Media release

Brian Burston appointed United Australia Party’s Shadow Minister for Defence

The United Australia Party’s Senate Leader, Brian Burston, has been appointed Shadow Minister for Defence, Federal Leader, Clive Palmer announced today.

“An experienced Senator committed to the safety and security of all Australians, Brian Burston is the perfect choice for Shadow Defence Minister,” Mr Palmer said.

A passionate Australian who cares deeply for Australian traditions, Senator Burston was elected to Federal Parliament in 2016.

A former boilermaker, draftsman and teacher, he served on the Cessnock City Council from 1987-99 where he became Deputy Mayor in 1997.

“For the first time Australia has real choice instead of the duopoly that Liberal and Labor have created by voting together to keep other alternatives out of the Federal parliament,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“The established parties talk about helping the country but all they’ve ever done is stifle political alternatives,” Mr Palmer said.

“Unlike them, the United Australia Party is not comprised of career politicians. We are a party made up of genuine Australians who want to serve the country, to change the course of history and steer in a bright new era for Australia,’’ he said.

“We can’t trust our current politicians. Stand up – defend our country. Put Australia first.

“The best way to protect Australia’s future is to Vote 1, the United Australia Party,’’ Mr Palmer said.