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21 Sep
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New death tax revealed for Queensland: Clive Palmer

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New death tax revealed for Queensland: Clive Palmer

The Palaszczuk Government was discussing a new death tax to be imposed on Queenslanders if returned to power, Clive Palmer said in Brisbane today.

Mr Palmer said the Queensland Labor Government would justify the new tax to combat its $120 billion debt blowout.

“Under a returned Labor Government, we will see family assets taken by the state. Our children and grandchildren will have assets chiselled out from them after the hard efforts and endeavours of those before them,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“I stood with Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen when he abolished the death tax 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.”

Mr Palmer said Queenslanders should not be made to suffer as a result of 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.

“Labor is a sinking ship. Why do you think three senior ministers left in one week, less than a month before the election?

“Stop the death tax in Queensland, vote Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party.”

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16 Sep
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Why did Kate Jones really leave?

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Why did Kate Jones really leave?

Clive Palmer said today questions needed to be asked about the true reason for Queensland Government Minister Kate Jones’ recent departure.

“I have it on good authority that it may not have been for the altruistic reasons that have been outlined,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Could it be true that after 11 years in office she qualified for a tax-payer funded pension for life if she left voluntarily?”

Mr Palmer said politicians from both major parties needed to get their snouts out of the trough and start serving the people of Queensland instead of themselves.

“Queenslanders are sick of politicians rorting the system. The only way to change things is deliver a new deal for Queensland at the next election.”

Mr Palmer said that once elected, Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party would introduce legislation to scrap tax-payer funded privileges once politicians retire.

“For far too long politicians from the major parties have ridden the gravy train and Australians deserve better,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Labor is only in politics for money and to serve their own self-interests over those of the community.

“We need a new deal for Queensland based on enterprise. We need to cut the red tape, eliminate payroll tax and eliminate land tax to make our State stronger and more competitive, and provide employment for our people.

“The current government can’t do that, it doesn’t listen, it’s far too negative, it’s not interested in big projects and it has no idea about wealth creation,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Queenslanders, vote for anyone but Labor this coming election. A vote for Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party is only way to deliver a better deal for our State.”

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13 Sep
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Victorian Police are Australia’s Gestapo: Clive Palmer

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Victorian Police are Australia’s Gestapo: Clive Palmer

The confronting behaviour of Victorian Police in physically dragging a woman from her car at a coronavirus checkpoint was reminiscent of Germany’s Gestapo, Clive Palmer said today.

“The behaviour of the Andrews Labor Government’s police is not what we expect from a free and democratic society, more like Heinrich Muller of the Gestapo,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“The police should be there to support and protect the community. This latest ugly act is further depleting what little community goodwill they still have in Victoria.”

The incident follows the arrest of a pregnant mother at her home, handcuffed in her pyjamas, in front of her husband and child over a Facebook post.

Mr Palmer said the matters highlighted the level at which the Andrews’ Labor Government was tampering with the rights of Australians.

“His Government is allowing the police to use excessive powers,’’ he said.

“They are following the direction of the Andrews Government and Victoria’s Chief Health Officer which in the near future will be seen as unlawful.

“Is his police force run by thugs or does he have an ulterior motive?

“These police are clearly crossing the line and taking the law into their own hands. They should face the full force of the law for their actions.”

Mr Palmer said the State Labor Governments run by Palaszczuk, Andrews and McGowan were seeking to divide the country.

“How much more damage to families and society will be caused by Labor’s irrational policies and decision making?” he said.

“We need the borders opened so we can start rebuilding the economy.”

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11 Sep
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High Court success will re-open Australia

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High Court success will re-open Australia

Clive Palmer said today he was confident of a successful outcome with the hard border challenge being heard in the High Court that would lead to the country re-opening.

“There is nothing more certain than the fact that the Labor Premiers are destroying the nation’s economy and wellbeing,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“If this continues, Australia will never be able to repay the debt and we will become a third world country.”

“We are seeing eight suicides per week in WA alone, that’s more than 400 per year. The social damage is incomprehensible.

“It is imperative that the borders are reopened so that trade and commerce can resume, so we can create jobs and so our tourism industry can survive,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“When JobSeeker and JobKeeper expire, we only have our economy to fall back on to protect us.”

Mr Palmer said Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was destined to lose government in the upcoming state election.

“Once she leaves parliament she will not be able to get a job in the commercial world and she will have to move.

“She won’t be able to get a job anywhere and the same will apply for her Labor counterparts Mark McGowan in WA and Daniel Andrews in Victoria.

“Labor is always negative. They are ruining Australian lives,” Mr Palmer said

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10 Sep
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Labor is a sinking ship

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Labor is a sinking ship

This week’s sudden departures of Queensland Government Ministers Kate Jones, Anthony Lynham and Coralee O’Rourke proved Labor is a sinking ship, Clive Palmer said today.

“Following the disastrous decisions by Queensland’s chief health officer Jeanette Young and the Queensland Government, Labor parliamentarians are jumping ship weeks out from the election,” Clive Palmer said.

Mr Palmer said the heartless decision to not allow a dying man to see his four children showed the damage to families and society caused by Queensland Labor’s irrational policies.

“Australians should be allowed access to all Australian hospitals. Families shouldn’t be separated,’’ he said

“Although these ministers aren’t of my political persuasion, I respect and support their decision.

“They realize the lies being told to Queenslanders about borders and the Marxist treatment of humans isn’t worth trying to win votes.

“Why do Labor state governments always only look at the negative?” Mr Palmer said.

“Even the left wing CFMEU have distance themselves from Labor.

“Queenslanders, vote for anyone but Labor this coming election. A vote for Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party is a vote for freedom for all Australians and a party that promotes Australia enterprise and growth.

“We need a new deal for Queensland based on enterprise. We need to cut the red tape, eliminate payroll tax and eliminate land tax to make our State stronger and more competitive, and provide employment for our people.

“The current government can’t do that, it doesn’t listen, it’s not interested in big projects and it has no idea about wealth creation,’’ Mr Palmer said.

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10 Sep
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Queensland Labor Government abuses taxpayer funds

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Queensland Labor Government abuses taxpayer funds

Clive Palmer has accused the Queensland Labor Government of abusing taxpayer funds with its big-spending advertising campaign to win votes.

“It is a gross abuse of taxpayers’ dollars in a bid to get Labor re-elected for another four years when this money should have been spent on schools and hospitals,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“You can be confident the spending is being done with Labor-aligned advertising agencies who will be cashed up after this major splurge.

“It is so hypocritical when the Labor Government has done everything to restrict other parties having a say by capping their spending,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“We need a new deal for Queensland based on enterprise. We need to cut the red tape, eliminate payroll tax and eliminate land tax to make our State stronger and more competitive, and provide employment for our people.

“The current government can’t do that, it doesn’t listen, it’s not interested in big projects and it has no idea about wealth creation,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Many of our children don’t have any future for themselves or any enterprises to go into, that’s why we have to give Labor the boot.”

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10 Sep
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Free our people: Clive Palmer

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Free our people: Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer today called on all State Premiers to free their communities and allow the nation to properly function.

“There is nothing more certain than the fact that the Labor Premiers are destroying the nation’s economy and wellbeing,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“If this continues, Australia will never be able to repay the debt and we will become a third world country.

“The facts are that we have no active cases in South Australia, Tasmania, the ACT and the Northern Territory, only three active cases in WA and 29 in Queensland. We have 25 million people in this country. Our lives shouldn’t be destroyed by Marxism.”

Mr Palmer said the Queensland Premier’s heartless decision to not allow a dying man to see his four children showed the damage to families and society caused by irrational policies.

“All Australians should be allowed access to all Australian hospitals. Families shouldn’t be separated,’’ he said

“We are seeing eight suicides per week in WA alone, that’s more than 400 per year. The social damage is incomprehensible.

“The Victorian Premier the WA Premier have been caught out lying about medical advice.

When JobSeeker and JobKeeper expire, we only have our economy to fall back on to protect us,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“I call on Annastacia Palaszczuk to immediately open our borders so that trade and commerce can be resume, so we can create jobs and so our tourism industry can survive.

“Our people have been devastated and the Premier only seems to care about votes. The people of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast and tourism operators in the north of the state have been decimated. The Premier only cares about people in South East Queensland.

“She only cares about being re-elected because she knows she is unemployable in the commercial world.

“Labor is always negative. They are ruining Queensland lives,” Mr Palmer said

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08 Sep
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Polls confirm LNP support dropping

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Polls confirm LNP support dropping

An extensive poll across Queensland last night confirmed that Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington, who has decided to jump on Labor’s lockdown plan, has lost further support.

The LNP was now polling at 31% and the Palaszczuk Government at 37%, the chairman of Clive Palmers’ United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, confirmed in Brisbane today.

“We need a new deal for Queenslanders, a new deal that delivers future growth, prosperity and jobs.

“It’s time that we opened our borders to states with zero or very low active cases of COVID-19,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“There are no active cases in South Australia, Tasmania, the ACT or Northern Territory and only four in WA.

“It’s time the Queensland Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington stopped supporting disastrous policies implemented by Labor which are destroying our economy.

“The mini budget released by the Labor Government fails to provide any hope, growth or employment prospects,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“It seems the Premier wants to blame the negative economic performance and increased debt solely on the virus and not her government.

“Labor is negative, they offer no drive and brightness of future. The Premier is only interested in votes and being re-elected for four years.

“She is hoping that JobKeeper and JobSeeker provided by the Federal Government protects her.

“Politicians should be working for the people not themselves.

This Labor governments destroying the livelihoods of millions of people,’’ Mr Palmer said

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04 Sep
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McGowan and Quigley getting ready to reopen WA border: Palmer

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McGowan and Quigley getting ready to reopen WA border: Palmer

Following agreement by the State of Western Australia that the hard border challenge would be heard by the High Court of Australia in November, it was clear WA would open its border beforehand, Clive Palmer said.

“Mark McGowan does not want to be shown up as a loser and he knows he is misleading the people of Western Australia for the Labor Party’s political purpose,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“McGowan will open the borders prior to the High Court hearing. You can always back self-interest as the motivation of McGowan.

“McGowan and Quigley are running scared with Crown Law pleading in submissions  made to the High Court of Australia  today that the contempt charges against them should not be heard until after the proceedings on the hard borders,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“This is just another attempt to avoid the truth.  They know once they open the borders the High Court has no reason to proceed with the matter and they are hoping their contempt charges will never be heard.

“With eight suicides every week in Western Australia and domestic violence up 300 percent it is so important the borders are open to save lives.

“The fact remains that there have been zero transmissions of the virus in Western Australia from interstate,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Today there are zero active cases of COVID-19 in South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.

“Western Australia still has three active cases so there is no reason why WA should not immediately open its borders to the states where the virus has been eliminated completely.

“Despite all he has said about me I bear Mark McGowan and John Quigley no hard feelings.

“I wish them and their families well. They are just politicians doing what politicians do. But now they have an opportunity to save lives and reduce domestic violence and create jobs.

“They should do what is right for the community. Their hatred of me despite the fact I never met them should not stand in their way of keeping families together, saving lives and creating jobs and economic prosperity,’’ Mr Palmer said.

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04 Sep
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A new deal for Queensland

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A new deal for Queensland

Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party has vowed to deliver a new deal for Queensland to cut red tape, create jobs and get the economy moving again.

“It is a serious problem we face in Queensland,’’ Party leader Clive Palmer said.

“The economy is teetering on a knife’s edge and our people are in mass unemployment. Our tourism industry has been decimated. It’s a very worrying prospect to think about what’s going to happen when JobKeeper inevitably stops.”

Mr Palmer said Queensland was in a bad position under Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Labor government, made worse by her politicizing of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Queensland’s debt is over $100 million, there’s no real hope for people.  10,000 people have lost their jobs on the Gold Coast alone.

“Putting the virus aside, we have to get the Queensland economy moving again.

“We need a new deal for Queensland based on enterprise. We need to cut the red tape, eliminate payroll tax and eliminate land tax to make our State stronger and more competitive, and provide employment for our people.

“The current government can’t do that, it doesn’t listen, it’s not interested in big projects and it has no idea about wealth creation,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Our party has   great State Leader in Greg Dowling in Townsville.  I’m confident he’ll be elected.  He received over 20% of the vote when he stood for mayor and I’m sure people will rally behind him,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Many of our children don’t have any future for themselves or any enterprises to go into, that’s why we have to give Labor the boot.”

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