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Pauline Hanson and Tony Abbott catch up for coffee

AAP logoAAP 31/08/2016

One Nation senator Pauline Hanson has had coffee and a chat with one of the men she blames for her three year jail sentence.

Senator Hanson, who's 2003 conviction for political corruption was quashed, met with former prime minister Tony Abbott in her new Parliament House office in Canberra.

"I really appreciate you coming to my office and saying 'hello' and welcoming me to the parliament," she said in a video posted on Facebook, showing the pair sitting on a couch.

Mr Abbott noted the half-a-million people who voted to elect Senator Hanson.

"You'll be a strong voice for their concerns," he said.

Senator Hanson conceded she has a big job ahead - something all MPs have, Mr Abbott added.

"We've got to make the most of what I hope will be a constructive parliament."

Senator Hanson, who recently pointed the finger at Mr Abbott and John Howard for a "political witch-hunt" against her in a new documentary, noted the pair have had their differences in the past.

"But it's a new start for me in this 45th Parliament and I intend to leave any bitterness behind me for the sake of the country," she wrote with the video.

Coalition backbencher Andrew Laming said Senator Hanson and Mr Abbott should have made up years ago.

"I think it's great... they are communicating and working together," he told reporters.

Senator Hanson had to be respected because she represented the views of nine per cent of Australians.

"Let's be honest if the main parties aren't meeting the needs of the Australian people, people like Pauline Hanson will do that on our behalf," he said.

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