Clive Palmer Challenges For Full Debates

Media Release

The federal leader of the Palmer United Party Clive Palmer has challenged both Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott to broaden forthcoming debates to include all challengers and to include the real issues facing the nation.

Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott will go head to head in the first televised debate of the election campaign tomorrow evening.

“Mr Rudd and Mr Abbott have finally agreed to a debate with each other but both have refused to debate me,” Mr Palmer said.

“How can the election campaign be a battle of ideas when they want to exclude our ideas from national discussion?

“Holding limited debates is actually robbing Australians of having real choices.

“Why have they both refused to debate me when the Palmer United Party is fielding candidates in all seats in the House of Representatives and in the Senate?

“They are devoid of ideas and are offering Australia more of the same as Australia’s debt increases at over three billion dollars a week.

“There’s only one way to challenge the incumbent political parties and create wealth for Australia and that is to vote for the Palmer United Party at the forthcoming election.”