Many people think One Nation is a conservative party. However, its changing positions on tax policy and today's revelation that it is supporting euthanasia should put paid to that idea.
One Nation abandons conservatives to back Greens’ death wish
Conservatives will be disappointed today to learn that Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party is understood to be backing doctor-assisted suicide, a pet policy of the Greens.
Conservative Party spokesman Lyle Shelton said many social conservatives had been attracted to the anti-establishment party but it was becoming clear it lacked clear principles.
“Whether it is an inconsistent view on lower taxes or support for allowing doctors to kill their patients, One Nation does not present a principled platform for social and economic conservatives.
“It’s one thing to be able to articulate the legitimate grievances people have with our broken political system, it is another to put forward a coherent and principled policy approach.
“The Senate cross bench needs stable and clear-minded parliamentarians to take the fight up to the Greens and to stop the Coalition’s continued drift to the left.”
The Australian has reported that it understands One Nation has given backing to a private Senator’s Bill put forward by libertarian Senator David Leyonhjelm, and supported by the Greens, to overturn the ban on the territories legalising euthanasia.
“Greens and extreme libertarians have always had similar policies on legalising drugs, abortion and euthanasia. Many social conservatives will be disappointed to see One Nation aligning itself with this unholy alliance’s euthanasia agenda.”
Media contact: Lyle Shelton at firstname.lastname@example.org