One Nation Senate Candidate Quits Over Strip Club Footage

One Nation senate candidate Steve Dickson has offered Pauline Hanson his resignation after footage of him at a strip club was broadcast.

Dickson quit after footage emerged of him making disparaging comments about a woman in a Washington DC strip club were broadcast on television on Monday night.

The statement reads his wife is standing by him and he is "deeply remorseful for my disrespectful comments towards women".

"I found the footage difficult to watch as my words and actions under intoxication and in that environment, are not a true reflection of myself," he said in the statement.

Dickson was also caught saying "I've done more Asian than I know what to do with" and that strip clubs are better in the Philippines because women dance on top of the bars and "then take everything off", the footage recorded by Al Jazeera during an undercover investigation shows.

The footage comes a month after the Al Jazeera investigation released footage from a meeting between Dickson, Hanson's chief of staff James Ashby and the National Rifle Association in Washington, DC in September 2018.

The recording was captured by an undercover journalist and was leaked to Nine's A Current Affair, which broadcast the footage on Monday.

Al Jazeera has said in a statement overnight that it had not run the footage in its report and condemns the "unauthorised use of its material."

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One Nation leader Pauline Hanson condemned his behaviour, in a press conference held outside her southeast Queensland home.

Steve Dickson and a woman in a strip club in Washington. IMAGE: ACA

"I am aware that strip clubs are a perfectly legal business and that many men in this country have visited one, just like women hire strippers for hen's nights," she said.

"But Steve's language and behaviour was unacceptable and does not meet my expectations or the greater public's expectation of who's standing for public office."

Hanson said that she was upset by the situation and had accepted Dickson's resignation.

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However, Dickson will remain on the One Nation ballot for the federal election and Hanson asserted that it was extremely unlikely that he would be elected.

Hanson also criticised Al Jazeera's treatment of the footage, saying that it had been captured in September of 2018 and was "conveniently" given to A Current Affair to air less than three weeks out from a federal election.

The press conference was cut short after Hanson was repeatedly asked by reporters about One Nation purposefully seeking out donation from the NRA in earlier Al Jazeera footage.

However, Hanson maintained that the party had never approached the US organisation for funding and it was only discussed as a result of journalist probing.

Featured image: A Current Affair

With AAP.