Media release

Labor fails to muzzle Palmer

Queensland Labor has failed spectacularly in its bid to silence Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party’s opposition to a death tax.

Campaigning with his wife, deputy leader Anna Palmer in Currumbin today, Mr Palmer said the anti-death tax ads had been returned to social media despite efforts by Labor to silence freedom of speech.

“Deputy Premier Steven Miles and Queensland Labor had made a complaint to Facebook about the ads, which were suspended briefly while Facebook investigated the complaint. Facebook’s investigation has resulted in all adverts being cleared and uploaded again.

“It was a spectacular failure by Labor to muzzle free speech,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“It was Labor that originally introduced the death tax.

“I stood with Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen when he abolished it in Queensland and we saw the immediate wealth created for the state when people from Victoria and New South Wales fled the Labor states for Queensland.

“Queensland become the number one economy, thriving as a result of the tyranny of southern Labor governments.

“One by one, other states followed in removing the death tax, as did the Federal Government.

Mr Palmer said the Queensland Labor Party would be profiting from death over plans to introduce voluntary euthanasia if re-elected.

He said Labor’s push for euthanasia on top of the risk of a Labor death tax should be a matter of concern for all Queenslanders.

Mr Palmer said Queenslanders should not be made to suffer as a result of Annastacia Palaszczuk’s incompetency and desire to return to the dark ages.

“We need a new deal for Queensland. Under the Greg Dowling-led team, Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party will deliver economic growth and prosperity once elected.”