Re-run of Clive’s DVD boxed set
CLIVE Palmer's bright yellow China-made election DVD has been clogging up letterboxes across the Sunshine Coast again.
Before last year's federal election, Mr Palmer was criticised for not supporting local business by printing the DVDs in China.
His spokesman Andrew Crook justified it because of tight deadlines.
"No one in Australia could do six million copies in the time frame," he said.
But with a state election more than a year away, the Member for Fairfax appears to be making no attempt to source local businesses that could do the job.
His latest "Queensland team" DVD, which aims to "reclaim Queensland for Queenslanders", states on the back cover it was printed in Beijing.
It claims from March "the Newman Government has legislated to severely limit the budget that is allowed to be spent during the term on informing Queenslanders about their choices for potential representatives".
Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said "facts never get in Clive Palmer's way".
"The Government is a firm believer in freedom of speech which is why we're actually removing political funding and spending caps which the former Labor Government brought in."
The DVD includes clips by Mr Palmer in which he takes swipe at the LNP and focuses on his business achievements.
"I worked as hard as I could for my businesses and my employees," Mr Palmer says in one clip.
"Newman and Nichols, they are as bad as each other," he says about asset sales. It's not LNP policy, it's Newman's whacky idea"
The clip includes pieces from other party candidates and a free promotional DVD on the Titanic II.
Mr Palmer's office has ignored the Daily's questions, looking for an explanation as to why the party is printing its DVDs in China and if Mr Palmer's electorate office was helping to fund the DVD printout.