GIVE THE BIG 3 THE BOOT
A personal take on:
The United Australia Party is synonymous with Clive Palmer, the parties’ creator. If you didn’t like Malcolm Turnbulls’ seemingly self-serving interests and cronyism give United Australia a big miss. I suspect that there’s a lot more behind Palmers’ motivation than altruistic patriotism towards Australia. Palmer is a millionaire miner who has had business dealings with China and yet is bleating about the danger of China in U.A's adds. READ THE LATEST ON PALMERS COAL MINING EMPIRE DEPENDENT ON THE ADANI RAIL LINE(CLICK)
Wikipedia – quote“The United Australia Party (UAP), formerly known as the Palmer United Party (PUP), is an Australian political party formed by mining magnate Clive Palmer in April 2013 and deregistered in 2017. The second incarnation of the party was registered by the Australian Electoral Commission on 12 December 2018”. End quote
Quote - “Palmer is the owner of Mineralogy, a company which in 2006 had 160 billion tonnes (160×109 long tons; 180×109 short tons) of iron ore reserves in the Pilbara Ranges, in remote northern Western Australia. In 2008, Palmer bought Waratah Coal. In 2009, he bought Queensland Nickel and the Palmer Nickel and Cobalt Refinery after BHP was going to close the refinery. In the first year after purchasing the refinery, Palmer gifted staff 50 Mercedes Benz cars and thousands of overseas holidays after the refinery turned a huge profit.] On 18 January 2016, Queensland Nickel entered voluntary administration after the price of nickel crashed in October 2015 and the Queensland Government refused any assistance.” End quote
It is estimated Palmer has sent about five million unsolicited political texts since October, I personally received one. Recently the United Australia Party has flooded print media and television with sensational adds targeting issues such as National security and China.
U.A's simplistic T.V. adds bombard voters with a litany of successive government's failings and suck-in many disenfranchised voters. Few will notice that these adds offer no feasible, concrete solutions.
Palmer had his own complex business entanglements with a Chinese mining company CITIC, which is leasing a tract of land from his Mineralogy company. The two parties engaged in an international legal dispute which Palmer ultimately won. Palmers business machinations and company entanglements reminds me of Turnbulls’ banking affiliations. The word megalomaniac springs to mind.
The United Australia website even claims 3 past prime ministers: Joseph Lyons, William (Billy Hughes) and Sir Robert Menzies as United Australia party supporters despite the fact that the party didn't exist in their times.
On reading United Australia’s website one would be led to believe that via United Australia’s sole efforts they have been responsible for a huge range of legislation and reforms. These delusions of grandeur and self-aggrandizement are a real worry for me.
Quote : “PALMER’S STRATEGY ‘A SERIES OF MIND FARTS’
Palmer said he is willing to spend $50 million on his pre-election advertising blitz, which has included TV ads, full-page ads in newspapers and billboards.
He has even shelled out to air his commercials on Australia’s highest-rating show, Married At First Sight.
The ad suggests the Chinese could use the airport to invade Australia, take over the state’s resources by stealth and support a “large ground force”.
The ad goes on to explain the airport could “in effect” support a “Chinese communist” army.
The ad’s scariest claim centres on an airport built on red dirt in WA’s remote northwest, about 80km south of Karratha and 30km inland from the Port of Cape Preston.
The airport is attached to an iron ore mine privately run by Chinese mining company CITIC, which is leasing a tract of land from Mr Palmer’s Mineralogy company. The two parties have fought out an international legal dispute.
Strategic defence expert Ron Huisken called the ad “sensational nonsense” before pointing out Mr Palmer had his own complex business entanglements with a Chinese company.”
Some grandiose statements, huge jumps in logic and massive spending. United Australia focuses vaguely on a small range of popularist issues and ignores the wider picture.
From U.A's own website: Quote
“Japan has become the world’s third largest economy by processing Australian resources” End quote.
My Questions for U.A.
Who exactly does Palmer sell his minerals to?
If China / Japan are offering to purchase his minerals for a higher price than Australian re-started industries, who would he sell the minerals to?
How would he make Australian manufactured items competitive in the global market? How does he feel about restoring import tariffs?
Where’s the point in massive growth in training and education spending when there are not enough Australian jobs for graduates to move into?
“United Australia Party stands for and is committed in its efforts and vision to carry out the following functions:
Party Officials should not be Lobbyists, thereby taking a strong position on Paid Political Lobbyists, saving tax payers dollars and introducing Fair Policies.
Revising the current Australian Government’s Refugee Policy to ensure Australia is protected and refugees are given opportunities for a better future and lifestyle.
Creating Mineral Wealth to continuously contribute to the welfare of the Australian community. This will be achieved by utilising mineral resources from Queensland and Western Australia, and incentives from the Commonwealth of Australia to establish downstream processing in the States of Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia; and exporting products at a higher dollar value, thereby creating more revenue, jobs, tax and more facilities.
Establishing a System where people create wealth in various parts of the country and for that wealth to flow back to the Community that generates the wealth. For example, if a particular region creates wealth, a significant percentage of that wealth should go back to the region.”End Quote.
My take on these policies:
To me, one of the biggest beneficiaries of these policies would be Palmer, his cronies in the mining states.
U.A's refugee ‘statement’ , I can’t call it a policy; smacks of cheap labor and ignores the major issues of - supporting immigrants, social welfare, housing, over-development, the environment, infrastructure , law and order etc.
I consider that this party is manipulating Australians well founded fears regarding Chinese take-over of our country to woo voters. IMO Palmer hunts with the hounds and runs with the foxes.
MY RATINGS- 0.5/5
VERDICT- I suspect ulterior motives, vague self-serving vision and policies are unconvincing, does not appeal. IMO Cameron is a similar stamp of politician to Joh Bjelke-Petersen!
Unbeleivable, un-impressive in the deatails and very pro Clive Palmers' personal investments.
DON’T LIKE-Clive Palmer, More sell-off of Australia’s mineral resources without manufacturing jobs here. Coal mining continued, impact on the environment and water.
WOULD LIKE TO SEE- Clive Palmer divorced from this party.
BRANCHES– NSW, QLD . Given U.A's Nationl advertising I would be surprised if they don't have candidates standing in every state.
WHO ARE THE FACES OF THE PARTY?
QLD- Clive Palmer, House of Representatives, Federal Member for Fairfax.
NSW- Brian Burston, Senator for New South Wales. Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2016
S.A- ? N.T. -? VIC. -?
W.A- ? TAS. -? A.C.T. -?
RED FLAGS - UPDATES - Clive Palmer, his business associates and industry holdings
Follow these links for Palmers buisiness machinations:
Coal, Coal & More Coal
It's taken Clive Palmer 3 years to consider paying back "millions of dollars" in outstanding entitlements owed to hundreds of workers who lost their jobs when his Queensland nickel refinery went bust more than three years ago.
Clive Palmer threatens to sue Australian taxpayers for $45b as he re-routes business through NZ- Posted 22 Jan 2019, 1:16pm
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ELECTION 2019 UPDATE
Well done voters, you recognised a charlatan and regected him