Palmer Vetoes Queensland Asset Sales

Federal Member for Fairfax

Media release

The federal leader of the Palmer United Party and Member for Fairfax, Clive Palmer, today confirmed a Palmer United Party government in Queensland would resume any public asset sold off by the Newman government without compensation.

“It’s a question of buyers beware,” Mr Palmer said in Nambour.

“If the hungry lobbyists and LNP ministers want to pounce upon our schools and hospitals, let them know they’ll be dealt with ruthlessly under a Palmer United Party state government.

“All assets sold by the Queensland government will be resumed without compensation.

“The Palmer United Party strongly believes in retaining state-owned assets in the hands of all Queenslanders.’’

Mr Palmer said the Newman Government’s $6 million “Strong Choices” campaign was a waste of taxpayers’ money when it is clear that Queenslanders want to keep the state’s assets.

“What was the point of the government spending $6 million of taxpayers’ money if they won’t acknowledge the result of their own poll?” he asked.

Mr Palmer’s comments follow a plunge in support for Premier Campbell Newman and his LNP government.

“The polls are showing the Newman government won’t be re-elected,” he said.

“Now is the time for LNP members in the state of Queensland both within and outside parliament to join the Palmer United Party and make a difference for Queensland.”