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Pauline Hanson Knocks Back Halal Snack Pack Offer

Labor's Sam Dastyari has put the meal in the spotlight, again.

03/07/2016 11:31 AM AEST | Updated July 15, 2016 12:56
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Pauline Hanson's not a fan of halal snack packs.

Labor's Sam Dastyari has invited likely One Nation senator Pauline Hanson out with him to share one of Australia's most beloved dishes -- the halal snack pack.

But from the controversial Queenslander's reponse, posted on the Dastyari's Facebook page, it doesn't look like the pair will be tucking into a meal of meat, chips and sauce anytime soon.

"Pauline right now I will invite you to join me in Sydney and I will take you out for a halal snack pack ... whenever you want," Dastyari said during a cross to Hanson in Saturday night's election coverage.

"It's not happening, I'm not interested in halal," Hanson replied, adding that she didn't "believe in halal certification".

Dastyari may have jagged Hanson with the comment, but it's unlikely to take the gloss of One Nation's results last night.

The Queensland-based party will probably take one spot in the senate and there's the chance her party could even snare 2 spots. In Queensland's lower house seats where One Nation stood, it polled over 10 per cent and in some electorates up to 20 percent, according to NewsCorp.

Hanson's rejection of Dastyari's offer will not surprise many who have in the past accused her of xenophobia and racist attitudes.

Dastyari, who's of Iranian heritage, has got a lot of mileage out of spruiking halal snack packs on the internet in recent times.

Last month he announced his biggest online stunt yet -- commissioning what is believed to be a world record, 205 kilogram halal snack pack.

He also mentioned the calorific dish in parliament earlier this year.

The meat-heavy meal -- for those not across it -- combines halal kebab meat, chips, cheese and sauce, in a styrofoam container.

The simple mix has spawned a cult online following, with 136,000 fans following the appreciation society on Facebook.

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