Media release

Shorten should be concentrating on policies, not personal attacks

Clive Palmer says Bill Shorten should be concentrating on policies rather than criticising individuals, following the Labor leader’s attack over text messages.

“Rather than personal attacks, Mr Shorten should be addressing policy issues, that’s what Australia is devoid of,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“The United Australia Party’s text messages are all policy-based unlike the misleading ones sent out by the Labor party before the last election saying that Medicare would be privatised if they voted Liberal.

“We live in a democracy, not the bureaucracy that Bill Shorten and his union mates have created.

“Is this an insight into what Bill Shorten would be like as Prime Minister?’’ Mr Palmer said.