when making a deal with the devil, there is hell to pay...
Liberal sources have confirmed to the ABC the party will direct preferences to One Nation in the upcoming West Australian state election.Key points:
The deal means the Liberals will preference One Nation ahead of the Nationals in the Upper House in regional areas.
In return, the Liberal party is calling on One Nation to preference the party above Labor in all Lower House seats they are contesting.
"I've had a view and I am satisfied with this outcome," he said.
"It is unusual but it is a practical pragmatic decision by the Liberal Party because what we're out to do is to retain government."
The major parties are concerned about their electoral fortunes in upcoming state elections in Western Australia and Queensland amid the resurgence of Pauline Hanson and her party.
Industry, Innovation and Science Minister Arthur Sinodinos was asked whether the Liberals would seriously consider preferencing One Nation ahead of The Nationals in at the March 11 WA poll.