In some light-hearted news today, it appears Pauline Hanson’s website domain has expired and been replaced with a page that redirects to the Refugee Council of Australia’s website.
You can visit the website here www.paulinehanson.com.au, if you’d like to see for yourself.
Just a PSA that One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson’s domain name expired and has been… repurposed. https://t.co/uRjMN7c53b— Isobel Roe (@isobelroe) January 14, 2021
The domain redirect was first pointed out on the Brown Cardigan Instagram page, that posted a screenshot of a Slack message from an unknown person who wrote: “Noticed the pauline hanson dot com dot au domain had expired overnight…grabbed it and did a redirect… check it out when you have a second.”
There is no indication that the Refugee Council of Australia had anything to do with the tongue-in-cheek switch.
Today we learnt that someone has purchased the domain https://t.co/E3snA8JKIH and redirected it to our site. We had no knowledge of, or involvement with, this, however, we welcome the off chance that Senator Hanson has changed her mind on refugee policy! 🤞🤞🤞— Refugee Council of Australia (@OzRefugeeCounc) January 14, 2021
Some basic Google searching also tell us that the One Nation politician primarily uses another website domain for her political work. So, the switch doesn’t appear to be anything more than some harmless fun – a fitting joke about the Senator, who has spent her career calling for bans on immigration for basically anyone who isn’t white.