Federal member for Fairfax Clive Palmer has today announced more than 100 community organisations in his electorate will receive a donation drawn directly from his parliamentary salary.
Mr Palmer said he promised to donate his parliamentary salary to community organisations in his electorate and over the coming days he will deliver on this promise.
“My parliamentary salary, deposited by the Department of Finance, has been drawn and donations will be made to community organisations in the Fairfax electorate,” Mr Palmer said.
“Organisations ranging in varying sizes, from all corners of the electorate and covering a range of areas including sporting, veterans, health, recreational, environmental, aged care and many more will all benefit from my parliamentary salary.
“These donations will allow community organisations the opportunity to further their commitment to the community, their members and those they support as well as assist them in making improvements to their facilities, buy new uniforms or equipment and even pay the bills if necessary.”
Mr Palmer said too often politicians make empty promises fail to deliver to their community and their constituents.
“I hope these donations encourage other politicians to stop making empty promises and support their electorate, not just with their electoral allowance or parliamentary duties but by genuinely giving back to and supporting their communities,” he said.
Community organisations to benefit from Mr Palmer’s electoral salary include Buderim Historical Society, Australian Air Force Cadets, Original Eumundi Markets, Cancer Council of Queensland Sunshine Coast Office, Coolum Beach Meals on Wheels, Guide Dogs Queensland, Mapleton Mens Shed, Kenilworth and District Chamber of Commerce and Citizens Inc, Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Support Group Inc, Nambour Blue Demons Hockey Club, Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show Society, Sunshine Coast Children’s Therapy Centre, Yandina Community Gardens, Sunshine Coast Police Citizens Youth Club and many more.