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Pensioners slugged $100 to see Hanson

By AAP Newswire

Pensioners are being slugged $100 to attend Pauline Hanson's One Nation national conference, but the party is refusing to publicly reveal where it will be held.

The secretive conference in Brisbane on Saturday has already received backlash from members who are being charged $150 to attend while pensioners get a $50 discount.

Conference organisers and Ms Hanson's office are refusing to confirm the location because of security risks.

"Due to security control measures the event location will be released to ticket holders closer to the event date, however, it is within the Brisbane CBD," the party states on a ticketing website.

The party has also refused to reveal who will be speaking at the event and will not release a program to media.

One Nation co-founder David Ettridge said there were fears some members would be refused entry to the conference which he says will be held at Brisbane's Convention and Exhibition Centre at South Bank.

"One Nation has been very secretive about the venue," Mr Ettridge said.

Disgruntled members launched a GoFundMe page to help some of the party's struggling battlers afford the hefty price of entry.

"Many members will not be able to attend due to the exorbitant attendance fee that the One Nation Executive are charging," the page states.

"In this case, many members have not even been invited to the AGM.

"This GoFundMe is to raise money for those members who cannot afford to attend the AGM, to pay for their tickets to go, and vote on important party decisions."

If they can afford the entry price, One Nation is offering a limited edition conference pack which contains a backpack, water bottle, stubby cooler, notebook, and a shirt and cap.

Other souvenirs include a "special edition" poster for $150, a bar runner for $40 and a extra stubby cooler for $10.

A signed copy of her book Pauline: In Her Own Words costs $55 but you can buy it online - unsigned - for $25.94.

The GoFundMe page is also calling for Ms Hanson to be removed from her self-anointed position as President for Life and wants her chief of staff James Ashby to be expelled for bringing the party into disrepute.

"One Nation should be democratic and members should be able to nominate for executive positions within the party," the page states.

One Nation would not answer repeated requests for details.