Pauline Hanson (nee Seccombe) was born in Brisbane in 1954. Pauline has 4 children and 2 grandchildren.
In August 1995 she join the Liberal Party, was endorsed as their candidate for the Federal seat of Oxley in November. Pauline was a member of the federal parliament from 1996 till October 1998.
In 1998, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation won 11 seats when it contested the Queensland state election. The major political parties saw her as a threat to their power and positions and a few months later changed the voting system to preferential voting just prior to the 1998 federal election, to stop One Nation winning seats.
She was forced to resign from Pauline Hanson’s One Nation in January 2002, because of internal party politics.
In July 2006, The Bulletin named Pauline as one of the MOST INFLUENTIAL AUSTRALIANS.
Today, the party she founded in 1997, is now called Pauline Hanson’s One Nation. Recently Pauline re-joined the party as leader and National Chairman, and is the party’s Queensland Senate candidate for the 2016 Federal Election.