One Nation Removed Candidate Because He Was Too Old, A Couple Claims

[et_pb_section admin_label=”Section” fullwidth=”on” specialty=”off”][et_pb_fullwidth_post_title admin_label=”Fullwidth Post Title” title=”on” meta=”off” author=”on” date=”on” categories=”on” comments=”off” featured_image=”on” featured_placement=”below” parallax_effect=”on” parallax_method=”on” text_orientation=”left” text_color=”dark” text_background=”off” text_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.9)” module_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0)” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” title_font_size=”56px” title_font_size_tablet=”36px” title_font_size_phone=”28px” title_font_size_last_edited=”on|phone”]

[/et_pb_fullwidth_post_title][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section admin_label=”Section” fullwidth=”off” specialty=”off”][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_code admin_label=”Code Ad” saved_tabs=”all”]<script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><!– ph-tribune.com –><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><ins class="adsbygoogle"<!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> style="display:block"<!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> data-ad-client="ca-pub-5754243708111439"<!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> data-ad-slot="8252036959"<!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> data-ad-format="auto"></ins><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><script><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –>(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});<!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –></script>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]

Senator Pauline Hanson sacked Mr McLean who is 87 as a candidate in the West Australian election because she felt he was “too old” to run for parliament, former One Nation Party’s branch founders Ron McLean and Marye Louise Daniels claim.

Senator Hanson told him he was too old to be a candidate, as he would “be 91 when the term is finished”, Ron McLean said.

Mr McLean, 87, had reprised his role as One Nation’s WA branch president in December, but was sacked last month and removed from the party’s ticket for the Legislative Council. His 79-year-old wife was also removed as secretary.

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]

Mr McLean has now filed proceedings with the Equal Opportunity Commission.

The couple’s Perth-based lawyer, John Hammond, told a press conference One Nation had breached its constitution in dealings with Mr McLean and Ms Daniels.

“To say that Ron is too old to be number three on the One Nation ticket is abhorrent,” Mr Hammond said.

(ABC)

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Add Comment