Han­son mulls ‘stupid’ can­di­date

The Morning Bulletin - - NEWS NATION -

YET an­other One Na­tion can­di­date is fac­ing the chop, but party leader Pauline Han­son is yet to de­cide if she’ll swing the axe.

Sen­a­tor Han­son said Queens­land can­di­date Pe­ter Rogers was stupid to sur­ren­der con­trol of his web­site to some­one else, but that he didn’t write a con­spir­acy-laden post claim­ing the Port Arthur mas­sacre was fab­ri­cated.

The same post also said refugee Syr­ian tod­dler Ay­lan Kurdi, whose tiny body washed up on a Turk­ish beach af­ter a bid to reach Greece by boat, was “alive and well”.

Sen­a­tor Han­son said her can­di­date for the Queens­land seat of Mul­grave was guilty of “stu­pid­ity”, but she wouldn’t say if it would cost him his can­di­dacy.

“He, in his own stu­pid­ity, he al­lowed some­one to con­trol his web­site,” she said.

The One Na­tion leader said she’d in­ves­ti­gate the mat­ter fur­ther but noted Mr Rogers had ac­cepted re­spon­si­bil­ity for the post, apol­o­gised for it and of­fered his res­ig­na­tion.

“I will take a strong stand on this but it will not be trial by me­dia,” she said.

PHOTO: AAP

NOT IM­PRESSED: One Na­tion leader Sen­a­tor Pauline Han­son.

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