An indigenous man who opposes a cashless welfare card for Aboriginal people is running as a One Nation candidate.
Jason Quick is flying the flag for Pauline Hanson at the next Queensland election, despite having left-wing views on Aboriginal welfare clearly at odds with his party’s national leader.
The carpenter, a Kabi Kabi Aboriginal man, is running with the right-wing party in the seat of Redlands, east of Brisbane.
His opponent is former Liberal National Party MP Peter Dowling, who made international headlines in 2013 when he photographed his penis in a glass of red wine and sent it to his mistress.
Jason Quick, an indigenous man, is running with Pauline Hanson despite his differing views
The Pauline Hanson party candidate opposes a cashless welfare card for indigenous people
While Senator Hanson wants a crackdown on indigenous welfare, Mr Quick opposes the idea of a cashless welfare card for Aboriginal people, which the Turnbull Government is trialing in South Australia and Western Australia.
‘We’re not kids anyone. You know this is your money,’ he wrote on his Facebook page on August 6.
‘The person you voted into government on behalf of you, the local Turnbull LNP corrupted member has it spent for you.’
Senator Hanson was on Sunrise on Monday morning trumpeting her support for a cashless welfare card to tackle social security addiction among Aboriginal people.
Pauline Hanson has described critics of the cashless welfare card as ‘bleeding hearts’
‘I’m sick of the bleeding hearts in this country that are not really looking at how we are going to address this problem,’ she told the Seven Network.
‘It is actually working. Kids are going to school. They are eating decent meals, they’re buying good food for the table.’
During a clash with Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Pauline Hanson said the cashless welfare card needed to be rolled out Australia-wide.
In her 1996 maiden speech to the House of Representatives, Pauline Hanson spoke out against indigenous welfare.
‘The majority of Aboriginals do not want handouts because they realise that welfare is killing them,’ she said.
The former fish and chips shop proprietor, who is now a Queensland senator, also lashed out at what she described as the ‘Aboriginal industry’.
Pauline Hanson railed against indigenous welfare and the ‘Aboriginal industry’ in 1996
The Queensland senator’s party has a Queensland candidate who opposes cashless welfare
One Nation policy also opposes amending the Australian constitution to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the traditional owners of the land.
Despite this, Mr Quick supports the idea of a treaty with indigenous people, Facebook posting on August 3 the indigenous Yolngu word ‘Makarrata’ for an agreement with a former enemy.
Three weeks later, Mr Quick posted on his Facebook page an SBS article about Aboriginal slavery and stolen wages.
In March, Senator Hanson called for SBS to be privatised because she opposed their ‘leftist agenda’.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Mr Quick for comment.
This One Nation candidate appears to support a treaty between black and white Australia
Jason Quick, an indigenous man, is running as a One Nation candidate in Queensland
Jason Quick is running against Peter Dowling, who made headlines in 2013 for putting his penis in glass of red wine and sending it to his mistress