Oz Immigration Patriot Pauline Hanson Rebounds?
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It looks like Australian immigration reform patriot Pauline Hanson might have won a New South Wales Upper House seat in the just-concluded election: Anti-immigration politician returns to forefront of Australian politics, by Bonnie Malkin, Daily Telegraph, April 11 2011. Whatever the ultimate outcome, this is a remarkable rebound. Hanson's movement not only faced the teething problems typical of nascent political movements but was actually jailed by the very PC Australian governing class for technical violations of election laws. (Her conviction was overturned). A detail American readers might miss: Hanson has achieved this while moving to New South Wales from her former base of Queensland—rather as Hilary Clinton moved from Arkansas to New York to become U.S. Senator, rare in a federal system and more evidence of the immigration issue's power.
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