'Bigger than 1998': Pauline reveals poll hopes and 'Battler Bus' in campaign launch

Pauline Hanson is hoping One Nation can better its 1998 performance when it thundered onto Queensland's political scene and claimed 11 seats.

Pauline Hanson hopes One Nation can better its 1998 Queensland election result and seize more than the 11 seats it won back then.

Senator Hanson has hit the campaign trail in her "Battler Bus" on a road trip that will take her from Brisbane to key regional seats in central and northern Queensland.

She announced One Nation would preference Katter's Australian Party ahead of Labor and the LNP because they share a vision for Queensland.

"We will preference them ahead of the major political parties," Ms Hanson told reporters on Monday, saying the two parties are "in line" in many policy areas.

"I'm not here to just prop up the Labor party or the LNP."

Asked if the two parties would vote together as a block in the next Queensland parliament, Ms Hanson said it was too soon to think about that.

"That's putting the cart before the horse.

"We're quite happy to work with anyone, whether it be the Labor party, the LNP or the Greens. I think everyone has someone to offer. Let's see what's best for the people."

Ms Hanson believes One Nation's Queensland leader Steve Dickson will win the seat of Buderim on the Sunshine Coast, and that the party can beat its 1998 record.

"I honestly do believe he will be he most influential politician in this state after the next election," Ms Hanson said.

"I think it's time for One Nation and honestly I think this is going to be bigger than what it was in 1998."

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Published 6 November 2017 at 12:12pm
Source: SBS