Hanson still hopeful of picking up 10 seats
PAULINE Hanson has claimed One Nation could still win up to 10 seats in the Queensland State Parliament as she defended her party's performance in the state election.
Speaking to Channel 9's 60 Minutes, Senator Hanson said One Nation had done "exceptionally well" despite so far failing to secure a single seat.
"What I'm hearing back from some of my people is there's about 10 seats that we possibly have got a chance of picking up," she said.
"So the counting is not over until the last vote is counted.
"Both the major political parties will be actually shaking in their boots."
During the interview, Senator Hanson dismissed claims One Nation had failed, pointing to its support in the primary vote.
She also speculated about the role her party could still play in deciding which party forms government if Labor or the LNP fail to reach a majority.
"It's not over until the fat lady sings," she told 60 Minutes.
"The whole fact is it may come down to if we win two or three seats - or even one seat, whatever - it may come down to our seat to actually decide who is going to govern."
One Nation had been hoping to replicate its success in the 1998 election when it claimed eleven seats in Parliament.
Early polls suggested the party could have claimed up to 23 per cent of the vote, but initial counting from yesterday's election showed its support has collapsed to about 14 per cent.
One Nation is still within a chance of winning several seats, including Mirani - which is currently held by Labor's Jim Pearce.
The party's state leader, Steve Dickson, lost his Sunshine Coast seat of Buderim to the LNP, while former Senator Malcolm Roberts failed in his bid to snare the seat of Ipswich from Labor.