Pauline Hanson's One Nation ripped text from Wikipedia
PAULINE Hanson's One Nation has copied and pasted text from the internet, including from Wikipedia, for some of its policies.
The newly-elected senator and firebrand politician has called for a ban to Muslim immigration to Australia, a royal commission into Islam and for the banning of new mosques.
But it appears some of the policies that won the support of voters have been lifted from elsewhere.
In one example, One Nation has pulled text from FrontPage, a magazine desgined to "combat the efforts of the radical left and its Islamist allies to destroy American values".
One Nation's policy on Halal Certification has been copied from a 2013 article by FrontPage Mag author Joe Kaufman.
Examples from each article are below.
ABC reports that another part of its Halal policy is pulled directly from an anti-Islamic group known as the "Q Society".
Its position on the "Agenda 21" sustainable development agreement has been taken directly from a US group called The John Birch Society. The document is at least five years old.
And One Nation's policy on medicinal marijuana is almost identical to a Wikipedia entry on the same topic.
Pauline Hanson and One Nation have been approached for comment.