Media release

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.”