One Nation leader Pauline Hanson yesterday announced the candidates her party will put forward in the Ipswich and Lockyer regions in the Queensland election.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson yesterday announced the candidates her party will put forward in the Ipswich and Lockyer regions in the Queensland election. Chris Ison ROK190715crally4

Get to know One Nation's controversial candidates

A WOMAN who compared the Chinese government to Satan, a former AFP officer involved in counter terrorism and a 27-year-old welder are some of the candidates One Nation has put forward to run in Ipswich.

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson yesterday announced the candidates her party will put forward in the Ipswich and Lockyer regions in the Queensland election.

Ms Hanson made the announcement at 2pm Sunday at an event north of Brisbane, revealing 36 candidates who will stand at the next state election, promising that more names would be announced soon.

She confirmed Jim Savage, the party's Queensland campaign manager, would be the next candidate for Lockyer.

One Nation's Jim Savage will run for Lockyer.
One Nation's Jim Savage will run for Lockyer. John McCutcheon

Mr Savage told ABC that the 36 candidates had been chosen specifically with the intention of avoiding in-party conflict like that which occurred in the 1998 election.

One Nation polled extremely well in the Lockyer Valley area in past federal and state elections.

At the last election Ms Hanson lost to sitting Lockyer MP Ian Rickuss by just 114 votes, two-party preferred.

Last month Mr Rickuss announced he planned to retire at the next election, prompting many to wonder whether One Nation would have a good chance at taking the coveted rural seat in the next state election.

While Ms Hanson may be confident that one of her best candidates can take out the seat, Mr Rickuss has previously told the QT he didn't believe One Nation would come out on top in the Lockyer.

The One Nation leader announced Shan Ju Lin would be running against Jo-Ann Miller for the seat of Bundamba.

Shan Ju Lin is One Nation's candidate for Bundamba.
Shan Ju Lin is One Nation's candidate for Bundamba. Contributed

The former Katter's Australian Party representative, who moved to Australia from Taiwan in 1991, made headlines for comparing the Chinese government to Satan.

She has also shared concerns about Chinese spies working in Australia, saying our country "is swamped by (CPC) spies" on social media yesterday.

"I am honoured to be endorsed by One Nation for the Queensland election," she said on her Facebook page after Ms Hanson's announcement.

Ms Hanson announced that 27-year-old Ipswich welder and father of one Bradley Trussell will go up against former lawyer Jim Madden for the seat of Ipswich West.

Bradley Trussell will be contesting the seat of Ipswich West.
Bradley Trussell will be contesting the seat of Ipswich West. Inga Williams

Mr Trussell contested the seat of Oxley in the most recent federal election and said, at the time, his priorities were creating jobs and helping those doing it tough.

"I want my son to grow up in a country with the same opportunities that I had growing up," he told the QT.

"I want him, and future Australians to have the opportunity to get a good education, get a good job
and not be afraid to walk down the street."

Ms Hanson also put Troy Aggett forward as the party's preferred candidate in the seat of Ipswich, currently held by Labor's Jennifer Howard. Ms Howard has held the seat since January 31, 2015.

Mr Aggett, from Brassall, ran in last year's federal election in the seat of Blair and received about 15% of the vote.

One Nation candidate Troy Aggett has been confirmed as the candidate who will be running in the next election.
One Nation candidate Troy Aggett has been confirmed as the candidate who will be running in the next election. Rob Williams

He was ultimately beaten by Labor's sitting MP Shayne Neumann, who dominated with 58.9%.

Before joining the One Nation team several years ago, Mr Aggett was a dedicated member of the Australian Federal Police.

On his description on the One Nation website, the candidate states that he was involved in high security assignments, counter terrorism operations (domestic and overseas), transportation of refugees and personal protection for senior politicians including the Prime Minister and certain overseas dignitaries.

"I firmly believe in a fair go for all and I am greatly disappointed with the leaders of this great country," he said.

"I have personally written hundreds of letters over the years asking for answers from our politicians and all have fallen on deaf ears.

"If elected, I will be able to question their motives on the floor of Parliament where they cannot hide."

Mr Aggett also took to social media to communicate with potential voters, saying that bringing family entertainment to Ipswich CBD was one of his priorities.

"Ok Ipswich, I have in my mind, ideas we need to look at to rebuild our city to create more jobs but I am not running for election on my ideas, I am running to be your voice," he said yesterday.

"I want to hear, what do you want from your politician and what do you want for our city?"

He also put the call our for volunteers to help with his election campaign, saying he needs about 100 people to help.

The next Queensland state election is scheduled to be held in or before 2018 to elect all 93 members to State Parliament.

A second round of One Nation candidates is due to be announced in the New Year.

The One Nation candidates running in the next Queensland election are:

  • Andrew Liddel: Mudgeeraba
  • Andy Semple: Currumbin
  • Ashley Lynch: Burnett
  • Bradley Trussell: 
  • Ipswich West
  • Brenden Ball: Broadwater
  • Chelle Dobson: Gympie
  • Damian Huxham: Hervey Bay
  • Damien Emery: Pumicestone
  • Darrell Lane: Albert
  • Diane Happ: Mermaid Beach
  • Elise Cottam: Callide
  • Ian Hodge: Cairns
  • James Hansen: Maryborough
  • Jane Truscott: Bundaberg
  • Jim Savage: Lockyer
  • John Cox: Redcliffe
  • Karen Haddock: Kallangur
  • Lynette Keehn: Condamine
  • Mark Higgens: Gregory
  • Matt Loth: Keppel
  • Neil Symes: Mansfield
  • Peter Rogers: Mulgrave
  • Peter Warren: 
  • Pine Rivers
  • Red Jones: Caloundra
  • Rod Smith: Beaudesert
  • Rodney Hansen: Morayfield
  • Ronald Pigdon: Coomera
  • Scott Dare: Murrumba
  • Shan Ju Lin: Bundamba
  • Sharon Lohse: Warrego
  • Stephen Andrew: Mirani
  • Steven Ford: Nicklin
  • Suzanne Black: Lytton
  • Tracey Bell Henselin: Glasshouse
  • Tracey Brown: Bulimba
  • Troy Aggett: Ipswich

Marvellous Wonderettes reunited

Marvellous Wonderettes reunited

The ladies are back and the 1970s are roaring

Three times the Elvis appeal

Three times the Elvis appeal

Elvis - An American Trilogy show is coming to the Northern Rivers

Un bon film! French cinema festival is coming

Un bon film! French cinema festival is coming

Alliance Francaise Cote du Nord has unveiled this year's program

Local Partners