Former federal Labor leader and now New South Wales One Nation MP Mark Latham has stopped in at a Launceston pre-poll booth - and he says he believes feedback has been as positive for the party as it was in the recent New South Wales election.
Reviled by some, revered by others, Mr Latham was one of two One Nation candidates elected to the NSW Parliament in March.
He was in the North on Monday to campaign with Tasmanian One Nation Senate candidate Matthew Stephen, where they talked to pre-poll voters at a booth on Bathurst Street.
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"I think the feedback [we've received here] is as good as anything I saw in the NSW election where we got two elected and got the balance of power," Mr Latham told The Examiner. "People are friendly and receptive and, with what we're trying to achieve here, it's a good polling station."
"It looks like this will be a record-high election for minor parties, particularly in the Senate.
"And if people are looking for a party that will fight hard against political correctness and for commonsense and energy policies and to stand up for Australian values, then One Nation's clearly the way to go."
Mr Latham was approached by an older man at the polling booth and a discussion about the banking royal commission ensued. The NSW MP had a potential solution in mind for the crisis in the banking sector.
"They should have an ongoing commissioner to look at the banks," Mr Latham told the voter. "The problem is that [after] the royal commission, [the banks] might go back to their bad habits."
"They should use that Rowena Orr who was the counsel [assisting] the [royal] commission to be like a banking watchdog on an ongoing basis to make sure that they don't go back to their bad habits."
One Nation has recently been engulfed by a series of scandals.
An undercover Al Jazeera investigation captured both Pauline Hanson's chief-of-staff James Ashby and former Queensland One Nation leader Steve Dickson appearing to propose lobbying to water down gun laws here in Australia in exchange for funding for the party's election campaign. One Nation is adamant the resulting documentary was heavily edited and "a stitch-up".
Ms Hanson was seen in the documentary to theorise that the 1996 Port Arthur massacre was a government conspiracy - comments which provoked widespread outrage, especially in Tasmania. Mr Stephen stressed that his leader had repeatedly retracted these comments.
Several weeks after the documentary aired, unused footage filmed by the Al Jazeera team of Mr Dickson in an American strip club was leaked to A Current Affair. It showed him making sexist and racist remarks. Mr Dickson resigned from the parliament following the footage being broadcast on television.
On Monday, Mr Stephen said One Nation didn't have any "race-based" policies.
Among the policies listed on the back of One Nation's Senate how-to-vote card in Tasmania, one addresses the party's support for "the removal of Islamic full-face coverings in all government buildings". It cites the "sexist nature of the garments involved".
Ms Hanson infamously sought to prove a point in 2017 by walking into the Senate chamber wearing a burqa. She was subsequently chastised by a number of her Senate colleagues.
"We don't stand for anything race-based," Mr Stephen said.
"I want to make sure that fallacy is cleared up because it's something the party doesn't stand for, never has stood for and never will stand for."
Mr Stephen said some of the issues he was keen to find solutions for were the health crisis in Tasmania and the state's "lack of apprenticeships".
"I often tell people I don't have a degree in political science or law but I've got a degree in commonsense," he said. "And I think that's what's really lacking in Canberra."
"We've been busy, we've been active, we've been listening.
"My grandma always told me you've got two ears and one mouth and that's to listen before you speak."
We don't stand for anything race-based.One Nation Senate candidate Matthew Stephen
Mr Stephen said Tasmanians didn't have to worry about him abandoning the party if he got elected, like a number of former One Nation senators have done since 2016.
"I'm a One Nation member through and through," he said.
"I'm expected to work hard for the people of Tasmania and Pauline's told me personally that if I don't work hard she'll kick my backside."
Bass Labor MHR Ross Hart said a vote for "Scott Morrison, Pauline Hanson or Clive Palmer is a vote for more cuts and chaos".
"Scott Morrison and the Liberals have done dirty deals with extreme and chaotic minor parties in a desperate attempt to cling to power," he said.
Bass Liberal candidate Bridget Archer, meanwhile, said "if you live in Bass and don't want Bill Shorten and the Greens to run the country then I'll need your support with a number one vote".