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LNP MP Steve Dickson defects to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

The ABC reports (13.1.17) that Buderim state MP, Steve Dickson, has resigned from the LNP and joined One Nation, giving Pauline Hanson’s party a potentially vital seat in the hung Queensland Parliament.

‘LNP MP Steve Dickson has defected to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation, with the move giving the party a seat in Queensland’s hung parliament.

‘The Queensland Opposition MP and former Newman government minister quit the LNP this morning and had also removed references to the LNP from his website.

‘Mr Dickson, the Member for Buderim, said he believed the major political parties needed to “grow a backbone”.

‘”I’ve had a choice to make — I’m putting my career on the line today,” Mr Dickson said. “I believe we have to put people before politics”.

‘… Mr Dickson said the biggest issue leading to his defection was the regulation of cannabis for terminally ill patients.’

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