fraser anning

William Fraser Anning is an Australian politician. On 10 November 2017, he was appointed to the Australian Senate after a special recount was triggered by the removal of Malcolm Roberts as a Pauline Hanson's One Nation senator for Queensland, after Roberts was found ineligible to be chosen as a senator due to his citizenship status. He resigned from One Nation on 13 November 2017, only an hour after being sworn in, to sit as an independent. According to a biography removed from the One Nation website, Anning grew up in north-west Queensland in a family of graziers. He and his wife own a number of hotels and live in Gladstone. In 1998, he stood as a One Nation candidate for the lower house division of Fairfax at that year's federal election. Prior to his appointment, Anning was facing bankruptcy legal action due to money owed to the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank which could have made him ineligible, however the case was withdrawn. Upon his swearing in to the Senate on 13 November 2017, Anning was vouched for by two crossbenchers from other parties: Cory Bernardi (Australian Conservatives) and David Leyonhjelm (Liberal Democrats). One Nation leader Pauline Hanson subsequently issued a media release saying that Anning had "abandoned" the party to sit as an independent "until something else comes along". Wikipedia
The Age - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 07:20

Queensland solicitor called police over Malcolm Roberts 'intimidation'
A Queensland solicitor called the police after former One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts confronted her over bullying allegations levelled against him and his staff.
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Sky News Australia Mon, 11/13/2017 - 21:32

Canberra 'mess' caused Anning defection
Queensland One Nation leader Steve Dickson has blamed the 'mess in Canberra' for the defection of Fraser Anning.
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Daily Telegraph Mon, 11/13/2017 - 20:33

Fraser Anning quits One Nation minutes before being sworn in to Senate
ONE Nation’s newest senator has sensationally quit the party just minutes before being sworn in to the Senate this morning.
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The Sydney Morning Herald Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:00

'She made the decision': Inside the shock collapse of One Nation's Senate bloc
Fraser Anning has long been loyal to Pauline Hanson and, more than being just ideologically aligned, he and his wife Fiona considered the One Nation leader a good friend.
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Sky News Australia Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:53

New senator splits from One Nation
Pauline Hanson's Please Explain says new senator Fraser Anning has defected from One Nation after an hour, to stand as an independent.
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The Age - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:15

Jacqui Lambie may resign from Parliament within 24 hours
BREAKING: Tasmanian independent Jacqui Lambie could be the next victim to the ongoing citizenship crisis.
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The Australian Mon, 11/13/2017 - 13:44

‘This was not my intention’
One Nation defector Fraser Anning says he had no intention of leaving the party until a meeting this morning when his more than two-decade friendship with leader Pauline Hanson “went to hell in a handbasket”.
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The Sydney Morning Herald Mon, 11/13/2017 - 02:40

Senator Jacqui Lambie may resign from Parliament within 24 hours
Breaking: D-day is approaching for Tasmanian independent Jacqui Lambie.
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