Some media have claimed that the United Australia Party’s purpose is to gain as much power as possible in order to further advance Clive Palmer’s mining interests.
By Liv Field
Beverley Cameron is the United Australia Party candidate for the Calare electorate in the NSW Central West. Ms Cameron is a Wellington resident who moved to the region 10 years ago after a brief period where she lived in China working as an English teacher. At the age of 60, Ms Cameron completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Tasmania. Now, 17 years later she’s running for the federal seat of Calare.
Ms Cameron’s campaign focuses on maintaining economic and cultural growth of regional areas of Australia. She has expressed concern around the exportation of jobs and produce and the need for more support for young citizens. Proposing a free tertiary education option, Ms Cameron feels very strongly about the future of the nation lies in the proper education of the
Following the phrase “Make Australia Great”, the United Australia Party’s slogan, Ms Cameron prescribes to the idea that it is what Australia makes that makes it great and with that theory is campaigning to minimise exportation of Australian produce.
Clive Palmer claims that the United Australia Party has secured a decrease of 10% in electricity prices, the liberation of over 436 children and families from detention and has stopped $10 billion in cuts to social security.
The party has also promised an $80 billion increase in the health budget and a further $20 billion on education as well as increased support for the mining industry. Some media have claimed that the United Australia Party’s purpose is to gain as much power as possible in order to further advance Clive Palmer’s mining interests.
The United Australia Party policies advocate for more compassion towards refugees, free tertiary education for residents, smaller government, regional wealth retention and relief for mortgagors. One of the strongest positions the party has taken is its opposition to the sale of Australian land and the mismanagement of the water buybacks.
Within the electorate, Ms Cameron would like to see a stronger education system that promotes Australian history such as the ANZAC legacy. She would also see more jobs in the areas stating “I’d like to see everybody here that wanted a job, get a job”. She believes the Calare region will benefit from keeping the production of goods in the country and wealth generated in the community.
Ms Cameron has said she feels “hopeful” that the campaign will deliver wider acknowledgement of the need for jobs and the important role regional areas play in the Australian economy.
Ms Cameron was unavailable to interview and so the information has been sourced from official party statements and press releases.