Australia Clive Palmer has been rushed to hospital after falling off stage
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After conflicting itineraries prevented Mark McGowan from seeing the Labor leader before he appeared all smiles alongside Scott Morrison two weeks later, the pair hold a press conference, complete with a baby and a random member of the public wanting to ask a "tough question".Anthony Albanese began his second trip to Western Australia with a press conference in Midland this morning, promising a national newborn screening program to replace different systems currently managed by the states.
Clive Palmer was rushed to hospital after falling off stage during an election ad campaign rehearsal.
The United Australia Party chairman suffered a gash to his head after slipping from a stage set-up at his Coolum resort, on the Sunshine Coast, on Good Friday.
Mr Palmer was treated with a first aid kit before he was transported to hospital.
'Well I went to jump on the stage and I can't high jump like I used to,' Mr Palmer told.
'I'm now 68. I hit it and ricocheted off the stage and hit my head ... I was knocked out for about 20 seconds. Had a scan. I really do have a brain in there between my two ears,' Palmer said.
Clive Palmer says United Australia Party will preference major parties last at federal election
Clive Palmer says the United Australia Party will preference the Liberal Party, Labor and the Greens last on all its how-to-vote cards at the upcoming federal election. Mr Palmer addressed the National Press Club today, where he outlined what the UAP would demand if it were to gain seats in the upper or lower houses. And while he said the major parties would be preferenced last, he would not say in what order, leaving the door open to change it in different states.
A UAP spokesperson said he was later discharged and is now resting ahead of the 3pm party launch on Saturday.
Mr Palmer had also stumbled on stage in a separate incident following his address at the National Press Club last Thursday.
The billionaire mining magnate had finished answering questions from reporters and went to leave the stage.
He misstepped off the raised podium and stumbled forward before catching himself on a nearby chair.
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Mr Palmer announced during his speech a populist policy to cap home loan interest rates at three per cent for the next five years.
The UAP leader claimed the policy would protect six million Australians from losing their homes if interest rates soar and their mortgage payments become unaffordable.
'We must protect all Australians, their assets and their way of life,' he said.
The policy would almost certainly increase the rate of inflation and massively reduce credit availability.
It has been tried in African and South American nations with ruinous consequences.
Mr Palmer admitted inflation may rise but said: 'There are other things we can do about inflation'.
The mining billionaire said he would pay down Australia's $1trillion debt in 20 years by introducing a 15 per cent licence fee on iron ore exports.
Pregnant Marnie Simpson is rushed to doctors after falling ill
The Geordie Shore star, 30, and her fiancé Casey Johnson, 26, were staying in a lodge in Wales with their son Rox, three, when she started to experience pain in her bladder . © Provided by Daily Mail Oh no! Marnie Simpson, 30 - who is pregnant with her second child - was rushed to the doctors and forced to a recently cut family holiday short after falling ill with a painful flare up Marnie wrote in her OK! column: 'I started to feel really poorly just a few hours after arriving.
Mr Palmer's UAP was the most Googled party in the country last week, according to the latest data.
It received 36 per cent of searches for political parties, ahead of Labor on 34 per cent,Trends data first reported by the showed.
The Liberal Party received a dismal 12 per cent, with the Greens on 6 per cent,'s One Nation on 5 per cent, the LNP on 4 per cent and the Nationals on 3 per cent.
The UAP's search figures were boosted when leader Craig Kelly got egged inon Friday.
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United Australia Party 2022 Federal Election campaign launch at Sunshine Coast's Palmer Coolum Resort a marathon event .
With more than an hour of videos and a folk band playing revised versions of Australian classics, the United Australia Party campaign launch on Queensland's Sunshine Coast becomes a marathon affair.Afterwards, party chairman Clive Palmer vowed to place the Greens last on how-to-vote cards and said they would not preference major parties at all in the Senate.