Media release

United Australia Party endorses 27 candidates in Victoria

The Federal Leader of the United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, announced today that the party executive had endorsed 27 candidates to contest Victorian lower house seats in the 2019 Federal Election.

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

The endorsed United Australia Party candidates for Victoria  are: Matthew Sirianni-Duffy (Aston); Adam Veitch (Bendigo); Mubahil Ahmed (Bruce); James Unkles (Casey); Neil Harvey (Corangamite); Milton Wilde (Deakin); Ronald Jean (Dunkley); Donald Mackenzie (Fraser); Lisa Bentley (Gellibrand); Wayne Connolly (Goldstein); Timothy Ryan (Higgins); Jatinder “Bobby” Singh (Holt); Jin Luan (Hotham); Shane Wheatland (Indi); Barry Prior (Isaacs); Maria Rigoni (Jagajaga); Steven D’elia (Kooyong); Paul Smith (Lalor); Dean Dunan (La Trobe); Helen Paton (Macnamara); Ricki Millar (Mallee); Sawar Hasan (Maribyrnong); Chris Hayman (McEwen); Tony Pecora (Melbourne); Brett Fuller (Menzies); Matthew Sherry (Monash) and Joshua Wallace (Wannon).

“We are hearing very clearly that people 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.

“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.