Senator confirms split with One Nation

Independent Senator Fraser Anning Source: AAP

Pauline Hanson's numbers in the Senate have been cut by one with Fraser Anning confirming he will sit as an independent.

One Nation senator Fraser Anning has given notice he will sit as an independent in parliament and not as one of Pauline Hanson's colleagues.

Senator Anning, who was third-placed on the One Nation ticket in Queensland at the 2016 election, replaced Malcolm Roberts who was found to have been disqualified due to his British citizenship.

He wrote in his letter to Senate President Stephen Parry on Monday he was unable to comply with the conditions One Nation had attempted to impose on him and would instead sit as an independent to promote the interest of rural and regional Queenslanders.

Source AAP

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