Tanya Plibersek says she will block Clive Palmer’s proposed coalmine near Great Barrier Reef | Environment | The GuardianTanya Plibersek says she will block Clive Palmer’s proposed coalmine near Great Barrier Reef | Environment | The Guardian
The demand for verifiable facts according to Kelly is a restriction on free speech. His freedom is to say anything he wants true, false or even insane is an individual’s right because Facebook has banned him but not the UAP. A vote for the UAP is a vote for the LNP and a vote for the LNP is a vote for the new coalition of the L-NP-UAP and there isn’t any love between them.
Although Kelly is banned from the platform, his party is not, and according to Facebook’s transparency report, the United Australia party has spent over $513,000 on ads in the last 90 days alone on Facebook – the largest political ad spend in Australia on the platform. Party founder Clive Palmer has separately spent over $161,000 in the same period. The Liberal party spent over $44,000 in the same period.
Morrison’s Miracle Maker: Scotty’s God is back to tip Democracy on its head again and Scott is bringing politics to church. However not like the Latin American church once brought Religion to politics.
In 2019 a billionaire spent $83.6 million to influence a federal election. Why in 2022 is our democracy still for sale? States and territories have introduced caps on political donations and campaign expenditure to prevent such tilting of the electoral playing field. But Clive Palmer is doing it again and the federal government has done nothing to prevent it.
Morrison is grateful
“Our objective in the last election was to ensure Bill Shorten did not become prime minister,” he said when asked about the point of spending so much money on a seemingly doomed ambition.
A Vote for Palmer’s UAP is a Vote for Morrison and that’s as diseased as Democracy gets. Remind yourself what Morrison did these past 3 years and what he would do with another 3 owing Palmer. Palmer is the bastard who keeps nobody honest when it comes to getting what he wants.
Published opinion polls are barely recording more than 5 per cent for “others”, but several insiders insist Palmer’s UAP is looking at a vote across Victoria, NSW and Queensland of around 8 per cent and as high as 12 per cent across suburban Melbourne and Brisbane. About 17 per cent voters under 40 are considering voting for Palmer, one strategist told this columnist.
CAN YOU SMELL IT, dear reader? That faint but unmistakably putrid odour of dank memes and moral decay? It can only be one of two things: a truck full of rotting fish has crashed into the abandoned vomit factory, or Clive Palmer’s political grift is back on. Unfortunately, it’s the latter. The United Australia Party are already gearing up for the coming election as Palmer attempts to recapture the same triumph as 2019, where he spent $83 million to secure zero seats in either house. However, it contributed to the skin-of-the-teeth return of the coal-friendly Morrison Government who celebrated their win by immediately opening the Galilee Basin for coal mining.
Of concern here is the theme Palmer has advocated, saying that there have been few COVID-19 deaths and that the real threats are from the vaccinations themselves — identical to the views of The Australia Project, the same people who are seemingly advocating an overthrow of the government. One has to wonder if Clive’s war-chest has been spent on anything other than advertising.
Former Liberal MP Craig Kelly has joined Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party so he can access a war chest of funds to more widely share his controversial views over the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Like I said, it’s obvious really. I once said that when I first bought a home, I one day hoped to live in a million dollar property. Little did I realise that it would happen without me moving. I also imagined that it would be a beachfront property. Given the way climate change action is happening, that might also happen without me moving, too
Billionaire mining magnate and political pest Clive Palmer is outspending every other political party in the country on Facebook ads before the Queensland election, sharing discredited claims about a Labor death tax.
Clive Palmer’s Waratah Coal has applied for a mining lease and environmental assessment to build a coalmine four times the size of Adani’s Carmichael mine in the Queensland Galilee Basin, reports Guardian Australia. If burned, coal in the west Queensland seam alone could shift the earth’s climate a third of the way to 2 degrees of warming. Palmer, who spent upwards of $60m in political advertising in the run up to the federal election, is also planning to build a coal-fired power station in the state. The news comes as Senator Malcolm Roberts accuses the Bureau of Meteorology of removing a graph that “goes against the narrative of the climate extremists” in a Senate estimates hearing. In the hearing Greens Senator Hanson-Young asked if the Morrison government had been briefed regarding “the climate emergency”. Climate Change and Energy Innovation deputy secretary Jo Evans replied that she does not use such terminology, preferring to “stick to a factual description”.
Clive Palmer is suing YouTube sensation Jordan Shanks for defamation. Instead of capitulating however, Shanks doubled down and tore strips off Palmer in the funniest response to a legal threat yet. If you have been legally threatened in similar ways – we want to hear about it – click here to let us know – the Streisand effect may work in your favour.
Clive Palmer revives allegations against Mal Brough as Labor pursues the Special Minister for State over James Ashby affair.