One Nation's Pauline Hanson says she has one opportunity left to make an impact on Australian political, and she intends to take it.
Pauline Hanson has vowed to build a strong foundation for her new One Nation Party, saying it is her final opportunity to have a lasting impact on Australian politics.
Senator Hanson addressed party members and supporters at One Nation's annual general meeting in Brisbane on Thursday, reassuring them she was in control of the party and its future direction.
She distanced herself from previous incarnations of the party, which she admitted were controlled by others, saying she wanted to build a foundation for the future.
"I can assure you my knowledge, my experience and what has happened to me in the past, I would never ever allow it to happen to me again," Senator Hanson told the meeting.
"This is the one opportunity I have left to actually make an impact on the Australian political scene, and I intend to do it, but I can't do it alone."
Senator Hanson later clarified that she didn't have any plans to retire from politics after her current stint as a senator.
"What I'm saying is I gave it a go 20 years ago, and I'm not going to be here 20 years from now," she told AAP.
The party leader told the meeting she was "having the time of my life" in politics.
"I feel I have my voice," she said.
"And whether you agree or disagree with my stunt last Thursday on the floor of parliament... sometimes you just have to go beyond the boundaries because otherwise political correctness has shut us down for too long."
The "stunt" the senator was referring to was wearing a burqa in the Senate, for which she received widespread condemnation.
Protesters were planning to target Senator Hanson later on Thursday, with a small group gathered outside the convention centre.
"Hanson is emboldening and fuelling the growth of far right, white supremacist and even neo-Nazi groups right here in Brisbane, in a similar way to how Donald Trump has galvanised the so-called 'alt-right'," protest organiser Carl Jackson said in a statement.