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Objection lodged to Hanson in WA

AAP logoAAP 15/12/2016 Paul Osborne, AAP Senior Political Writer

A group of One Nation supporters has lodged an objection to Pauline Hanson registering her party in Western Australia ahead of next year's state election.

One Nation WA previously operated as a party in WA but has been deregistered, through the intervention of Hanson supporters in Queensland, and now exists only as an incorporated body.

Senator Hanson has moved to register Pauline Hanson's One Nation as a party in WA ahead of the March 11 election.

One Nation WA's Brian McRea said the body had lodged an objection with the WA Electoral Commission to the registration of PHON, ahead of the closure of such submissions on December 26.

"Our WA party has submitted an objection to the registration of Pauline Hanson's One Nation in WA as it is too close to our incorporated name and we do not wish to be associated with that party," Mr McRea told AAP.

Senator Hanson has told The West Australian newspaper she wants the federal police to investigate One Nation WA.

However a federal police spokesman confirmed no complaint had been lodged.

It is understood a former secretary of One Nation WA, which was incorporated in 2002, provided a copy of the organisation's membership database, without the permission of the organisation, to PHON in Queensland.

It is unknown how many, if any, of the One Nation WA members were included in the PHON submission to be registered - which required a list of 500 members.

Mr McRea said One Nation WA members believed there was a need for a strong showing in his state to bring common sense back to government.

But his organisation had been treated badly by Hanson's "national committee" based in Queensland.

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