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15 Nov 2018
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United Australia Party urges North Queenslanders to take the power back

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United Australia Party urges North Queenslanders to take the power back

North Queensland Secretary of the United Australia Party, Jen Sackley, has urged voters to “take the power back” at the next federal election, saying current governments were showing complete disregard for North Queenslanders over climbing energy prices. (more…)

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12 Nov 2018
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Morrison’s callous cuts to Foodbank hurting our most vulnerable: Palmer

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Morrison’s callous cuts to Foodbank hurting our most vulnerable: Palmer

Federal leader of the United Australia Party Clive Palmer said today that if the Morrison government did not reverse its callous decision to cut funding to Foodbank, he would personally pay the amount withdrawn. (more…)

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07 Nov 2018
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Paul Murray bans Clive Palmer supporters from Townsville show

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Paul Murray bans Clive Palmer supporters from Townsville show

The host of low rating Sky News program Paul Murray Live has taken the extraordinary step of culling audience members supportive of Clive Palmer from its North Queensland broadcast airing tonight. (more…)

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06 Nov 2018
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Warren Entsch’s $20 million lifeline just another empty promise for Far North growers

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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…)

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05 Nov 2018
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Who is running the country?

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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…)

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05 Nov 2018
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Palaszczuk uses Labor Party to hide from criminal activity, worse than Fitzgerald Inquiry

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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…)

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01 Nov 2018
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United Australia Party backs renewable fuels

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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.”

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26 Oct 2018
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Morrison adopts Palmer’s Australia Fund

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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…)

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18 Oct 2018
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The Great Power Price Rip-Off You’re Paying For 

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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…)

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10 Oct 2018
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Drought taskforce an insult to struggling farmers: Clive Palmer

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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…)

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