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17 Nov 2022
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UAP calls for VEC investigation into ‘preference whisperer’

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UAP calls for VEC investigation into ‘preference whisperer’

Victorian Leader of the United Australia Party, Geoff Shaw, has called for an urgent VEC investigation into the actions of so-called ‘preference whisperer’ Glenn Druery.

“It has come out publicly what Glenn Druery is doing, that is, getting paid by parties to preference them in the upper house,’’ Mr Shaw said.

“The fact that a person can profit from wheeling and dealing with political parties at an election, effectively manipulating the intention of Victorian voters, should be outlawed.

“I want to make it clear that the United Australia Party has not, and will not, engage in this type of practice and is not a client of Glenn Druery.

“Trying to game the electoral system could be viewed as corruption. Trying to unduly influence the outcome of an election or intentionally mislead voters could also be illegal under the Electoral Act 2002.

“The funding and disclosures team of the Victorian Electoral Commission must investigate this immediately. Victorians deserve to know which political parties have paid this ‘preference whisperer’ in the past and if such payments were disclosed to the VEC as an election expense.

“Setting up fake parties in order to funnel preferences to the Labor Party is the worst kind of voter manipulation,’’ he said.

“Victorian taxpayers fund these sham political parties with hundreds and thousands of dollars in administration and policy development funding when that money would be better spent on the broken ambulance system.

“We have a man admitting he gets paid to manipulate preferences so the cross bench will work in Dictator Dan’s favour. It’s outrageous.

“This is just another example of how due process has been subverted in the state of Victoria to allow the Andrews Government to retain unfettered power. The only way to stop the continued abuse of citizens is to vote Dan Andrews out,’’ Mr Shaw said.

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19 Oct 2022
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Victorian Upper House team revealed

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Victorian Upper House team revealed

Geoff Shaw announces United Australia Party team for Victorian election Victorian Leader of the United Australia Party, Geoff Shaw, has launched a strong Upper House ticket for the state election in a bid to restore freedom and economic certainty for all Victorians.

“United Australia Party candidates will run in every Upper House seat to deliver the change Victoria is crying out for,” Mr Shaw said.

“Under Dan Andrews’ Labor Government, Victorians have known nothing but chaos, restrictions and uncertainty, while the Liberal Party offers nothing but weak alternatives.”

“Victorians are suffering from policies that that have destroyed families, small businesses and jobs.

“I am very pleased to lead a team of excellent United Australia Party candidates to bring economic certainty and freedom for all Victorians,” Mr Shaw said.

Geoff Shaw, who will be standing as the United Australia Party’s lead candidate for the Northern Victoria region, will be supported by deputy Victorian leader Kelly Moran.

A former Qantas International worker, Ms Moran has also been endorsed as the United Australia Party’s lead candidate for the Northern Metro region in the Legislative Council.

“Now it’s time to make a change in Victoria and I want to be part of that change,” Ms Moran said.

“I will continue to fight for my colleagues to make a difference for Australia.

“The current Victorian State Government has trampled on the individual rights and liberties of its citizens, ever since it has been in control,” she said

The United Australia Party candidates are:

Eastern Victoria: James Unkles (lead), Paul Wilson

North Eastern Metro: Nathan Scaglione (lead), Irene Zivkovic

Northern Metro: Upper House Deputy Leader Kelly Moran (lead), Scott McCamish

Northern Victoria: Upper House Leader Geoff Shaw (lead), Elijah Suares

South-Eastern Metro: Matt Babet (lead), Jatinder Singh

Southern Metro: Leon Kofmansky (lead), Ronald Jean

Western Metro: Andrew Cuthbertson (lead), Deepak Bansal

Western Victoria: Natalie Failla (lead), Keith Raymond.

 

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30 Sep 2022
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United Australia Party registered for Victorian election

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United Australia Party registered for Victorian election

The United Australia Party has been officially registered by the Victorian Electoral Commission and will be contesting all Upper House regions in the upcoming Victorian election.

“The United Australia Party is looking forward to contesting the Victorian State election with a team of excellent candidates,” said Party Chair Clive Palmer.

“We are concentrating fully on gaining the balance of power in the next Victorian Parliament with our very strong Upper House ticket.”

Mr Palmer said the United Australia Party would field two candidates for each of the Upper House electoral regions to deliver the freedoms and economic certainty that Victoria so desperately needed.

United Australia Party Federal Senator for Victoria, Senator Ralph Babet, made a short statement in parliament this week, highlighting the need for change in his home state. You can watch the clip HERE

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11 Sep 2022
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Senator Babet reaffirms commitment to party and members

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Senator Babet reaffirms commitment to party and members

Federal party leader of the United Australia Party, Senator Ralph Babet, today reaffirmed his strong commitment to the United Australia Party and all its members.

“The United Australia Party is looking forward to contesting the Victorian State election with a team of excellent candidates,’’ Senator Babet said

“While the party has elected not to remain part of the AEC fiasco between elections, it will re-register prior to the next federal election.

“Because I am a Senator, the party has a right to re-register at any time and in the meantime, we will not be directed by an unelected body of public servants under the control of Government.

“Our members believe in freedom of thought, freedom of expression and freedom of association.

“As a senator I find it appalling the way the AEC acted during the last federal election.

“Our members across the country have reported serious voting irregularities and the United Australia Party will not be party to it,’’ Senator Babet said.

“While the existing political parties seek to undermine us and spread rumours about our members, we remain loyal to the principles of our party.

“This includes the freedom and rights of all Australians to express their views no matter what they may be and the need to put a brake on the power of Government that seeks to control its citizens not for their benefit but for the benefit of the few that the Labor and Liberal parties serve.

“I remain loyal to the party its founder and all that we stand for,’’ he said.

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01 Sep 2022
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Labor copies United Australia Party’s super policy

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Labor copies United Australia Party’s super policy

National Director of the United Australia Party, Craig Kelly, said today he was flattered that the ALP had copied his party’s policy to bring Australian super back home.

Prior to the 2022 Federal election the United Australia Party announced its policy platform which was designed to save Australians from the ever-growing cost of living crisis, sky rocketing interest rates and the disastrous economic situation we now find ourselves in.

“One of these core policies was bringing Australian super back home to grow the economy,’’ Mr Kelly said.

“This policy would have seen Australian super funds invest Australian super right here at home for nation building projects that would benefit all Australians.

“It would rescue and protect our economy from the sharp downturn experienced due to the rampant economic mismanagement seen from both the major parties. This policy was designed as a win/win for Australian Super and the Australian taxpayer,’’ Mr Kelly said.

“It was flattering to see that Treasurer Jim Chalmers wants to adopt our policy.

“The United Australia Party is happy to work with the Treasurer to explain the finer details of our policy for the benefit of the Australian people,’’ Mr Kelly said.

“It is clear from this political plagiarism that the United Australia Party has the best ideas for growing Australia.

“This is why were rewarded with the United Australia Party’s Ralph Babet gaining a place in the Senate, where he will work tirelessly for the best outcomes for all Australians,’’ Mr Kelly said.

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23 Aug 2022
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Craig Kelly calls for Morrison’s resignation

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Craig Kelly calls for Morrison’s resignation

The former Liberal member for Hughes and United Australia Party National Director Craig Kelly has called for the resignation of the former Liberal PM Scott Morrison.

“The fundamental function of a federal member of parliament is to be open and transparent and to uphold the values of the Westminster system,’’ Mr Kelly said

“Scott Morrison secretly swore himself in to five different federal ministries, deceiving the Australian people and his own cabinet,’’ he said.

“When I was in the party room as a Liberal Member of Parliament, we originally had open and frank discussions about the pandemic.

“That soon changed and we had a veil of secrecy creep into the party room. There is no doubt at all that this was apparent because of the big dollars from pharma companies lobbying the Liberal Party in both NSW and Federally and we saw pro big pharma policy being adopted.

“The truth is Covid is everywhere and has impacted society minimally. Vaccines are ineffective yet Morrison took over five portfolios,’’ Mr Kelly said.

“During lockdowns hundreds of Australians died from mental health issues, experienced financial stress while the divorce rate has skyrocketed.

“We are now seeing the huge economic impact of increased interest rates and inflation and debt growing rapidly towards $1.5 trillion.

“This is a result of the Liberal-Labor collusion which deprived Australians of their liberty.

“Scott Morrison, the member for Cook, should be ashamed of himself and resign in disgrace,’’ Mr Kelly said.

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23 Jul 2022
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Nominate now for the Victorian State Election

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Nominate now for the Victorian State Election

The United Australia Party has submitted an application to register the party in Victoria to contest this November’s state election.

The party will stand candidates in each of the eight (8) upper house regions and all members are now invited to nominate as a candidate if they wish.

If you wish to nominate and play your part working for a better deal for the Victoria by ending Daniel Andrews’ grip on the state, then please complete THIS FORM.

The closing date for nominations is 31 August 2022, but we will begin reviewing applications as soon as we receive them, so if you intend to nominate, please do so as soon as possible.

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14 Jul 2022
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WA government accused of ‘abusing’ entry applications

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WA government accused of ‘abusing’ entry applications

From Sky News Australia

A former WA electorate staffer, as part of her unfair dismissal claim, has alleged she was instructed by Deputy Premier Roger Cook to fast-track entry applications into Western Australia from Labor donors during the state’s border lockdown.

Sanja Spasojevic said she was not involved with the general processing of the G2G digital travel app but was assigned the task to “fast-track” Labor Business Roundtable members and donors.

“I was only given people that were Labor members from the Platinum, Gold and Silver, and we had what were called special contacts in ministerial office and we were given a task to go to the special contacts and it was either them personally or for their family members, for various reasons – some were personal, some were business,” she told Sky News host Chris Smith.

“I had contacted Roger Cook to tell him my concerns about a system that was allowing political donors of Labor to enter and exit. And yet, what was perceived to be maybe political opponents or people that were not desirable to enter the state or not refused entry into the state.

“And that’s when I thought this system is possibly being abused, it’s not fit for purpose.”

The West Australian State Opposition wants these allegations investigated by the WA Corruption and Crime Commission.

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20 Jun 2022
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Ralph Babet elected to Senate in Victoria

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Ralph Babet elected to Senate in Victoria

United Australia Party Chairman Clive Palmer has congratulated Ralph Babet on his election victory in the Victorian Senate.

“The party is very pleased to announce that the United Australia Party will have representation in the upper house following Ralph Babet’s outstanding election win in Victoria,” Mr Palmer said.

“As a former business owner, Ralph understands at the grass-roots level what is required for economic prosperity in this country.

“He will take the fight to the mainstream parties to deliver a better economic future for all Australian families,” Mr Palmer said.

“As predicted by the United Australia Party prior to the election, increasing interest rates are putting Australians under growing levels of mortgage stress.

“The United Australia Party in the senate will always ensure that the major parties do not forget about the hardships faced by Australian families.

“As Paul Keating once said, Australia is in danger of becoming a banana republic. The United Australia Party is committed to holding Labor and the Liberals accountable for their actions and adding positively to the national debate for a better democracy for all,’’ he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Palmer said that the United Australia Party would be highlighting instances of electoral fraud by the AEC in the 2022 federal election.

“There are concerning elements regarding actions of the AEC which we will be bringing to light by presenting evidence,” Mr Palmer said.

The United Australia Party has also announced it would be fielding candidates in all seats at the upcoming Victorian state election.

“We will be running candidates in all Victorian seats to give the people an opportunity to elect representatives that care about the issues facing Victoria and all of Australia,” Mr Palmer said.

Former Federal Leader of the United Australia Party, Craig Kelly, has been appointed national director of the party, it has also been announced.

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17 May 2022
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China to control the health of Australians: Palmer

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China to control the health of Australians: Palmer

Handing control of our nation’s health programs to the pro-China World Health Organisation (WHO) should raise alarm bells for all Australian citizens, says UAP Chair Clive Palmer.

“It is a shocking development to learn that the WHO will gain jurisdiction over controlling Australia’s health programs a day after the Federal Election.

“It is well known that China is a major contributor to and has a high degree of influence over the World Health Organisation. The WHO has been rightly criticised for pro-China bias in the past.

“It should be concerning to all Australians who value freedom and democracy that our health policies could fall under the influence of communist China.

“For too long we have seen governments take greater control over our lives, this is a step too far.

“The only way we can stop foreign governments controlling the level of health care that Australians receive is to vote for change on election day.

“Governments never give back freedom they take from their people. The people have to take it back,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Only the United Australia Party is committed to saving Australians from the overreach of power and unwarranted control and suppression that both sides of government have shown us in the last few years.

“Freedom forever,’’ he said.

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