DEEP POCKETS: PUP leader Clive Palmer.
DEEP POCKETS: PUP leader Clive Palmer. Aap

Palmer vows to spend up big to oust Newman

CLIVE Palmer says the Palmer United Party wants to give voters the chance to send Premier Campbell Newman into "the oblivions of history".

Speaking to Fairfax Media on the Gold Coast, the PUP federal leader said his party members would move to repeal any legislation of the Newman Government and slammed the timing of the Premier's decision to call a January 31 State Election.

"If we have any members of our party in the legislative assembly, they will move to repeal every single Act that's ever been introduced by the Newman Government," he said.

Mr Palmer, who holds the Federal Sunshine Coast seat of Fairfax, also dismissed Mr Newman's reasoning for calling an early election.

"The excuses about the economy are just rubbish," he said. "We know the real reason and we'll announce that in a short time."

With just over three weeks until the election, Mr Palmer said his party would spare no expense in its campaign.

"We'll spend all we can," he said.

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Mr Palmer was confident his party would field 50 candidates across the state and at least one in every region.

He said the PUP campaign launch would be at Coolum on January 18.

"We've got over 50 candidates - we're looking in that sort of region," he said. "We'll have candidates in every region but not necessarily in every particular seat."


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