ONE Nation leader Pauline Hanson has been accused of failing to act after an alleged assault by one of Steve Dickson's Mountain Creek polling booth volunteers.
ONE Nation leader Pauline Hanson has been accused of failing to act after an alleged assault by one of Steve Dickson's Mountain Creek polling booth volunteers. MICK TSIKAS

One Nation volunteer 'elbows woman, blows on another'

A COMPLAINT has been made to Electoral Commission Queensland about the behaviour of a One Nation volunteer at the Mountain Creek State School who is alleged to have elbowed one woman and blown on the neck of another.

Volunteer for The Greens Frances Law alleged she saw a large One Nation supporter intimidating a much smaller female Labor supporter handing out How to Vote cards, elbowing her and towering over her in an intimidating manner.

Ms Law said when she supported the woman's complaint to One Nation booth captain Joe Natoli and then directly to Pauline Hanson herself, they were dismissed as beating it up for the media.

"The One Nation guy was towering over the lady in an intimidating way," Ms Law said. "She was saying 'stop it'."

She said she had challenged the man about his behaviour and he had become aggressive and angry.

Ms Law alleges there were between 10 and 12 male One Nation supporters there and only one spoke up.

She said when she had gone to stand in support of the woman he began blowing on the back of her neck.

"It was disgusting," Ms Law said. "He wanted to make me as uncomfortable as possible. He swore and then elbowed her. He was assaulting her.

"We went up and spoke to Joe Natoli and just said 'that didn't happen'. He was standing there and could see it.

"Pauline Hanson just accused us of beating it up for the media and refused to act.

Mr Natoli has denied the allegation, saying the Labor volunteer had kept standing in front of the One Nation supporter and that the Green supporter had then got involved.

"As far as we're concerned it's been dealt with," he said.

"They were verbally abusive and just going off. I was there, I witnessed it. They've fabricated the whole story. He was trying to hand out and another person stood directly in front of him.

"You have to give people space. She violated that space. There are plenty of witnesses to it."

One Nation chief of staff James Ashby said he would be unable to respond to the allegation before tomorrow.


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