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…)
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.”
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…)
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…)
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…)