US gun lobby scandal engulfs One Nation

Queensland's One Nation leader Steve Dickson met with with the National Rifle Association in the US.
Queensland's One Nation leader Steve Dickson met with with the National Rifle Association in the US.

ONE NATION'S GUN LOBBY MEETINGS

* Australian Rodger Muller posed as an advocate to relax gun laws while working undercover for Al Jazeera.

* He set up meetings for Pauline Hanson's chief-of-staff James Ashby and Queensland leader Steve Dickson with US lobby groups including the powerful National Rifle Association.

* The three men travelled to Washington where they met with lobbyists to investigate the possibility of getting donations for One Nation.

WHAT STEVE DICKSON SAYS IN HIDDEN CAMERA FOOTAGE

* "I feel so passionate about America sometimes I want to be American. They believe in their country. I want to be that patriotic about Australia."

* "I want to be in bed with the United States. I say that unashamedly and I don't think Pauline's too much different to me."

* "If we can get a million dollars f***ing US towards social media, I don't even need the money. I just need the grunt. If we get the grunt of that social media supporting us, I don't need to touch the money. They are a third party punching this s*** in. And we're giving them the stuff they are punching in. I don't need any more than that. That's the trick."

* "I've been a minister in a government. I'm really fortunate because I was on a committee within parliament called the Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Committee. It's bad s***. I'm never going to jail - it won't happen because I walk the knife."

* "I was changing s*** all the time." - Dickson talks about discovering the "genie's lamp" of regulation while a minister in the Newman government.

* "We've been importing all these Muslims into Australia."

* "You'd have the whole government by the balls." - Dickson on the prospect of winning the balance of power with eight Senate seats which Ashby estimates will cost $10 million."

* "The weather conditions are a whole lot better here than f***ing England and England has been taken over by Muslims so I reckon we're going to rate number one." - Dickson on the US-Australia alliance.

JAMES ASHBY

* "If they throw $10 million at is we could f***ing win a heaps of seats plus s***loads of seats in the Senate."

* "We've got a political party called the Greens. They are f***tards. Honestly they are the worst people."

* "If it gets out it'll f***ing rock the boat" - Ashby on the meetings.

* "That's really good. That's very strong." - Ashby on lobbyists' advice to "shame" people who point to massacres to argue against relaxing gun laws.

(Source: Al Jazeera's How To Sell A Massacre part one)

Australian Associated Press