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Australia Clive Palmer's company tips another $1.7 million into his party's Queensland election campaign

06:26  22 october  2020
06:26  22 october  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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Clive Palmer ' s private company Mineralogy has donated a further $ 1 . 7 million to the businessman's United Australia Party as voting gets underway in the Queensland election . That brings Mineralogy's total contribution to the party ' s campaign since early September to ,765,188

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Ned Kelly wearing a microphone: Polls suggest Clive Palmer's United Australia Party is unlikely to win any Queensland seats. (ABC Capricornia: Erin Semmler) © Provided by ABC NEWS Polls suggest Clive Palmer's United Australia Party is unlikely to win any Queensland seats. (ABC Capricornia: Erin Semmler)

Clive Palmer's private company Mineralogy has donated a further $1.7 million to the businessman's United Australia Party as voting gets underway in the Queensland election.

That brings Mineralogy's total contribution to the party's campaign since early September to $3,765,188 — more than the declared donations over the same period for both the LNP and Labor combined.

According to the Electoral Commission of Queensland's public database, a number of Mr Palmer's private companies first started donating to Clive Palmer's United Australia Party (CPUAP) from September 4 and were described as "salaries for staff working on CPUAP issues".

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Clive Palmer ’ s mining company has tipped more than .5m into his spoiler political party with more than 50 donations to his Queensland election candidates disclosed in the past week. Queensland voters are being subjected to a barrage of anti-Labor adverts from Palmer ’ s United Australia party on

A private company owned by businessman Clive Palmer has declared a million donation to Mr Palmer ' s United Australia Party . ECQ records show Labor and the LNP this year have received $ 1 . 7 million and .9 million in donations respectively.

The two biggest donations were from Mineralogy, which contributed $2 million on September 16 and the additional $1.7 million on October 16.

The party is running candidates in 50 electorates, but according to opinion polls is unlikely to come close to winning any seats.

Nevertheless, the party has been running election advertisements criticising Labor and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Opposition leader Deb Frecklington said she had no political relationship with Mr Palmer or his party.

The Australian Electoral Commission is moving to deregister Mr Palmer's party federally on the grounds that it failed a membership test to determine whether the organisation has at least 500 members.

Mr Palmer is challenging the move in the Federal Court.

The legal stoush does not affect the party's standing in the Queensland election.

The Electoral Commission of Queensland said there was no evidence to instigate deregistration proceedings at the state level.


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