Media release

Ralph Babet elected to Senate in Victoria

United Australia Party Chairman Clive Palmer has congratulated Ralph Babet on his election victory in the Victorian Senate.

“The party is very pleased to announce that the United Australia Party will have representation in the upper house following Ralph Babet’s outstanding election win in Victoria,” Mr Palmer said.

“As a former business owner, Ralph understands at the grass-roots level what is required for economic prosperity in this country.

“He will take the fight to the mainstream parties to deliver a better economic future for all Australian families,” Mr Palmer said.

“As predicted by the United Australia Party prior to the election, increasing interest rates are putting Australians under growing levels of mortgage stress.

“The United Australia Party in the senate will always ensure that the major parties do not forget about the hardships faced by Australian families.

“As Paul Keating once said, Australia is in danger of becoming a banana republic. The United Australia Party is committed to holding Labor and the Liberals accountable for their actions and adding positively to the national debate for a better democracy for all,’’ he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Palmer said that the United Australia Party would be highlighting instances of electoral fraud by the AEC in the 2022 federal election.

“There are concerning elements regarding actions of the AEC which we will be bringing to light by presenting evidence,” Mr Palmer said.

The United Australia Party has also announced it would be fielding candidates in all seats at the upcoming Victorian state election.

“We will be running candidates in all Victorian seats to give the people an opportunity to elect representatives that care about the issues facing Victoria and all of Australia,” Mr Palmer said.

Former Federal Leader of the United Australia Party, Craig Kelly, has been appointed national director of the party, it has also been announced.