BEAUDESERT, Australia, March 15 (UPI) -- Most Australian voters in Beaudesert, Queensland, say they have no interest in 30-year-old nude photos of a woman now seeking public office.
Beaudesert Chamber of Commerce Chairman John Staib agreed that the photographs of parliamentary candidate Pauline Hanson that have been released to the public would likely do little to hurt her electoral chances, the Brisbane Courier-Mail reported in its Saturday edition.
"If people were going to vote for her, I think they still will," Staib said.
The nude photos of Hanson, 54, were taken nearly 30 years ago by the politician's former boyfriend, Jack Johnson, who reportedly leaked the pictures to the media for undisclosed reasons.
David Oldfield, a former lover and adviser of Hanson's, also saw the photographs as insignificant as she runs for the Queensland Parliament, the Melbourne Herald-Sun reported.
"I would not see it as an issue from a political point of view," Oldfield said.
"I would think it's a good spread from a victim's point of view … . I see it as a political bonus."