09 Mar '11, 4am

Australian anti-immigration firebrand Pauline Hanson is making a comeback; will run in a NSW election this month

Australian anti-immigration firebrand Pauline Hanson is making a comeback; will run in a NSW election this month

Pauline Hanson is making a political comeback, running for election in New South Wales later this month. -- ST FILE PHOTO SYDNEY - AUSTRALIAN anti-immigration firebrand Pauline Hanson confirmed on Wednesday she is attempting a political comeback by standing in a state election this month. In a surprise move, Mrs Hanson - who once famously warned that Australia was at risk of being 'swamped by Asians' - is running for an upper house seat with a group of independents in the New South Wales poll on March 26. The former One Nation party chief told Fairfax Radio Network that it was 'in the people's interest of New South Wales to ensure that I am on the floor', though she conceded that it would be a 'battle' to get elected. Mrs Hanson drew international condemnation but briefly won domestic support in the 1990s with her anti-immigration and trade protection policies, before losi...

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