The federal leader of the Palmer United Party Clive Palmer has announced the Queensland division of the party, the United Australia Party, has been granted registration.
“Today is a significant day because the United Australia Party has been granted registration in the state of Queensland by the Queensland Electoral Commission,” Mr Palmer said.
“The two major parties blocked the name federally, which is why we are called Palmer United Party at a national level, but the parties are the same.
“There’s a new force to be reckoned with in Queensland in the United Australia Party.”
United Australia Party state leader Dr Alex Douglas said the party would have a representative in every Queensland seat in the next state election.
“The United Australia Party will stand in every seat to compete against the Newman government, which is now synonymous with the word misery in Queensland,” Dr Douglas said.
“I predict the Newman government will go from a record majority to no seats at the next state election because of the misery it’s inflicted on people right across this state.
“At the upcoming federal election, Clive Palmer and the Palmer United Party will send a strong signal to the Newman government that his time is up and change is coming.”
The Palmer United Party will by next week have almost 100 endorsed candidates across the country. The party will contest 150 seats in the September federal election.