Pauline Hanson on the attack as Ashby quizzed by police
PAULINE Hanson says she has "nothing to hide" after it was revealed her personal bank account was advertised on the One Nation website accepting political donations for three years.
The One Nation leader said this morning the reports were "absolutely ridiculous".
In an interview with Sydney radio station 2GB, Senator Hanson also said she felt personally targeted by the media.
"I know they are after me, I have no doubt about that whatsoever," she told 2GB breakfast host Alan Jones.
"What I heard yesterday about this account, Alan, it's just absolutely ridiculous," Senator Hanson said.
The Daily Telegraph reported yesterday that Senator Hanson's personal bank account had been advertised on the party's website.
Supporters had donated more than $2500 to her personal account in the lead up to the 2016 federal election. The account details were removed from the website two months ago.
Senator Hanson said the account had been open since about 2013 when she stood for election then.
The funds raised had been used for her campaign for the past two federal elections, she said.
"No worries, let that go to the investigation," Senator Hanson said.
"I've got nothing to hide."
One Nation has been under fire after two tape recordings of private conversations were leaked to the media in the past fortnight.
The Australian Electoral Commission is currently investigating whether the party breached gift disclosure rules in relation to a $160,000 Jabiru light aircraft.
Queensland Police are investigating after one leaked tape revealed Senator Hanson, her chief of staff James Ashby and other party officials brainstormed a method to make money from party candidates and taxpayers ahead of the state election in a private meeting.
Today Senator Hanson singled out the ABC as one of the key media targeting her.
Earlier this week One Nation had threatened to vote against Coalition budget measures in the senate, where it holds four crucial crossbench votes, unless the Turnbull Government agreed to slash the national broadcaster's funding.
The party later backtracked on the threat.