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21 Sep
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Jen Sackley: Voters speak of neglect in Cairns

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Jen Sackley: Voters speak of neglect in Cairns

FEEDBACK from residents has highlighted the level of political neglect in Cairns, says United Australia Party Secretary for North Queensland, Jen Sackley.

Ahead of the official opening of the new United Australia Party Cairns office, Ms Sackley has spent time meeting locals and discussing not only topical news items, but more importantly the issues affecting the people of Cairns every day. (more…)

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21 Sep
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Political courage a prerequisite for United Australia Party candidates

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Political courage a prerequisite for United Australia Party candidates

POLITICAL courage will be a key characteristic for United Australia Party candidates when preselection gets underway in the coming months.

Federal Leader Clive Palmer says the current political climate requires both fortitude and resilience to not just discuss, but solve the real issues Australians face in their everyday lives. (more…)

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19 Sep
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Calls for mini economic summit in North Queensland

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Calls for mini economic summit in North Queensland

JEN Sackley believes North Queensland businesses who are tired of inaction and neglect from state and federal governments could hold the answers to the region’s economic inertia.

The United Australia Party Secretary for North Queensland says a mini economic summit with business leaders in the north of the state could do much to restore confidence, generate new ideas and get projects up and running.

“The people up here have the energy, the ideas and the drive to get their communities moving. If we wait for government we’ll be waiting forever,” Ms Sackley said.

“Let’s get local businesses in a room and flesh out the ideas that will get North Queensland going again. A mini economic summit could do wonders for confidence and hand back some power to those who are invested in these regions.

“Governments lack ideas and energy – they’re too busy posturing and jostling for position. The United Australia Party wants to bring people together and use their combined energy and ideas to generate positive action.

“What better focus group could we possibly build than a collective of minds and businesses who have the best interests of North Queensland at heart. They live here; they’ve invested here and they know the landscape.

“I’m calling on the federal members in the north of the state to invite business leaders to a mini economic summit. I can assure them that the wheels of business move a lot faster than government and it’s time for action.”

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19 Sep
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Palmer tips Port Douglas Crocs for AFL glory

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Palmer tips Port Douglas Crocs for AFL glory

TRAVEL commitments have forced the Port Douglas Crocs’ sponsor and inaugural number one ticket holder, Clive Palmer, to miss the club’s bold attempt to secure a third consecutive grand final triumph this Saturday (22 Sept), when they take on rivals Cairns Saints in the AFL Cairns season showpiece at Cazalys Stadium. (more…)

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17 Sep
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Clive Palmer: If only we had the ‘Australia Fund’ now

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Clive Palmer: If only we had the ‘Australia Fund’ now

AUSTRALIAN farmers would have had the drought assistance they needed promptly and efficiently if the proposed ‘Australia Fund’ had been set up in 2014, says United Australia Party Federal Leader Clive Palmer.

As the Member for Fairfax Mr Palmer introduced a private member’s bill to federal parliament seeking to establish an ‘Australia Fund’ to support the country’s rural and manufacturing industries with immediate assistance following natural disasters like drought, bushfires and floods. (more…)

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13 Sep
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United Australia Party office opens its doors in Cairns

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United Australia Party office opens its doors in Cairns

THE United Australia Party’s footprint in North Queensland will be extended this Friday (14 September) with the opening of a new party office in Cairns.

The move comes hot on the heels of the party’s recent Townsville launch and UAP Secretary for North Queensland, Jen Sackley, says she is looking forward to welcoming locals and discussing their community concerns at the Cairns office. (more…)

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10 Sep
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Clive Palmer welcomes investment in renewable fuels

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Clive Palmer welcomes investment in renewable fuels

UNITED Australia Party Federal Leader Clive Palmer has set a target for 20 percent of all vehicles to be running on ethanol-based fuel by the end of 2021, a six percent increase on current consumption levels.

Mr Palmer says that target would increase further to 30 percent by 2025 under United Australia Party policy. (more…)

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07 Sep
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Generation of regional jobless need our help, says Jen Sackley

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Generation of regional jobless need our help, says Jen Sackley

YOUTH unemployment in regional Queensland is one of the most critical issues facing the state and will lead to a generation of job-deprived young people if not tackled immediately, according to United Australia Party Secretary for North Queensland Jen Sackley. (more…)

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07 Sep
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Clive Palmer: Downstream processing is economic common sense

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Clive Palmer: Downstream processing is economic common sense

UNITED Australia Party Federal Leader Clive Palmer says Australia is failing to maximise revenue from its prized mineral resources by continuing to send unprocessed ores overseas.

Mr Palmer said the United Australia Party’s downstream processing policy would see more stages of the mining process occur on Australian soil rather than offshore, resulting in much higher returns, along with stimulants for both economic growth and job creation. (more…)

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06 Sep
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Clive Palmer and QNI Resources donate $15,000 to local scout group

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Clive Palmer and QNI Resources donate $15,000 to local scout group

The Woodlands Scout Group is the latest to benefit from Clive Palmer and QNI Resources, presented today with a $15,000 donation.

Group Leader, Alex Jenkins, said the donation would make a big difference for the Deeragun-based outfit, which is committed to forming strong bonds through teamwork and a common desire to ensure everyone becomes the best person they can be. (more…)

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