Posted by Editor, cairnsnews
by Alison Ryan
Clive Palmer, a former federal MP, is seeking a return to Canberra running for the Senate.
Addressing the National Press Club on Thursday, he said the UAP would not list the Coalition, Labor or the Greens on their how-to-vote cards in the Senate at all and would instead suggest supporters back other parties in the upper house.
In the House of Representatives, where voters have to number every candidate in order of preference, Palmer said the UAP would put the three major parties “at the bottom of that ticket”.
He said there was no “clearcut” decision on which party would be at the very bottom of the preference list, but suggested there could be exceptions for MPs who had supported UAP MP Craig Kelly’s pet issues – such as opposing Covid vaccine mandates and lockdowns.