Pauline Hanson and some of her constituency
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Former One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says she is planning to run in this year's federal election. Just for a change.
Ms Hanson says she believe there's no "representation" of Australian life and people in parliament.
"I'm going to put my hand up. I'm going to apply for the job and hopefully the people think that I'm the best person for that job to represent them," Ms Hanson told the Seven Network.
Ms Hanson’s last campaign was for the NSW upper house in 2011, when she narrowly missed out on a spot on preferences.
At the last federal election in 2010, she’d expressed interest in running for the Liberal Party, but Tony Abbott didn’t call.
Prior to that she’d unsuccessfully contested the 2009 Queensland election, the 2007 federal election, the 2004 federal election and the 2003 NSW election.
This was following on from her defeat in the 1998 federal election, after two years in Parliament and the rise and fall of One Nation.
In between the political campaigns she’s also competed for votes in reality shows, Dancing with the Stars in 2004 and Celebrity Apprentice in 2011.
Ms Hanson said her political comeback was "not about revenge".
"I went to jail, it took me over two years to get over, and it's that determination that I feel can keep me going. Why give up for something I feel that is right," Ms Hanson said.
Ms Hanson said the rising costs of electricity and the 457 visa system are the issues which concern her most.
"Water is a huge issue in this country and that needs to be investigated, along with the costs of electricity. I don't think the government is doing enough to understand that people are hurting," she said.
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