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Stuff Up 3: Palmer making Chinese print great

Wednesday, 01 May 2019
By Jake Nelson

The UAP has been accused of printing its election corflutes in China after campaigning on restoring Australian jobs. (Source: @MrCsandDs on Twitter)

Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party is printing election corflutes in China, according to images posted to Twitter, despite his electioneering on a manufacture in Australia policy.

The photos show a UAP sign marked as being printed by Dongguan Jianxin Plastic Products, a company based in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, China.

The party is campaigning on bringing jobs back to Australia, with Palmer’s “Vision for Australia” document saying the country needs “a real manufacturing industry in areas where we have the economic advantage, rather than exporting jobs to China and Japan”.

“The Australian Government must support Australian industries and ensure all policies put Australia first,” he wrote.

Printing Industries slammed the UAP in response to the news.

This is not the first controversy involving the UAP and offshore manufacturing, with its candidate for PM Scott Morrison’s seat of Cook, Bryan Wiseman, quitting the party in March after discovering its shirts and caps were also printed in China.

“The party’s entire platform is about creating jobs in Australia and the guy couldn’t even pay Australian workers to make his clothing,” Wiseman told The Daily Telegraph following his resignation.

The United Australia Party was contacted for comment.

3 Responses to “Stuff Up 3: Palmer making Chinese print great”

  1. April 24, 2019 at 6:53 pm,


    Why is this not surprising? This is the person that bought the Hyatt Regency Coolum and within 2 years some 400 people had no jobs , then there was the Townsville refinery debacle the CEO is still overseas avoiding the Australian authorities I believe.
    Now to be a parent or guardian of a child one needs to be responsible, why is this not the case when one leads a political party?
    If a parent steps out of line the system and law intervene, when the leader of a political party steps out of line
    what happens?? Really why is he allowed to get away with what he does? So much harm caused by this individual to so many people in Australia, both directly and indirectly affected. The when someone stands up against him he bullies them with expensive litigation. Yes a bully, that is not afraid of benefiting his party by saving a few bucks on some flutes in the process a foreign country reaps the rewards !! WTF!

  2. April 28, 2019 at 7:43 pm,

    Craig B

    After UAP’s Star recruit Bryan Wiseman quit over the Chinese made T shirt debacle you would think UAP would have learned their lesson. But true to their hypocrisy, UAP haven’t learned from their mistakes and are condemned to repeat them. As Bryan Wiseman said in one of his interviews – the party is a Circus.

  3. May 03, 2019 at 8:50 am,

    Matthew McCartney

    The Definition of Insanity is doing things over and over without results. Getting their party gear made in China over and over is an insult to the Australian printing industry. Good on you Bryan Wiseman for having the balls to resign in protest to UAP’s “cheapskatery”. Forget politics Bryan Wiseman and go back to the bay, Home and Away – you were the best Doctor they have ever had on the show.

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