ABC barred from Pauline Hanson's election-night event

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson Patrick Woods

ONE Nation refused to allow an ABC journalist into its election event as the party grappled with a poor showing at the West Australian polls.

Reporter Nicholas Perpitch was told he was not authorised to attend because it was a private function.

Journalists from other media outlets confirmed to Mr Perpitch they had arrived without any prior approval and had been allowed in, the ABC reports.


Advisor James Ashby told the ABC journalist that he was not allowed in and was asked to "respect the party's decision".

Even with One Nation's preference deal with the Liberal Party and Premier Colin Barnett, the government was routed by the Labor Opposition.

One Nation is likely to win just one upper house seat, after earlier this year predicting she could win at least six overall.

Ms Hanson has been quick to blame on the party's preference deal with the Barnett government.

She likened the outgoing WA Premier to "sour milk" that needed to be thrown out.

Topics:  abc james ashby journalism one nation pauline hanson

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