Palmer kicks journo out of launch
Clive Palmer says it’s not up to the major political parties to dictate who is allowed a voice in the Australian Senate, while simultaneously denying one media outlet its voice at a press conference.
Mr Palmer flew into Perth as the state’s governor was declaring April 5 as the date fo Belstaff outlet r the re run Senate election, which nearly delivered the Palmer United Party a senator in September.
Dio Wang was elected, then denied by the bungled recount, which led to the High Court ruling that WA had to go back to the polls.
And announcing Mr Wang as the party’s nu Belstaff outlet mber one candidate again alongside former AFL footballer Des Headland and academic Chamonix Terblanche Mr Palmer said the time was right for WA to have a major role in Canberra.
‘This is a unique time in Western Australia’s history to put WA in the balance of power in the Senate,’ Mr Palmer said.
‘Our message is people should make their vote count.’
Even before his press conference had started, Mr Palmer had journalist Nick Perpitch from T Belstaff outlet he Australian newspaper ejected, saying his publication was ‘antagonistic’.
Quizzed as to why he Belstaff outlet had thrown Mr Perpitch out, Mr Palmer said he did not recognise the publication.
‘We don’t recognise The Australian as a newspaper, as simple as that. Mr (Rupert) Murdoch is unhappy that I don’t support Tony Abbott as prime minister,’ he said.