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AustraliaFed ALP downplays Clive Palmer preferences

04:15  30 april  2019
04:15  30 april  2019 Source:   msn.com

Ex-Lib premier warns against Palmer deal

Ex-Lib premier warns against Palmer deal The Liberal Party is reportedly close to finalising a deal with Clive Palmer over preferences ahead of the federal election. Former West Australian Liberal premier Colin Barnett has warned of a backlash from metropolitan voters if the federal party does a preference deal with Clive Palmer. How To Get A Home Loan With 5% Deposit Find out more on Finder Ad Finder.com.au The Liberal Party is reportedly close to finalising a deal with Mr Palmer's United Australia Party, which could help him return to federal parliament after the May 18 election.

Federal Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese says opposition MPs may be asking voters to put Clive Palmer second this election because it won't sway "Labor's preferences won't be counted in a seat like Franklin, so you make the how-to-vote as simple as possible," he told ABC's Radio National on

Mr Palmer lashed out at federal Labor leader Bill Shorten on Monday, calling him a "two-faced liar" for saying the ALP would never do a preference deal with his United Australia Party. Mr Palmer was giving a statement in Brisbane about the UAP's stance on preferences after it was revealed last week

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Labor MP Anthony Albanese has played down the significance of some of his federal colleagues listing Clive Palmer's party second on their how-to-vote cards for the federal election.

Despite Labor branding Mr Palmer a "tosser" and "con man", the mining magnate's United Australia Party is number two on the how-to-vote cards for two seats in Tasmania.

The opposition is preferencing the UAP second in Franklin, held by Labor MP Julie Collins, and above independent MP Andrew Wilkie in his neighbouring seat of Clark.

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Mr Albanese said the ordering is probably just a "donkey vote" which won't sway the result in seats where Labor was likely to finish first.

"Labor's preferences won't be counted in a seat like Franklin, so you make the how-to-vote as simple as possible," he told ABC's Radio National on Tuesday.

"I suspect that that is what has happened."

Fed ALP downplays Clive Palmer preferences © AAP Image/Joel Carrett Federal Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese says opposition MPs may be asking voters to put Clive Palmer second this election because it won't sway the result. A donkey vote is when a person numbers the boxes in order straight down the ballot paper.

In Franklin, where Labor's candidate is listed second from the bottom, this is effectively what its how-to-vote card recommends, starting with incumbent MP Julie Collins as number one.

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“The electoral system , which compels political parties to lodge preference arrangements by law, needs reform. On Sunday, the WikiLeaks Party claimed an administrative error had caused it to preference Australia First and the Shooters and Fishers Party ahead of the Greens and the two major parties.

If Clive Palmer has actually had 20,000 people contact him about joining his party since the WEEKEND, I will streak through those Senate "But people should look at Clive Palmer 's record, they should see what he did while he was [last] here." Cory Bernardi of the Australian Conservatives said

But in Clark, Labor recommends its voters jump all over the ballot paper.

Mr Palmer announced on Monday UAP would preference the coalition second across the country for the May 18 election.

The preferences deal, which could return Mr Palmer to federal parliament as a senator for Queensland, has been criticised by Labor.

Asked whether such deals are needed to win elections, Liberal campaign spokesman Simon Birmingham stressed Australia has a compulsory preferential voting system.

"Frankly, the choices if you're not voting for the Liberal or National parties are all pretty sub-optimal," he told Sky News on Tuesday.

"There's not a lot to choose from in that pack."

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