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Hanson retains Queensland Senate spot

Pauline Hanson has retained her Queensland Senate seat, as a former Morrison authorities minister exits parliament.

Former assistant attorney-general Amanda Stoker was not re-elected, with the ultimate seat going to Labor’s Anthony Chisholm.

In a press release on Friday, Senator Hanson stated she seemed ahead to attending to work and holding the federal government to account. 

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“I thank Queenslanders for entrusting me to proceed to signify them in Canberra, and I thank all these Australians who supported our celebration and lifted our nationwide vote,” she stated. 

“I additionally congratulate Mr Albanese on Labor’s win. 

“I’ve stated prior to now he in all probability wouldn’t make a superb prime minister, nonetheless I sincerely hope he proves me fallacious.”

The coalition suffered an nearly 4 per cent swing in opposition to it within the state’s Senate race, whereas One Nation misplaced nearly three per cent of its 2019 vote.

Each Labor and the Greens had a greater than two per cent swing in direction of them, with the Greens’ Penny Allman-Payne selecting up a seat off the LNP.

LNP senators James McGrath and Matt Canavan, in addition to Labor senators Murray Watt and Senator Chisholm, had been re-elected.

Senator Hanson was elected to the higher home in 2016, with celebration colleague Malcolm Roberts profitable a seat in 2019.

Senator Stoker was appointed to the higher home in 2018, chosen to fill the emptiness left by George Brandis who went on to be Australia’s excessive commissioner to the UK.

She turns into one other member of the Morrison authorities’s ministry who didn’t retain their seat.

Former treasurer Josh Frydenberg, Indigenous minister Ken Wyatt, Pacific minister Zed Seselja and particular minister for state Ben Morton all misplaced their seats on the federal election. 

The Victorian Senate consequence might be printed by the Australian Electoral Fee on Monday morning following the distribution of preferences.

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