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Palmer United Party Achievements in the 44th Parliament Since I was elected as the Federal Member for Fairfax in late 2013 our team has achieved some remarkable success in parliament for you and all Australians. Some of our achievements are: • Stopped the GP Co-Payment. • Stopped negative changes to universities. • Stopped $10 billion cuts to social security. • Freed over 436 children and families from detention. • Freed 1,500 people in total from Christmas Island. • Resolved over 30,000 cases in detention. • Introduced the (SHEV) Safe Haven Enterprise Visa. • Saved the Low Income Super for over two million Australians. • Kept the Schoolkids Bonus. • Kept Low Income Support. • Reduced electricity prices by 10% Australia-wide. • Made 15 changes to Direct Action in Senate Amendments then passed Direct Action. • Saved the Climate Change Authority. • Saved the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. • Saved ARENA (Australian Renewable Energy Authority). • Saved RET (Renewable Energy Target). • Fixed pensions for all veterans and ex-servicemen and women over 55. • Gender Equality on Government Boards. • Stopped Campbell Newman. • Set up five inquiries into: - »» Trade Investment and Growth. »» Australia Fund (drought & disaster relief). »» Queensland Government. »» National Integrity Commission (Federal ICAC). »» Lyme-like Disease. • Abolished Carbon Tax & Mining Tax. • Introduced the Private Member’s Bill on Foreign Death Penalty. • Protected maritime workers’ jobs. • Proved that government and community debt was not a problem for Australia. • Cabinet adopted our policy to ban lobbyists from party positions. • Stopped GrainCorp sale and introduced Private Member’s Bill. • Electoral reform - pens instead of pencils. • Kept Qantas Australian-owned. • Stopped changes to income tax-free threshold. • Stopped financial incentive to sell public assets. • Saved Australian jobs in offshore gas industry. • Stopped slashing of university research grants. • Stopped government from increasing pension age to 70 years & changing pension indexation. 56 The Last Sentry at the Gate: Clive Palmer & the 44th Parliament of Australia


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