The Palmer United Party Senate team has unanimously elected Dio Wang to the position of Senate Whip, party leader and member for Fairfax Clive Palmer has announced.
Mr Palmer said the WA senator-elect was a natural choice for guiding the Palmer United Party and allied AMEP group which will form a voting bloc when the new Australian Senate convenes in July.
“Dio is a shining example of what can be achieved in this country with hard work and a great attitude,’’ Mr Palmer said.
“I am very proud to announce that Dio will be the Senate Whip and I am confident he will do an outstanding job maintaining party discipline and ensuring our official policies are held to.
“Dio has achieved this position less than a decade after he came to Australia from China.
“He arrived in this country with nothing but he has studied hard and diligently applied himself to his profession of engineering.
“Dio gave up his Chinese citizenship to build a life with his young family in WA and he has much to contribute to this country,’’ Mr Palmer said.
The Palmer United Party Senate group includes Dio Wang (WA), Glenn Lazarus (QLD), Jacquie Lambie (TAS) and the Motoring Enthusiast Party’s Ricky Muir (VIC).