Mid-North Coast residents will have the chance to debate policy with Palmer United Party Federal leader Clive Palmer this month when he visits Taree and Port Macquarie with rugby league greats Matt Adamson and Glenn “The Brick with Eyes” Lazarus.
The trio will visit both towns on July 20, attending a lunch at Port Macquarie Panthers before travelling to Taree for a dinner at the Taree Wingham Race Club.
In between, Mr Adamson – a Taree Sporting Hall of Famer – will pull on his boots for the first time since retiring from rugby league in 2005 to play in a charity match for the Can Assist cancer network.
Mr Palmer said he was looking forward to meeting as many Mid-North Coast residents as possible to exchange views about how to move Australia forward and to announce party policies that were relevant to the local area.
“I always enjoy hearing from residents of regional Australia about what they think of our policies and how we should keep developing this great nation,” Mr Palmer said.
“The major parties have taken the regions for granted but we are determined to make areas like the mid-north coast a focus and what better start than a frank discussion with the people who live there.”
Mr Adamson is standing for the Palmer United Party on the NSW Senate ticket, while Mr Lazarus is standing on its Queensland Senate ticket.
The Taree charity game between local heroes the Taree City Bulls and the Wingham Rugby League Football club will be played at the Jack Neal Oval. It will feature other well-known players including State of Origin and Australian international Michael Buettner and Matt’s brother Phillip Adamson who played more than 100 first grade games.