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One Nation party leader in 2004

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I'm in the process of reworking the 2004 scenario that came with the 2007 game to work on the current edition of the game. Like I did with the updated 2010 and the 2007 scenarios, I'm adding some of the smaller parties to help give a more realistic feel to the preferential ballot. One of the parties I've added is One Nation, but I can't seem to find anything that tells who was the party leader at the time of the election. I checked Antony Green's blog, Wikipedia, and tried various Google searches, but I couldn't find anything. I found that Pauline Hanson had already left the leadership of the party, but I couldn't find anything that said who replaced her. I have Len Harris as a placeholder for the moment, as he was elected to the Senate as a member of the party, but if anyone can tell me who the leader actually was, I'd like to have as much realism as possible. If anyone knows who the actual leader was, I'd appreciate the information!

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Well according to the Australian Electoral Council, there was no party actually called "One Nation", there is only "Pauline Hansons One Nation", so I assume that Pauline Hanson led the party.

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The party was registered under that name, but Hanson left the leadership in 2003. I'm trying to find out who replaced her in the leadership role.

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The party was registered under that name, but Hanson left the leadership in 2003. I'm trying to find out who replaced her in the leadership role.

There's always the possibility the party didn't bother with an official leader after Hanson's departure. I've seen this case a few times in various parlimentary histories, including here in Alberta when the Social Credit ran in 1935 without a party leader and only selected (and convinced him to go along with it) William Aberhart to be their leader (and thus Premier) after a shocking suprise win, getting him in through by-election when another party member gave up their seat. Also, both the British and Australian Green Parties have gone significant periods without an "official" leader. Just a possiiblity, I guess.

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That may be the case. I didn't think of that, but thanks for the suggestion. I think unless I'm given information that demonstrates that's not the case, I'll go with that idea and leave Harris in as the "unofficial" leader.

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