Media release

Anna Palmer appointed deputy leader

Anna Palmer has been appointed Queensland deputy leader of Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party.

Queensland leader Greg Dowling said the Party Executive of Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party has unanimously endorsed Mrs Palmer for the deputy position.

The mother, business leader, lawyer, chartered accountant and former executive at Rio Tinto is contesting the seat of Currumbin in the upcoming State Election.

“Queenslanders need a new deal, which is why I am honoured to join team Greg Dowling. Greg is a successful businessman and former rugby league great who is committed to Queensland’s future and who knows how to lead.

“As a mother, I am appalled with how the current Queensland Labor government is treating families,’’ Mrs Palmer said.

“The Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young have shown no compassion or common sense during this pandemic.

“We have seen their true colours in the heartless treatment of Queenslanders, barring family members from hospital visits and attending funerals when there has been no sound medical grounds to do so.

“What’s more, the Palaszczuk Government wants to bury Queenslanders with its 20% death tax.

“Queensland Labor has been responsible for a $120 billion debt blowout and now they want to take from the dead to balance their books.

“It’s time to give Labor the boot, we need a new deal for Queensland based on enterprise. We need to cut the red tape, eliminate payroll tax and eliminate land tax to make our state stronger and more competitive, and provide employment for our people.

“We will also ensure a death tax is never introduced in Queensland,’’ Mrs Palmer said.