Pauline Hanson Biography and Profile

Pauline Hanson - Australia Politics Today

Pauline Hanson (Pauline Lee Hanson) was born 27 May 1954. Pauline Lee Hanson is an Australian politician who is the founder and leader of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party. She is currently a Senator representing Queensland in the Parliament of Australia. Hanson first entered politics as a member of Ipswich City Council in 1994.

In 1978, Pauline and her second husband Mark, started their own plumbing business, employing apprentices and tradesmen, until her divorce in 1987. That same year she bought a small business takeaway, which she ran for 10 years until 1997, and was also a small cattle producer. In 1994 Pauline entered politics for the first time and was elected as a councillor on the Ipswich City Council till 1995.

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