Media release

Foreign funded GetUp should get out of Warringah: Palmer

Federal Leader of the United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, has criticised the role of left-wing lobby group GetUp in supporting Warringah independent Zali Steggall.

He said the partially foreign-funded group should not be interfering in the federal election.

“GetUp, which is conducting a major campaign in Warringah and other seats, has a history of receiving foreign donations.

“Influence from overseas interests should have no place in Australian politics,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“The United Australia Party’s Suellen Wrightson is the only true honest voice for the people of Warringah,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Suellen is an outstanding candidate with an incredible work ethic and ability to connect with everyday Australians.

“She may not have a law degree like her Warringah opponents do, but she has excellent life experience and  a passion to make Australia great,’’ he said.

Ms Wrightson has a strong political background having campaigned as a Federal Senate candidate for the Palmer United Party in 2013 and serving as an elected member of the Cessnock City Council from 2012-2015 where she was a member of the Joint Regional Planning Panel for the Hunter region.

She is committed to helping everyday Australians and improving the lives of people in the community.

“There is no greater reward than being able to help someone get through life easier as a civic servant to my community,’’ she said.