Media release

United Australia Party endorses 17 candidates in Qld

The Federal Leader of the United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, announced today that the party executive had endorsed 17 candidates to contest Queensland lower house seats in the 2019 Federal Election.

Mr Palmer said the party was interviewing further candidates for the remaining Queensland seats, to be announced in the coming weeks.

The United Australia Party candidates endorsed so far in Queensland are Majella Zimpel (Blair), Simon Flitcroft (Bonner), Shane Clarke (Bowman), Lindsay Sturgeon (Capricornia), Colin Thompson (Dawson), Stephen Austin (Dickson), Mara Krischker (Fadden), Jacob Rush (Flynn), Paul Creighton (Forde), Christian Julius (Griffith), Susan Bertuch (Kennedy), Jeanette Sackley (Leichhardt), Bailey Maher (Longman), Fiona Mackenzie (McPherson), Garry Eilola (Moncrieff), Carl Grading (Moreton), Shyamal Reddy (Rankin).

“We are hearing very clearly that Australians are sick of the same-old, same-old from Liberal and Labor,” Mr Palmer said.

“For the first time Australia has real choice instead of the duopoly that Liberal and Labor have created by voting together to keep other alternatives out of the Federal parliament.

“The established parties talk about helping the country but all they’ve ever done is stifle political alternatives,” Mr Palmer said.

“Unlike them, the United Australia Party is not comprised of career politicians. We are a party made up of genuine Australians who want to serve the country, to change the course of history and steer in a bright new era for Australia,’’ he said.

“Hardworking Australians are looking for an effective alternative and that alternative is the United Australia Party. We will provide the strong leadership, the vision, the policies and the plan to make Australia great,’’ Mr Palmer said.