One Nation will continue rolling up its sleeves to step into the fight for everyday Australians, including for all those who have been abandoned by the Nationals.
Senator Pauline Hanson, Leader of One Nation
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