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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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04 May 2022
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Home loan interest rates under threat

Home loan interest rates under threat

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Shadow treasurer for the United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, said today the 25-basis-point rise to 0.35% was a clear indicator that interest rates would continue to rise after the Federal Election.

“We are seeing interest rates in the United States and the UK rising steadily and the same thing is going to happen in Australia as a result of increasing inflation which is now over 5% per annum,” Mr Palmer said.

“Only the United Australia Party can save Australian homes. We have outlined our policy of capping all home loan interest rates at 3% for the next five years to protect home ownership and our way of life.

“This policy is the only way most Australians will remain in control of their home equity and wealth.

“If interest rates follow increasing inflation rates, how are Australians expected to survive?

“The Reserve Bank has indicated today that rates will continue to rise,’’ Mr Palmer said

“The United Australia Party is the last sentry at the gate. The coming election is our last chance to protect our right to wealth before it is wiped away.

“You can never trust the Liberals, Labor or The Greens again.  At this election, all Australians must vote for the United Australia Party to protect their homes and their families,’’ Mr Palmer said.

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22 Apr 2022
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China makes land grab in Western Australia: Clive Palmer

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China makes land grab in Western Australia: Clive Palmer

Following China’s security pact with the Solomon Islands, Chinese Government-owned companies were parties to a hearing in the Supreme Court of Western Australia designed to circumvent the Australia Foreign Investment Review Board, Mineralogy Chairman Clive Palmer said today.

Mr Palmer confirmed that Chinese Government companies were seeking control over hundreds of square kilometres of Western Australian land and had not sought approval from the FIRB as required by Australian law.

He said the Chinese Government was unlawfully seeking control of Australian land in the Pilbara region.

“By commencing actions in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the Chinese Government companies were creating tension between the court and the FIRB,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“This is a tactic to divide and conquer our nation used frequently by the Communist-Government quest internationally.

“This is a serious attack on Australian sovereignty and the loyalty of Australian citizens assisting the Chinese Government-owned companies is a concern,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“In essence, they are trying to gain control of the Port of Cape Preston without first seeking approval of the FIRB.  All Australians should be alarmed. I have serious concerns for Australia’s security.

“Mineralogy has not been able to gain access to its own tenements to inspect what the Chinese companies are actually doing at Cape Preston despite written agreements requiring such access.

“We received complaints from workers on site that there are secret activities going on. I believe the Minister of Defence must have the site inspected in the interests of the nation’s security,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“It is a matter of great concern that the Chinese Government companies are occupying a major Australian port and denying full access to Australian companies who own the right to the land where they are constructed,’’ Mr Palmer said.

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10 Apr 2022
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United Australia Party NOT preferencing Greens

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United Australia Party NOT preferencing Greens

United Australia Party Chairman Clive Palmer affirmed today the party would not be preferencing The Greens in the coming election, describing media reports to the contrary as fake news.

Mr Palmer said that at his National Press Club address this week he had responded to a loaded question from an ABC journalist with a tongue-in-cheek reply, noting that The Greens had never been in government so were not directly responsible for the nation’s debt.

“I made a tongue in cheek remark because I was responding to an ABC journalist that, like the ABC, I may preference the Greens before the others. The fact of the matter is the party executive has unanimously agreed that The Greens will be last,” Mr Palmer said.

Mr Palmer made it clear in the original exchange that Labor, the Liberals and The Greens would occupy the bottom three places of United Australia Party how-to-vote card.

“The comment has been taken wildly out of context and twisted by some media outlets. It is nothing more than fake news,” Mr Palmer said.

“The notion that United Australia Party would preference The Greens is as ludicrous as them giving preferences to us,” he said.

Mr Palmer has already affirmed that neither the Liberals, Labor, Nationals or the Greens would appear on the party’s Senate preference ticket.

“Each individual voter determines how they order their preferences. How-to-vote cards are simply a guide from each party – all the power rests with the voter,” Mr Palmer said.

“All United Australia Party members, supporters or undecided voters can rest assured that the United Australia Party will not be preferencing The Greens.”

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07 Apr 2022
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United Australia Party outlines economic plan for freedom and prosperity

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United Australia Party outlines economic plan for freedom and prosperity


CANBERRA: The United Australia Party has outlined its economic plan to deliver freedom and prosperity for all Australians.
Chairman and Shadow Treasurer Clive Palmer said only the United Australia Party could save Australia from the economic catastrophe imposed by the Liberal and Labor governments in racking up $1 trillion in debt.
The European Central Bank has released a study of the public debt and long-term interest rates of the economies of Germany, Italy and the USA setting out the relationship between high debt and interest rates in those countries over a ten-year period.
“It concludes when you study the data high levels of debt, such as we are suffering, have little impact on short term interest rates over a one-to-two-year period.
“But then after that, in two years’ time when applied to Australia’s circumstances, it demonstrates that interest rates will most likely not only double with our level of debt, but quadruple.
“Already, the Commonwealth Bank recently predicted there would be four home loan increases this year.
“The Chief Executive of the IMF has confirmed that it is inevitable that interest rates will rise.
“And in the US, the Federal Reserve plans to raise interest rates three times in 2022. Inflation is rising its head in Australia with price escalation for fuel, energy and basic commodities, and after the election we will face runaway inflation which will lead to higher interest rates that will devastate Australian families and businesses and destroy the independence and freedom of the nation.
“The impact of increasing interest rates has been considered by other studies which have shown that if our interest rate for home loans doubles from 2% to 4%, 60 percent of all mortgages will be in default and if the interest rate goes to between 6 to 8 % as it most surely will, the default rate will be greater than 90%,” Mr Palmer said.
“The real damage of the pandemic is the trillion-dollar debt racked up in Australia by Scott Morrison and Australia’s debt record-breaking treasurer Josh Frydenberg, who has never even run a small business.
“Frydenberg says we can have a surplus of 10 billion a year and pay down our debt but at that rate and projected interest rate, I estimate it will take over 150 years to get the nation back to where it was when John Howard left office.
“We don’t have 150 years to act.  Unless Australia’s unprecedented debt is urgently remedied it will cause all mortgages to default as interest rate rise, it will cause Australians to lose their homes, and it will also remove the underlying security for all our small businesses.
“Australia must act now to save our homes, to save the country’s economy, to protect our freedom and independence,” he said.
Mr Palmer said under Craig Kelly’s leadership, the United Australia Party would tackle the $1 trillion debt problem head on implementing measures designed to protect the Australian economy from the impact of the failures Labor and the Liberals.
“The iron ore market is supplying the boom in manufacturing in Asia upon which the economies of Japan, Korea, China and the rest of Asia depend. Asia is reliant on Australian iron ore. Without it, the Asian economies can’t function. That is the reality.
“Tens of trillions of dollars have been invested in China, Japan and Korea based on the supply of Australian iron ore.
“Their supply chain and the prosperity of their people, as well as their exports, are linked to Australia. Australia has become the quarry upon which all of Asia bases its prosperity. This becomes apparent when we consider the iron ore supply sources to Asia. Australia supplies 75% of that market.
“South American infrastructure and production cannot be expanded, and infrastructure in Africa is a nightmare. In essence, Australia is the dominant and only supplier of iron ore growth in Asian economies, and is at the bottom of the food chain, while Asian economies expand and benefit from low priced Australian iron ore, and use their financial clout to punish Australia, when they know how vulnerable their economies are to Australia.
“But our politicians lack the foresight and courage to protect and defend Australia’s interests.
“Australia must act now to save our country from the catastrophe that is about to destroy our economic prosperity and the security of Australian families.
“In the 1960s the Australian Government had export licences for our iron ore. Many nations in Asia, such as Indonesia, have in recent times introduced export licences for their nickel and other resources, as the growth of world trade and the accelerations of export has required the national interest of those countries to be protected.
“The United Australia Party will introduce a 15%-export licence for all iron ore exports from this country, and will pledge the proceeds from such licences to be used for the retirement of the one trillion-dollar debt mountain that Australia faces.
“Our modelling which we will release before the election confirms the export licence proceeds will reduce the debt level by 70% within 15 years and in the process save Australia from high interest rates.
“In the meantime, the United Australia Party will use the power of the Constitution to put a cap on the bank home lending rate at a maximum of 3% for the next five years to protect six million Australian homes, and defend the prosperity and freedom of all Australian families and the independence of our country.
“Many people are unaware that Australia is the fourth largest holder of pension fund assets in the world. Australian super funds have around 3.5 trillion dollars and are one of the largest sources of capital in the world, but much of it is invested in North America and Europe and does not provide economic growth and employment for our citizens.
“Under a United Australia Party government, at least one trillion dollars of Australian super invested off-shore will be required by law to be instead invested in our country to secure our citizens’ economic prosperity and maintain the nation’s independence.
“It’s projected that in 2041 we will have 9.5 trillion dollars of super and that super must be deployed to benefit our country and our people, not some foreign country.
“Further, one of the United Australia Party’s long-standing policies is to stop the provisional tax being paid in advance by Australian businesses, before profits have been made,” Mr Palmer said.
“The United Australia Party will stop it, to allow up to an extra ninety billion dollars to circulate in our economy and provide GST revenue for the government and jobs, jobs and more jobs for Australians.
“We also want to see the government play a key facilitating role in setting up new export industries for Australia, much as they did for BHP at the start of the last century.
“Australia can process its own minerals and instead of exports worth a few hundred dollars a tonne we want to have exports worth over $10,000 a tonne, which will provide stronger exports, stronger tax revenue and more real jobs for all Australians.
“The Commonwealth can use the increased financial strength these measures will bring to invest, among other things, in our health facilities.
“Despite the one trillion of debt run up by Morrison, there has been no increased investment in our hospital system in the last two years. It is shameful to be playing politics with Australians’ health,” Mr Palmer said.
Mr Palmer said the United Australia Party was committed to stimulating economic growth in rural areas.
“Our cities are bursting at the seams. We face a future of heavy congestion, serious housing affordability issues and mounting cost of living pressures.
“By providing a 20% tax concession incentive to people living more than 200kms from a capital city, we can decentralise Australia and encourage people to move to or settle in regional areas. This will provide Australians with a lower cost of living and housing affordability, and ensure our existing infrastructure in the regions and competitive industrial land is fully utilised.
Australia is failing to maximise revenue from its prized mineral resources by continuing to send unprocessed ores overseas.
“The United Australia Party’s downstream processing policy will see more stages of the mining process happen on Australian soil, rather than offshore, resulting in much higher returns, along with stimulants for both economic growth and job creation.
“We can use Australia’s mineral resources to kick-start our economy by setting up downstream processing in States such as South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria that aren’t as resource rich as other states.
“So, the message for all Australians is that if you’re happy with all that is being done now, if you believe that Scott Morrison or Anthony Albanese really represent your interests, you can vote again for them.
“But for all the reasons I have outlined, and if you believe as I do that an interest rate of no more than 3% on home loans for the next five years is more likely to secure you and your family’s future as we go forward in this century then you must vote for the United Australia Party,” Mr Palmer said.

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24 Mar 2022
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Freeze the fuel excise: Palmer

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Freeze the fuel excise: Palmer

The United Australia Party will freeze the fuel excise when elected to reduce cost-of-living pressures on Australian families, the party’s shadow treasurer, Clive Palmer, announced today.

“Under the Labor and Liberal coalition, fuel prices continue to soar as a direct result of the economic crisis they have created.

“Today Australia faces a trillion dollars of debt which is unpresented in our nation’s history, and the only response from the Morrison and Labor governments is to slug us with extra taxes,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Under a United Australia Party government, the fuel excise will be frozen and no more extra taxes will be imposed on hard-working Australians.

“The United Australia Party will deal with the trillion dollars of debt head on by implementing measures designed to protect the Australian economy from the impact of the failures of the Liberals and Labor,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Australia must act now to save our country from the catastrophe that is about to destroy our economic prosperity and the security of Australian families.”

Mr Palmer said the full details of the United Australia Party’s economic platform will be announced on April 7.

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18 Mar 2022
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