Media release

Capping party spending shows Premier is running scared: Palmer

Clive Palmer said today that Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s proposal to cap party spending for the next state election showed that Labor was running scared.

“Elections should be about ideas. The Premier wants to turn Queensland into a nanny state and limit ideas. It’s the kind of thing that happens in communist countries, not democracies,” Mr Palmer said.

Mr Palmer said that without the spread of ideas, Bill Shorten would have been elected Prime Minister at the last Federal Election.

“Where would the country be if Bill Shorten was elected?  It would be a disaster,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“It is clear that Annastacia Palaszczuk has hit the panic button but it doesn’t matter what she does because nothing will stop Labor losing the Queensland election.

“Her Government should be about creating prosperity for all Queenslanders. It’s not about Annastacia Palaszczuk or Jackie Trad, it’s about the people of Queensland.

“They should get their snouts out of the trough and start serving the people of Queensland instead of themselves,’’ Mr Palmer said.