Palmer United Party government to resume Queensland asset leases if elected

Federal Member for Fairfax

Media release

Federal leader of the Palmer United Party, Clive Palmer, has reaffirmed that a Queensland-elected Palmer United Party government would resume any public asset leased by the LNP government without compensation to the private sector.

Mr Palmer said the Newman Government’s multi-million dollar expenditure of taxpayer-funded advertising and its plans to offer up state assets for long-term leases was an outrage.

“Campbell Newman would sell your kids if he could,” Mr Palmer said.

“The LNP’s plan to lease state assets on 99-year contracts is ludicrous – no one will be here to see those assets when they are returned.

“In the meantime, people who take up these leases will profit from the assets.

“Our hospitals, ports, schools and power companies are all in the firing line of a government that believes the only way to solve Queensland’s debt problems, is to offload major state-owned assets and cut expenditure.”

Mr Palmer said The Palmer United Party strongly believed in retaining state-owned assets in the hands of all Queenslanders.

“If successful at the next Queensland election, our party will resume any Queensland government state-owned assets that have been sold off, without providing compensation to private sector investors who bought into them,” he said.

“The LNP is merely supporting lobbyist friends who will earn millions in commission cheques for leasing these assets.

“A Queensland-elected Palmer United Party government would stimulate the economy and protect assets owned by Queenslanders.’’