One Nation senate candidate resigns over controversial video


Pauline Hanson’s One Nation is in crisis again. Senate candidate, Steve Dickson, has resigned over footage of him in a strip club.

Luca Ikesu-Ling reports.

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He’s the married senate candidate in the headlines yet again.

Australian television has run more secretly filmed vision targeting One Nation.

This time it exposes one of their candidates, Steve Dickson, with erotic dancers in the U.S.

Mark Latham, One Nation: “Well Steve Dickson has made a complete goose of himself and he’s gone, he’s got no future in politics.”

The footage, which was recorded during an undercover investigation by Al Jazeera, has shocked his party leader.

Pauline Hanson, One Nation Leader: “Steve’s language and behaviour was unacceptable, and does not meet my expectations, nor the greater public’s expectations of a person who’s standing for public office.”

The frivolity has seemingly cost him a political career with the 56-year-old immediately resigning before he was sacked.

Pauline Hanson, One Nation Leader: “I cannot and will not condone my own candidates dealing with women in this fashion either.”

Mr Dickson says he was intoxicated at the time and has apologised.

He says he’s deeply remorseful for his disrespectful comments towards women.

And he now wants some privacy as he is no longer of public interest.

Mark Latham, One Nation: “It’s a matter Steve Dickson will have to sort out with his family into the future.”

Luca Ikesu-Ling, QUT News.