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01 Mar 2019
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United Australia Party endorses nine WA candidates

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United Australia Party endorses nine WA candidates

The Federal Leader of the United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, announced today that the party executive had endorsed nine quality candidates to contest WA lower house seats in the 2019 Federal Election.

Mr Palmer said the party was interviewing further candidates for the remaining WA seats, to be announced in the coming weeks.

The endorsed United Australia Party candidates for Western Australia are: Peter Westcott (Cowan); Brenden Hatton (Durack); Dale Bromley (Forrest); Rod Chilcott (Moore); Anthony Fels (O’Connor); Robert Forster (Pearce); Charles Hopkins (Perth); Dorothy Hutton (Stirling); Peter McLernon (Swan).

“We are hearing very clearly that people are sick of the same-old, same-old from Liberal and Labor,” Mr Palmer said.

“For the first time Australia has real choice instead of the duopoly that Liberal and Labor have created by voting together to keep other alternatives out of the Federal parliament.

“The established parties talk about helping the country but all they’ve ever done is stifle political alternatives,” Mr Palmer said.

“Unlike them, the United Australia Party is not comprised of career politicians. We are a party made up of genuine Australians who want to serve the country, to change the course of history and steer in a bright new era for Australia.

“Hardworking Australians are looking for an effective alternative and that alternative is the United Australia Party. We will provide the strong leadership, the vision, the policies and the plan to make Australia great,’’ Mr Palmer said.

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01 Mar 2019
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Mubahil Ahmed joins United Australia Party

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Mubahil Ahmed joins United Australia Party

The United Australia Party has endorsed Mubahil Ahmed as its candidate for the Victorian lower house seat of Bruce, Federal Leader Clive Palmer announced today.

Born in Pakistan, Mr Ahmed adopted Australia as his home at age 22. He is passionate about better rail transport and improved cost of living for everyday Australians.

Operating his own business, Mr Ahmed experiences firsthand the high cost of electricity, transport and housing in Australia. He is dedicated to improving community conditions for healthcare, youth education, youth employment and drug awareness.

“Now is the time for United Australia Party to have its say,” Mr Ahmed said.

“With the amount of tax we pay to the government, we should be getting better roads and train networks, a better health care and education systems to match other countries.

“Vote for the United Australia party for a better Australia,’’ he said.

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28 Feb 2019
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United Australia Party endorses 27 candidates in Victoria

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United Australia Party endorses 27 candidates in Victoria

The Federal Leader of the United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, announced today that the party executive had endorsed 27 candidates to contest Victorian lower house seats in the 2019 Federal Election.

Mr Palmer said the party was interviewing further candidates for the remaining Victorian seats, to be announced in the coming weeks.

The endorsed United Australia Party candidates for Victoria  are: Matthew Sirianni-Duffy (Aston); Adam Veitch (Bendigo); Mubahil Ahmed (Bruce); James Unkles (Casey); Neil Harvey (Corangamite); Milton Wilde (Deakin); Ronald Jean (Dunkley); Donald Mackenzie (Fraser); Lisa Bentley (Gellibrand); Wayne Connolly (Goldstein); Timothy Ryan (Higgins); Jatinder “Bobby” Singh (Holt); Jin Luan (Hotham); Shane Wheatland (Indi); Barry Prior (Isaacs); Maria Rigoni (Jagajaga); Steven D’elia (Kooyong); Paul Smith (Lalor); Dean Dunan (La Trobe); Helen Paton (Macnamara); Ricki Millar (Mallee); Sawar Hasan (Maribyrnong); Chris Hayman (McEwen); Tony Pecora (Melbourne); Brett Fuller (Menzies); Matthew Sherry (Monash) and Joshua Wallace (Wannon).

“We are hearing very clearly that people are sick of the same-old, same-old from Liberal and Labor,” Mr Palmer said.

“For the first time Australia has real choice instead of the duopoly that Liberal and Labor have created by voting together to keep other alternatives out of the Federal parliament.

“The established parties talk about helping the country but all they’ve ever done is stifle political alternatives,” Mr Palmer said.

“Unlike them, the United Australia Party is not comprised of career politicians. We are a party made up of genuine Australians who want to serve the country, to change the course of history and steer in a bright new era for Australia.

“Hardworking Australians are looking for an effective alternative and that alternative is the United Australia Party. We will provide the strong leadership, the vision, the policies and the plan to make Australia great,’’ Mr Palmer said.

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28 Feb 2019
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Palmer family members first women to dine at Tattersall’s Club

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Palmer family members first women to dine at Tattersall’s Club

History was made at Brisbane’s exclusive Tattersall’s Club yesterday when guests of Clive Palmer were the first women to dine at the heritage-listed venue.

After being initially challenged by management, Mr Palmer, his daughter Emily Palmer and cousin Gabrielle Reilly, took their seats in the dining room and ordered French Champagne to celebrate.

“It was a nice vintage,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“It’s illegal not to allow women into a club, it’s against the human rights act to not allow women to dine in at a club,’’ Mr Palmer said.

Mr Palmer said he overheard some members speaking in an un-gentlemanly manner on encountering ladies in the dining room.

“An injustice to one women is an injustice to all women,’’ Mr Palmer said.

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28 Feb 2019
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Shortland candidate endorsed for United Australia Party

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Shortland candidate endorsed for United Australia Party

Licensed business broker Dani Rifai has been endorsed as the United Australia Party’s candidate for Shortland, NSW, for the 2019 Federal Election.

Dani has entered politics due to his frustration with the current two party duopoly which he says is failing everyday Australians.

“We have record high youth unemployment, more than 120,000 homeless Australians and a reduction in full-time work. It’s time for a change,’’ he said.

“The United Australia Party has supported the banking royal commission and many other policies that are in the best interest of Australians.”

Dani and his family reside in Hamlyn Terrace on the northern end of the Central Coast of NSW.

He started his working life building house frames and as a service station attendant before undertaking various university studies to work in sectors including tax accounting and human resource management.

He presently works as a business broker assisting small to medium size businesses in exit planning and selling their businesses.

Dani is a regular blood donor at the Red Cross and volunteers to coach and assist children in basketball and tutoring in mathematics.

He has completed the Gong Ride three times raising money for Multiple Scleroses which impacted his family with the loss of his sister in-law who suffered from the disease for 16 years until her passing.

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27 Feb 2019
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Peter Westcott endorsed by United Australia Party to bring hope in WA

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Peter Westcott endorsed by United Australia Party to bring hope in WA

The United Australia Party has endorsed Peter Westcott as its candidate for the lower house West Australian seat of Cowan, Federal Leader Clive Palmer announced today.

Born and raised in Sydney, Mr Westcott has been a Perth resident for the past 25 years. He has been married to wife Marissa for 39 years and they have two children, Troy and Helen.

Mr Westcott was a plumber for 15 years and is now focussed on giving back to the community to improve the quality of life for future generations of Australians.

He volunteers at the Native Wildlife Rescue in Malaga and at Foodbank WA, opening the first suburban emergency food relief branch in Joondalup. There, he was involved with training volunteers, maintaining high quality food supplies and liaising with local charities to deliver food relief to the neediest families.

The Cowan electorate has been a swing seat in the northern suburbs of Perth, traditionally changing hands between Labor and Liberal parties, something Mr Westcott plans to change.

“I proudly support the United Australia Party to give our society hope and clear vision for a better future. I am so disillusioned with Labor and the Greens after being a long time voter that I decided it was time to change,’’ he said.

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26 Feb 2019
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United Australia Party endorses 42 candidates in NSW

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United Australia Party endorses 42 candidates in NSW

The Federal Leader of the United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, announced today that the party executive had endorsed 42 candidates to contest NSW lower house seats in the 2019 Federal Election.

Mr Palmer said the party was interviewing further candidates for the few remaining NSW seats, to be announced in the coming weeks.

The endorsed United Australia Party divisions and candidates for NSW are: Barton – Ben Liu; Bennelong – Andrew Marks;  Berowra  – Ignatios Tsiriplis; Blaxland – Mohammed  Ashraf; Bradfield- Marcus Versace; Chifley – Joseph O’Conner; Cook – Bryan Wiseman; Cowper – Alexander Stewart; Cunningham – John McSweyn; Dobell – Aaron Harpley-Carr; Eden-Monaro- Chandra Singh ; Farrer- Mike Rose; Fowler – Joshua Jabbour; Gilmore – Milton Leslight; Grayndler –Paris King-Orsborn; Greenway – Fardin Nikjoo; Hughes -Terrance Keep; Hunter – Paul Davis; Kingsford-Smith – Adam Watson;  Lindsay – Christopher Buttel; Lyne – Garry Bourke; Macarthur -Nathan              Murphy; Mackellar – David Lyon; Macquarie – Tony Pettitt; McMahon – Giovanni Zappia; Mitchell – Mohanadas Balasingham; New England – Cindy Duncun; Newcastle – Geoff Scully; North Sydney – Peter Vagg; Page – John Mudge; Parkes – Petrus Van Der Steen; Parramatta – Ganesh Loke; Paterson – Graham Burston; Reid- Mohammed Yasin; Richmond – Hamish Mitchell; Riverina – Richard Foley; Robertson – Robert Marks; Shortland – Dani Rifai; Sydney – Adam Holt; Watson- Jason Cornelius; Wentworth – Michael Bloomfield and Werriwa – Ho Khoo.

“We are hearing very clearly that people are sick of the same-old, same-old from Liberal and Labor,” Mr Palmer said.

“For the first time Australia has real choice instead of the duopoly that Liberal and Labor have created by voting together to keep other alternatives out of the Federal parliament.

“The established parties talk about helping the country but all they’ve ever done is stifle political alternatives,” Mr Palmer said.

“Unlike them, the United Australia Party is not comprised of career politicians. We are a party made up of genuine Australians who want to serve the country, to change the course of history and steer in a bright new era for Australia.

“Hardworking Australians are looking for an effective alternative and that alternative is the United Australia Party. We will provide the strong leadership, the vision, the policies and the plan to make Australia great,’’ Mr Palmer said.

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26 Feb 2019
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Phil na Champassak appointed Tasmanian campaign director for United Australia Party

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Phil na Champassak appointed Tasmanian campaign director for United Australia Party

Federal Leader of the United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, has announced the appointment of tourism executive and highly-experienced management professional with the federal government, Phil na Champassak as the party’s Tasmanian campaign director.

Currently owner of a boutique hotel and a property developer in Penguin, Phil has been actively engaged in community work in northwest Tasmania. He once held directorship to the board of the Cradle Coast Tourism Executive and is a founding director of Switch Tasmania, formerly known as the Cradle Coast Innovation Inc.

Formerly a diplomat and DFAT policy analyst, Phil has worked on trade, aid, public diplomacy, consular, international security and bilateral relations with PNG, the US, and NZ, and was most recently DFAT State Director for Tasmania.

He has previously worked for the UN Development Programme in New York, West Africa and PNG.

Phil also served as election monitor to the first elections in Cambodia (1992) and South Africa (1994) and was a peace monitor in Bougainville (2002). He has contributed to publications on human rights, election monitoring and UN issues.

He was awarded the Australian Service Medal (Bougainville) in June 2003.

Phil is very much looking forward to his role as the UAP’s campaign manager for Tasmania, saying more and more Australians were turning to independents and the smaller parties as a way of showing their dissatisfaction with the two-party duopoly.

He says unlike the Liberals or Labor, the UAP is not made up of professional politicians for life, but rather ordinary Australians wishing to do their civic duty and contribute to the welfare of the nation.

“The United Australia Party can provide a platform that the Liberals and ALP cannot. The way forward is to unite all Australians, not continue to divide them,’’ he said.

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26 Feb 2019
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Anthony Fels returns to politics with United Australia Party

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Anthony Fels returns to politics with United Australia Party

The United Australia Party has endorsed former WA parliamentarian Honourable Anthony Fels as its candidate for the lower house seat of O’Connor, Federal Leader Clive Palmer announced today.

Returning with renewed vigour after a 10 year break from politics, Mr Fels was Liberal Shadow Minister for Fair Trading and the Midwest, later becoming an Independent Upper House MP.

Born and raised in Esperance, he also worked as a manager with the Primary Industry Bank of Australia looking after the O’Connor region and Esperance. Mr Fels has been a long-time advocate for honest and open government with a proven track record in representing regional businesses and the people of O’Connor.

He has experienced first-hand the ups and downs of agriculture, particularly wool cycles, wheat quotas, new land development in the 1960s and 1970s plus financial crunches with banks squeezing already struggling small businesses.

Mr Fels raised a young family as a single parent and is a keen supporter of small business, farming, free enterprise, and the freedom to choose. He is particularly proud of Halo – Helping All Little Ones – an organization he helped to establish to raise awareness of the many issues to which children are vulnerable.

“I proudly support the United Australia Party as the foundation of the Menzies Liberal Party before the recent fiascos and demise of the Liberals since John Howard.

“I will strive for Western Australia to get a permanent and fair share of the GST and stop the Canberra rip-off,’’ he said.

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25 Feb 2019
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United Australia Party endorses 17 candidates in Qld

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United Australia Party endorses 17 candidates in Qld

The Federal Leader of the United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, announced today that the party executive had endorsed 17 candidates to contest Queensland lower house seats in the 2019 Federal Election.

Mr Palmer said the party was interviewing further candidates for the remaining Queensland seats, to be announced in the coming weeks.

The United Australia Party candidates endorsed so far in Queensland are Majella Zimpel (Blair), Simon Flitcroft (Bonner), Shane Clarke (Bowman), Lindsay Sturgeon (Capricornia), Colin Thompson (Dawson), Stephen Austin (Dickson), Mara Krischker (Fadden), Jacob Rush (Flynn), Paul Creighton (Forde), Christian Julius (Griffith), Susan Bertuch (Kennedy), Jeanette Sackley (Leichhardt), Bailey Maher (Longman), Fiona Mackenzie (McPherson), Garry Eilola (Moncrieff), Carl Grading (Moreton), Shyamal Reddy (Rankin).

“We are hearing very clearly that Australians are sick of the same-old, same-old from Liberal and Labor,” Mr Palmer said.

“For the first time Australia has real choice instead of the duopoly that Liberal and Labor have created by voting together to keep other alternatives out of the Federal parliament.

“The established parties talk about helping the country but all they’ve ever done is stifle political alternatives,” Mr Palmer said.

“Unlike them, the United Australia Party is not comprised of career politicians. We are a party made up of genuine Australians who want to serve the country, to change the course of history and steer in a bright new era for Australia,’’ he said.

“Hardworking Australians are looking for an effective alternative and that alternative is the United Australia Party. We will provide the strong leadership, the vision, the policies and the plan to make Australia great,’’ Mr Palmer said.

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