Plans To Halal Hanson's Fish And Chip Shop
A crowdfunding campaign is under way to buy Pauline Hanson's former fish and chip business to make it an halal food shop, but the Vietnamese couple that now own the shop say they aren't looking to sell.
Hanson, who will return to Canberra after 18 years following her win at Saturday's election, famously owned the shop when she was first elected to parliament in 1996.
So far the GoFundMe campaign to raise $100,000 has reached $135 from 10 donations.
The man behind the campaign says the point is to send a message to Ms Hanson, who sold the shop about a year after her election.
"To make a point to the new senator elect from Queensland, Pauline Hanson, the purpose of this GoFundMe is to purchase Pauline Hansons' old Fish and Chip shop and turn it into either a Kebab Shop or a Pop-Up Halal Snack-Pack store," he says on the page.
However, the husband and wife pair that have owned the store for the past few years, Thanh Huong Huynh and Huong Van Nguyen, have no intention of selling.
They said someone came in the shop a few months ago and offered $150,000 to buy the store.
"And we said no," they told AAP.