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24 Feb
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Covid Vaccine Program Raises Community Concerns

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Covid Vaccine Program Raises Community Concerns

Revelations that two Australians were ill following administration of the COVID vaccine were disturbing, Clive Palmer said in Brisbane today.

“While I support the use of vaccines which have approval for general use such as measles and other diseases, I am very concerned of the emergency use of this vaccine on the general population,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“My understanding is that emergency use of a medicine is only authorised if the person receiving the treatment is in immediate danger of dying. This is not the case with millions of Australians who are not ill.

“The simple fact is that we don’t have one-year safety data, three-year safety data or five-year safety data for the use of the COVID vaccine on humans or animals,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“I do not understand why it is that millions of Australians should be subject to a medical treatment that has not complied with normal usage under Australian Law.

“The Governments around Australia have done a great job in protecting all Australians from COVID and for healthy Australians to receive an emergency treatment is, as I understand it, unprecedented.

“I don’t understand why Australians needs to rush or take risks with their health.

“It is difficult to understand how there could be overdoses administered by registered practitioners,’’ Mr Palmer said.

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23 Feb
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McGowan exposes WA to massive additional burden following WA state election: Palmer

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McGowan exposes WA to massive additional burden following WA state election: Palmer

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has exposed WA to massive additional financial burden while he continues to grandstand about saving the State from bankruptcy, Clive Palmer said in Brisbane today.

“Mark McGowan is busy bragging about how he has saved WA from going bankrupt,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Instead all he has done is delay the inevitable and it will add hundreds of millions of dollars in more damages and interest to our claims.”

Mr Palmer said the legislation would ultimately be a legal failure.

“Only days before this legislation, McGowan’s Government signed a mediation agreement with me and former Western Australian Chief Justice, Wayne Martin QC,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Negotiations were scheduled to commence shortly and there was every prospect that the dispute could be settled for a fair and reasonable amount.

“Instead, the McGowan Government has now exposed the State of WA to additional financial burden.

“When the election has come and gone, he will face the music of our claim,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“He should have followed Winston Churchill’s words that meeting jaw to jaw was better than war.

“He wants war instead of peace,’’ Mr Palmer said.

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15 Feb
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AEC confirms Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party remains registered

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AEC confirms Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party remains registered

The Chairman of Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, said today the Australian Electoral Commissioned had admitted its wrongdoing in suggesting the party was not eligible to remain registered.

In correspondence to Mr Palmer from Joanne Reid, the AEC’S Assistant Commissioner Disclosure, Assurance and Engagement it stated: “I am now writing to you to advise that, as a delegate of the Electoral Commission, I have determined that Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party continues to meet the eligibility requirements set out by the Electoral Act to remain on the Register.”

In October last year the AEC issued a notice of intention to deregister the party, claiming it had failed a membership test to determine whether it had at least 500 members, sparking a legal challenge from Mr Palmer.

“It seems clear that these AEC public servants designed their comments before the last state election to distract voters,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“There was never any finding that our party has less than 500 members. It was a lie as we have many thousands of members.

“The problem is that there are too many lefties in the AEC, they are not loyal Australians.

“They need to be politically neutral, they overstepped the mark with the original decision. The AEC should be impartial and not politically motivated,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“The AEC knew we were compliant with our registration and that we had thousands of party members, however they tried to politicise themselves to gain relevance.

“The officers who made the original bad decision need to be politically neutral, they are bureaucrats and should do their jobs instead of dealing in controversy,’’ Mr Palmer said.

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11 Jan
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Liberals Hopeless in Western Australia: Palmer

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Liberals Hopeless in Western Australia: Palmer

Zak Kirkup must be the most hopeless Liberal leader in the party’s history, Clive Palmer said today.

“He is young and lacks experience. He has no leadership qualities and just follows the lead of the Labor Party,” Mr Palmer said.

“Western Australian voters are better to vote for Labor than to vote for someone who just copies the Labor Party and offers no policy or alternative.

“This is the same guy who was caught crying when he was elected liberal leader. He knows as do most Australians that the only reason Scott Morrison is Prime Minister is because the United Australia Party gave its preferences  to the Liberal Party,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Mr Kirkup does not have to worry about me donating to the Liberal Party or anyone else donating while he is leader.  No-one could support such a no hoper.”

“I would like to also correct a statement released by our public relations consultant yesterday which unfortunately I was not given the opportunity to review prior to release.

“I have not discontinued any defamation proceedings and have no intention of doing so,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“My solicitors have written to the WA Premier and Attorney General’s legal representatives offering to withdraw the charges of contempt against them in the High Court of Australia. I have done this in a spirit of reconciliation and forgiveness.

“They are quick to complain but slow to agree that we withdraw the proceedings as they are mainly after votes.

“Mr Kirkup should remember we are all Australians and all entitled to our political views. The public is not interested in personal attacks on anyone. What they want are policies that improve their lives and provide for a better future.

“Mr Kirkup should point out that the Labor Party attacks me to divert the public’s attention away from the fact that they have no policies and they seek to divert the public from important issues.

“Where would Australia be if Shifty Shorten was Prime Minister and we had a Labor government in Canberra?  Labor would have spent all the money and there would have been no JobKeeper.

“All Australians need to concentrate on the future and regrettably the Liberal Party in Western Australia has a second rate person as leader who is lost in the wilderness. He does not have to worry about donations. I am sure no one will donate to him and his party as long as he is leader,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Mr Kirkup would do well to come up with a positive policy for the people of Western Australia rather than attack someone who is not even standing in the State Election. That is how inept and inexperienced he is.

“He should learn from the recent attacks in Washington the folly of sowing hatred in the community. I don’t intend spending one dollar in the Western Australian election,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“I predict under Mr Kirkup’s leadership the Liberal Party will lose over 80% of the seats it currently holds in parliament and will become the junior partner in the coalition.

“I can’t think of one reason why anyone would vote for such an inexperienced person as Mr Kirkup.

“He should start looking for a job now. Public service has no reward, history is its only reward and Mr Kirkup’s brief time as leader will form part of history after the next state election,’’ Mr Palmer said.

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28 Oct
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Palmer video highlights truth behind Labor’s death tax risk

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Palmer video highlights truth behind Labor’s death tax risk

The Chairman of Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, last night released a video highlighting the truth behind Labor’s death tax risk.

“I’m very concerned about the death tax Labor is proposing and we all know that death duties are a policy of the Greens.

“At the next election we will decide the government of Queensland and it is highly likely that if the Labor Party gets a chance of winning, they will be in coalition with the Greens.”

In the video, Mr Palmer reminds Queenslanders that for many years Wayne Swan wanted to redistribute wealth in Australia by taking from the people and giving it to government.

“You can’t afford to give Labor your children’s inheritance, it’s as simple as that,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“People may want to make fun of me or have a go at me personally, that’s not the issue.

“The issue is to make sure that the hard work Queenslanders have done over many years doesn’t go to the Labor Party, it goes to them and their children.

Mr Palmer said the Queensland Labor Government would justify the new tax to combat its $120 billion debt blowout.

“The only way Labor can reduce its debt is by taking from Queensland families. They are out of ideas and have no policies that can deliver growth and a strong economic future for this State,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Under a returned Labor Government, we will see family assets taken by the state. Our children and grandchildren will have assets chiselled out from them after the hard efforts and endeavours of those before them,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“We simply can’t risk a Labor death tax of 20% on all the assets we hold,’’ Mr Palmer said.

View the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6D2qBod0_g

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27 Oct
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Labor’s sneaky plan to reopen the borders

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Labor’s sneaky plan to reopen the borders

The deputy leader of Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party, Anna Palmer, said today that Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk would open up the borders before this weekend’s election.

“The Premier is running scared as she knows my husband’s challenge in the High Court on November 3 and 4 will mean all borders have to open,’’ Mrs Palmer said.

“Annastacia Palaszczuk wants to open the borders now so she gets a few more votes but she should have done it three months ago.

“Politicians should be doing things that are right for society not things that they think will get them re-elected.”

“Labor has destroyed industry and robbed our children of future prosperity,’’ Mr Dowling said.

“The economy is teetering on a knife’s edge and our people are in mass unemployment. Our tourism industry has been decimated.

“Shame on Labor, shame on Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party will leave stone unturned when elected to represent the people of Queensland and get the economy moving again,’’ Mrs Palmer said.

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26 Oct
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Clive Palmer will open the borders: Dowling

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Clive Palmer will open the borders: Dowling

Leader of Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party, Greg Dowling, said the Queensland borders would be opened as a result of the High Court Challenge being led by Clive Palmer.

“Labor has destroyed industry and robbed our children of future prosperity,’’ Mr Dowling said.

“The economy is teetering on a knife’s edge and our people are in mass unemployment. Our tourism industry has been decimated.

“I will leave no stone unturned when I am elected to represent the people of Townsville and get the economy moving again.

“I will need the community’s support on election day to end more destruction by Labor, together we can stop the death tax and open up the borders,’’ Mr Dowling said.

“Under Labor we have seen the debt blow out to $120 billion from $60 billion in just four years.

“We need a new deal for Queensland based on enterprise. Only Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party can cut the red tape, stimulate the economy and open the borders.

“In fact, we are the only party campaigning around re-opening the borders.

“Many of our children don’t feel like they have a future for themselves, that’s why we have to give Labor the boot,’’ Mr Dowling said.

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23 Oct
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Labor wilts under pressure: Clive Palmer

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Labor wilts under pressure: Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer said today his pending High Court border challenge in early November had forced the Queensland Premier into scheduling next week’s reopening of the State.

“This is a serious back-down on her stance up until now,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Labor has wilted under pressure with Annastacia Palaszczuk in essence acknowledging that the borders should be reopened.

“The Premier has been campaigning in tourism areas and has seen first-hand what has been clear to everybody else for a long time, that tourism has been decimated by her party’s hard border stance.

“The timing is very interesting, with the announcement scheduled just before the State Election and the High Court challenge,’’ Mr Palmer said.

Mr Palmer said Queenslanders were fed up with the lack of compassion shown to families by Labor.

“Queenslanders are sick of the double standards when the Palaszczuk Government lets the AFL and movie stars like Tom Hanks into the State but denies families basic freedoms and dignity.

“I can’t believe that Labor and Queensland’s Chief Health Officer also stopped a young girl from visiting her dying father and then refused to allow her to go to his funeral.

“If that wasn’t bad enough, they also refused a pregnant woman medical treatment just because she came from New South Wales, causing her to lose her baby as she had to wait 16 hours to go to hospital.

“The human costs of the border closures has been severe with increased suicides and domestic violence spiralling out of control.

“Queensland needs a new deal,’’ Clive Palmer said.

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23 Oct
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Emergency action needed for emergency situation: Clive Palmer

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Emergency action needed for emergency situation: Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer said it was a matter of urgency for Adelaide to be equipped with extracorporeal life support machines to bring it in line with other Australian capital cities.

“Adelaide children are equally important as all Australian children, every other capital city has these machines,’’ Mr Palmer said.

Mr Palmer has offered to buy five of the life support machines for Adelaide’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital after a cluster of baby deaths due to a lack of access to cardiac facilities, a move rejected by SA Premier Steven Marshall.

“It’s a medical emergency I think we need emergency action,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Politicians are too reliant on the advice of professionals and need to make decisions that are in the best interest of the people they represent.

“In this case, professionals in other states have already advised on the use of these machines, where they are currently operational and saving lives,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“A start needs to be made to end needless deaths, family anguish and suffering,’’ he said.

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20 Oct
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Labor fails to muzzle Palmer

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Labor fails to muzzle Palmer

Queensland Labor has failed spectacularly in its bid to silence Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party’s opposition to a death tax.

Campaigning with his wife, deputy leader Anna Palmer in Currumbin today, Mr Palmer said the anti-death tax ads had been returned to social media despite efforts by Labor to silence freedom of speech.

“Deputy Premier Steven Miles and Queensland Labor had made a complaint to Facebook about the ads, which were suspended briefly while Facebook investigated the complaint. Facebook’s investigation has resulted in all adverts being cleared and uploaded again.

“It was a spectacular failure by Labor to muzzle free speech,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“It was Labor that originally introduced the death tax.

“I stood with Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen when he abolished it in Queensland and we saw the immediate wealth created for the state when people from Victoria and New South Wales fled the Labor states for Queensland.

“Queensland become the number one economy, thriving as a result of the tyranny of southern Labor governments.

“One by one, other states followed in removing the death tax, as did the Federal Government.

Mr Palmer said the Queensland Labor Party would be profiting from death over plans to introduce voluntary euthanasia if re-elected.

He said Labor’s push for euthanasia on top of the risk of a Labor death tax should be a matter of concern for all Queenslanders.

Mr Palmer said Queenslanders should not be made to suffer as a result of Annastacia Palaszczuk’s incompetency and desire to return to the dark ages.

“We need a new deal for Queensland. Under the Greg Dowling-led team, Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party will deliver economic growth and prosperity once elected.”

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