One Nation is in disarray after new Queensland senator Fraser Anning quit the party to sit as an independent crossbencher.
A furious One Nation leader Pauline Hanson accused disloyal staffers for influencing Senator Anning’s decision to abandon the party but confirmed she had not wanted Senator Anning to take up his seat.
Senator Anning’s departure – announced at a fiery party room meeting before he was even sworn in at 10am on Monday – leaves One Nation with three senators among the crowded crossbench.
The first indication that things were not well between Senator Anning and Senator Hanson came at the swearing in, which Senator Hanson boycotted. Traditionally party leaders or colleagues escort a new senator into the chamber t…