Media release

Palmer United Party federal leader Clive Palmer has announced key policies to help restore Australia to once again being a prosperous and lucky country.

Mr Palmer said the Palmer United Party is committed to reducing taxes and will abolish the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) and cut tax on the second job to 50 per cent of what is currently paid.

He said the party will also move to increase the aged pension by 20 per cent and will inject $80 billion into the health budget right across Australia.

“Reducing taxes will mean more money for Australians and will see people begin to spend again, this will stimulate growth and our economy,” he said.

“FBT is a negative tax and by abolishing it we will automatically inject $4 billion into the Australian economy.

“Our policy to cut tax on the second job to 50 per cent of what is paid at the moment will help hardworking Australians who are trying to provide for their families but are being over-taxed by the government.

“Currently Australian pensioners are paid less than what asylum seekers are paid a fortnight. This is a disgrace and by increasing the aged pension by 20 per cent the Palmer United Party will provide pensioners with an additional $150 a fortnight.”

Mr Palmer said another disgrace for Australia is the state of the health system right across the nation.

“Australians are dying in hospital corridors and waiting rooms and many families do not have access to the simplest of health services like GPs and dentists,” he said.

“This has got to stop, and this is why the Palmer United Party will inject $80 billion into the health budget right across Australia so that all Australians have access to a first class health system wherever they may live.

“There needs to be a fundamental change in Australia to ensure our prosperous future and that is why the Palmer United Party is committed to reducing taxes, stimulating our economy and providing Australians with access to basic services.”

The Palmer United Party is the only party to have nominated candidates in all 150 House of Representative seats at the September 7 election.

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