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THe Last Sentry at the Gate 1

The Palmer United Party is a political party that challenged the status quo of the traditional parties in Australia. It was the first such party in the Western world that was successful in gaining power in holding the balance of power in the 44th Parliament of Australia. Formed six weeks before the 2013 Federal election, it elected 3 Senators and its leader Clive Palmer to the House of Representatives with Mr Palmer receiving over 50% of the Vote in the seat of Fairfax. Palmer United votes and preferences allowed the Government to take office. Their vote was greater than the Liberal Party's coalition partner, the National Party. It wasn’t a party of career politicians. Made up of ordinary people who were tired of being forgotten. No party in the history of Australia has been attacked so much by the established parties from both sides of politics. In this book, we record what Clive Palmer and the Party stood for and achieved in the 44th Parliament of Australia. It remains to be seen if what Clive Palmer started will be followed anywhere else in the world or if his thumbs up sign will reappear in other campaigns. The Last Sentry at the Gate: Clive Palmer & the 44th Parliament of Australia xi


THe Last Sentry at the Gate 1
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