After Pauline Hanson tapped into the redneck vein in 1996, she claimed to form a political party called Pauline Hanson's One Nation. People flocked to join Pauline Hanson's One Nation, and thought they were joining Pauline Hanson's One Nation, but were actually joining an organisation which was a Pauline Hanson support group.
Pauline wasn't that smart, but she had some smart people called David working with her. The Chinese community was about to use weight of numbers to all join the party and destroy it. Unfortunately they couldn't actually join the party itself. The party was 'designed like a lizard, which can lose it's tail if attacked' - the support group (which anyone could join) could be jettisoned if it were taken over, and another one formed. Pauline Hanson's One Nation was actually a private company run by Pauline and two of her colleagues David and David.
Unfortunately David and David outsmarted themselves. They needed 500 members to call themselves a political party and to get funding from the electoral commission. They submitted a list of names from people from the support organization, and received around $AU500,000 in funding.
The electoral commission paid this money and then laid charges against Pauline and one of the Davids for fraud. The funny thing is that the Davids never made any secret of the party arrangement. The electoral commissioner must have been aware that what was going on, but presumably never rejected the claim, nor asked for a clarification from the Davids.
Whether this is a genuine conspiracy or just a demonstration of bureaucratic incompetence is left to the reader.