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Kristian Rees appointed United Australia Party’s Shadow Minister for Community Services

Former Adelaide United A-League star Kristian Rees has been appointed the United Australia Party’s Shadow Minister for Community Services, Federal Leader Clive Palmer announced today.

Mr Rees, 39, is also the United Australia Party’s lead candidate for the Senate for South Australia in the 2019 Federal Election.

Off the pitch, politics has been a significant part of the central defender’s life. He ran in the 2013 Federal Election as the Palmer United Party’s candidate for Grey and was the party’s lead Senate candidate for South Australia in 2016.

Mr Rees also ran in the 2015 Queensland election in the seat of Currumbin.

He has had an outstanding football career playing for Adelaide United, Wellington Phoenix, Gold Coast United and more.

Clive Palmer said Mr Rees’ strong work ethic, spirit of sportsmanship and commitment to community was a winning combination for the United Australia Party.

The established parties talk about helping the country but all they’ve ever done is stifle political alternatives,” Mr Palmer said.

“Unlike them, the United Australia Party is not comprised of career politicians. We are a party made up of genuine Australians who want to serve the country, to change the course of history and steer in a bright new era for Australia,’’ he said.

“We can’t trust our current politicians. Stand up – defend our country. Put Australia first.

“The best way to protect Australia’s future is to Vote 1, the United Australia Party,’’ Mr Palmer said.