Pulp Mill Bill a Meaningless Gesture: Clive Palmer

Media Release

The federal leader of the Palmer United Party and Member for Fairfax, Clive Palmer, has made it clear the party supports the development of a pulp mill in Tasmania.

 But Mr Palmer said the state Labor government was conspiring with the Liberal Opposition to hoodwink the Tasmanian people by recalling parliament to pass legislation to shore up the Tamar Valley pulp mill.

“It’s inappropriate to pass this bill which is just a political stand designed to help the receiver try and sell the mill,” Mr Palmer said.

“No one will want to invest in Tasmania is if it is done this way.

“The Palmer United Party supports the introduction of legislation for the pulp mill but only when there’s a party genuinely interested in the pulp mill permit.

“This move to recall parliament and push through legislation is just a meaningless gesture designed to fool the Tasmanian people that something is happening.”

Mr Palmer said the Palmer United Party was fielding a powerful team led by Kevin Morgan at the March 15 Tasmanian election and was determined to put the state back on the map after decades of neglect.

“The Palmer United Party is ery confident of receiving strong support from Tasmanians at the state election,” he said.

“The Palmer United Party is working to end the major party duopoly in this country and in Tasmania we will fix the damage done by Labor, the Greens and the Liberals.”