Blog

06 Nov
0

Warren Entsch’s $20 million lifeline just another empty promise for Far North growers

Media release

Warren Entsch’s $20 million lifeline just another empty promise for Far North growers

North Queensland Secretary of the United Australia Party, Jen Sackley, has blasted Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch’s response to troubles in the cane industry as blatant neglect. (more…)

Read More
05 Nov
0

Who is running the country?

Media release

Who is running the country?

Federal Leader of the United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, has asked who the faceless person is running the country while Prime Minister Scott Morrison is off touring Queensland by bus. (more…)

Read More
05 Nov
0

Palaszczuk uses Labor Party to hide from criminal activity, worse than Fitzgerald Inquiry

Media release

Palaszczuk uses Labor Party to hide from criminal activity, worse than Fitzgerald Inquiry

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has used the Labor Party to hide from potential criminal charges yet has attacked Clive Mensink regarding a civil warrant, Clive Palmer said in Townsville today. (more…)

Read More
01 Nov
0

United Australia Party backs renewable fuels

Media release

United Australia Party backs renewable fuels

The United Australia Party will deliver sweeter outcomes for regional sugar towns by ramping up the use of ethanol-based fuel, North Queensland Secretary Jen Sackley said today.

Ms Sackley said the party had 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.

She said that target would increase further to 30 percent by 2025 under United Australia Party policy.

Ethanol-blended fuel use has fallen consistently since 2011 before making a comeback in 2017-18, rising to 14.1 percent.

“The United Australia Party has set clear targets for the use of ethanol-based fuels which will deliver benefits for the agricultural industry, jobs and the environment,” Ms Sackley said.

“By increasing our use we will revitalise sugar cane cities in regional Queensland such as Bundaberg, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns, creating jobs and providing clean energy for Australian vehicles – but we have to make it a viable price proposition at the pump.

Ms Sackley said regional centres that relied on the sugar industry had been neglected by the scarcity of ideas from the major parties.

“The opportunities are there for our sugar producing regions, but we need our politicians to end their petty squabbles and do their jobs,” Ms Sackley said.

“For instance, the United States wants to establish further naval bases in the Pacific and North Queensland is the ideal position for such a base.

“That would bring hundreds of millions of dollars of investment to Australia and hundreds of jobs. The US Congress requires the US Navy to use 50% renewable fuel. That could come from our sugar industry – what a boost that would be for North Queensland.

“We want to unite the country behind new ideas and make Australia great again.”

Read More
26 Oct
0

Morrison adopts Palmer’s Australia Fund

Media release

Morrison adopts Palmer’s Australia Fund

Federal leader of the United Australia Party Clive Palmer said it Brisbane today he was pleased to see the Federal Government change its position on helping struggling farmers by adopting a future fund. The fund is what the United Australia Party proposed in 2014. (more…)

Read More
18 Oct
0

The Great Power Price Rip-Off You’re Paying For 

Media release

The Great Power Price Rip-Off You’re Paying For 

Australians are paying the highest electricity prices in the world – and to give that context, we pay twice what New Yorkers pay for power.

Many people don’t know why this is – they think power is “just getting expensive”. (more…)

Read More
10 Oct
0

Drought taskforce an insult to struggling farmers: Clive Palmer

Media release

Drought taskforce an insult to struggling farmers: Clive Palmer

Federal leader of the United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, has blasted the new drought finance taskforce to be chaired by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg as an insult to struggling farmers. (more…)

Read More
09 Oct
0

Clive Palmer calls out Glencore’s unconscionable conduct

Media release

Clive Palmer calls out Glencore’s unconscionable conduct

Clive Palmer has blasted Glencore for unconscionable behaviour over new reports the multi-national mining company moved $30 billion of assets into offshore tax structures after a $16 billion write down by its Australian holding company. This restructure is now subject to an ATO investigation. (more…)

Read More
08 Oct
0

PM fails integrity test

Media release

PM fails integrity test

Federal leader of the United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, says Prime Minister Scott Morrison has failed the integrity test with his deplorable response to the assistant treasurer’s home internet bill scandal. (more…)

Read More
05 Oct
0

Australians Should Have Same Access to Super as Politicians

Media release

Australians Should Have Same Access to Super as Politicians

Federal leader of the United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, says the eligibility age for Australians to access their superannuation should be tied to the same level as politicians.  (more…)

Read More