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Hanson loan bankrolled federal campaign

AAP logoAAP 13/12/2016 Paul Osborne

Pauline Hanson personally loaned her One Nation party almost $200,000 to fund its federal election campaign.

The $191,000 loan is revealed in the Pauline Hanson One Nation party's disclosure return to the Electoral Commission of Queensland, lodged by her brother-in-law and party treasurer Greg Smith.

Made in eight payments over four months, it represented 83 per cent of all of the funding received by the party between January and June this year.

Senator Hanson's party, which picked up four Senate seats at the July poll, banked $1.6 million in public funding due to its strong primary vote.

The only other donations for the period came from Gold Coast builder Kevin Waldock and Wondai builder Graham Cairns.

Senator Pauline Hanson speaks with the media and local taxi owners at Suncoast Cabs head office © Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images Senator Pauline Hanson speaks with the media and local taxi owners at Suncoast Cabs head office
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