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UAP candidates scramble for volunteers as Clive Palmer campaigns from Fiji

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United Australia party candidates say they don’t expect Palmer will pay people to staff booths on election day, which could sway resultsClive Palmer’s candidates are frantically trying to find volunteers to hand out how-to-vote cards at Saturday’s election, with one offering a homeless man $100 on Gumtree to cover expenses for a day’s work.Several United Australia party candidates who spoke to Guardian Australia say they do not expect Palmer to staff booths with paid workers on election day as he did in 2013 when the party secured 5.5% of first-preference votes nationally. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/may/14/uap-candidates-scramble-for-volunteers-as-clive-palmer-campaigns-from-fiji

Author : Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

Publish date : 2019-05-13 18:00:09

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