Media release

The Palmer United Party has awarded its inaugural life membership to long-serving party member and federal candidate for Wentworth, Marsha Foxman.

Federal Leader on the Palmer United Party, Clive Palmer, said Marsha’s outstanding service and willingness to lead by example made her a deserving recipient of the party’s first ever life membership award.

Born and bred in the Sydney suburb of Bondi Beach, Marsha has a proud record serving her local region and the broader community, most notably in the area of fair trading.

She has written a book on political reform and her submissions to government standing committees have resulted in amendments to banking practices.

A highly committed member, Marsha was one of the first to join the Palmer United Party when it was formed just prior to the 2013 federal election. She has since encouraged dozens more to join the party ranks.

Marsha fearlessly went head to head with Liberal heavyweight Malcolm Turnbull, contesting the federal seat of Wentworth.

Her commitment to the party is such that she proudly attended the maiden speech in parliament of Federal Leader Clive Palmer.

“Dedicated, passionate and hardworking, Marsha Foxman sets the standards for others to follow,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Marsha Foxman epitomises what the Palmer United Party is about, making her a worthy and deserving recipient of this award.

“Marsha gives herself to others and for many years has been an active, committed and generous member of the community.

“Without people like Marsha Foxman, Australia would not be the country it is. She has worked selflessly and tirelessly to make both her community and her country a better place for all to share,’’ Mr Palmer said.

Palmer United Party senators Glenn Lazarus and Dio Wang joined Mr Palmer in praising Marsha’s commitment to the party and her community.

“Marsha is such a worthy recipient of the Palmer United Party’s inaugural life membership. She is passionate about Australia and channels that passion into seeking reform and improvement for the benefit of every member of her community,’’ Mr Lazarus said.

“Marsha stands up for what she believes in and what is right. Marsha promotes tolerance, understanding and encourages people to help others. She is an inspiration,’’ Mr Wang said.

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