Media Release

Federal leader of the Palmer United Party, Clive Palmer, today foreshadowed plans to return Queensland to economic prosperity ahead of the party’s official launch for the upcoming state election.

The Palmer United Party will launch its Queensland campaign at Palmer Coolum Resort this Sunday, to be attended by Palmer United’s Queensland leader John Bjelke-Petersen and Senators Glenn Lazarus and Dio Wang.

Mr Palmer said the Palmer United Party would be fielding 50 candidates across Queensland in a bid to restore confidence and return it to the number one state in Australia in terms of economic prosperity.

Mr Bjelke-Petersen said the future for Queensland was in creating strong economic confidence rather than going down the major parties’ preferred path of selling state-owned assets.

“Our launch will show that the Palmer United Party has very strong policies in place to turbo-charge the Queensland economy,’’ Mr Bjelke-Petersen said.

“The Palmer United Party has had major success federally where it was part of the balance of power in the Senate, and it is time Queenslanders benefited more from our fresh approach,’’ he said.

Mr Bjelke-Petersen said Queensland needed common sense policies which put people and jobs first such as removing roadblocks and red tape for sensible and sustainable projects that can bring wide-ranging benefits to the State.

He said the failure of successive governments to develop infrastructure in the Galilee Basin was just one example of missed opportunity.

“Queenslanders are fed up with being taken for granted by the major parties who have no solutions for future prosperity other than selling off state-owned assets. It is clearly time for a change.”

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