Media release

The federal leader of the Palmer United Party, Clive Palmer, has today announced the appointment of Kevin Morgan as the Party’s Tasmanian Convenor.

Mr Palmer said Mr Morgan has been an avid supporter of the Palmer United Party from the very beginning and has worked tirelessly over the years to promote the party in Tasmania and worked alongside the party’s Tasmanian candidates in previous elections.

“Mr Morgan is an outstanding man who has a strong track record in business and government,” Mr Palmer said.

The role of Tasmanian Convenor will involve the coordination of candidates and Tasmanian policy development, with Mr Morgan acting as Palmer United Party’s representative in Tasmania.

Mr Morgan, a former business adviser and analyst who worked for the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Tasmania, said he was passionate about the Palmer United Party’s vision for Australia and thrilled at his appointment as Tasmanian Convenor.

“Over the last few months the party and I have been inundated with interest from Tasmanians inquiring about the party and candidacy opportunities,” Mr Morgan said.

“Many have been impressed with the party’s achievements since entering federal politics and are disappointed with Jacqui Lambie’s party abandonment.

“Since the Palmer United Party entered Parliament the party has achieved a great deal for Australia and the party’s commitment to Tasmania and its people is something the other party’s lack.”

Since entering federal politics, the Palmer United Party and Clive Palmer have:

  • Stopped the GP Co-Payment;
  • Stopped negative changes to universities;
  • Stopped $10 billion cuts to social security;
  • Freed more than 436 children and families from detention;
  • Freed 1,500 people in total from Christmas Island;
  • Resolved over 30,000 cases in detention;
  • Introduced the Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV);
  • Saved the Low Income Super for more than two million Australians;
  • Kept the Schoolkids Bonus;
  • Kept Low Income Support;
  • Reduced electricity prices by 10% Australia-wide;
  • Made 15 changes to Direct Action in Senate Amendments then passed Direct Action;
  • Saved the Climate Change Authority;
  • Saved the Clean Energy Finance Corporation;
  • Saved Australian Renewable Energy Authority (ARENA);
  • Saved the Renewable Energy Target (RET);
  • Fixed pensions for all veterans and ex-servicemen and women over the age of 55;
  • Set up Parliamentary inquiries into Trade Investment and Growth and the Australia Fund;
  • Abolished Carbon Tax;
  • Abolished Mining Tax;
  • Introduced Private Member’s Bill on Foreign Death Penalty;
  • Protected maritime workers’ jobs;
  • Proved that government and community debt was not a problem for Australia;
  • Cabinet adopted our policy to ban lobbyists from holding party positions;
  • Stopped GrainCorp sale and introduced Private Member’s Bill;
  • Encouraged electoral reform into the use of pens instead of pencils;
  • Kept Qantas Australian-owned;
  • Stopped changes to income tax threshold;
  • Stopped financial incentive to sell public assets;
  • Saved Australian jobs in offshore gas industry;
  • Stopped slashing of university grants.

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