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Clive Palmer’s campaign spams millions of Australian voters with an unsolicited political SMS

Clive Palmer barrages millions of Australian voters with a spam SMS pledging to end unsolicited political text messages

  • Clive Palmer’s election campaign is spamming millions of Australian voters 
  • People are receiving multiple automated messages from Palmer in past week 
  • The billionaire has vowed he won’t stop the perfectly legal text messages
  • ‘We’ll be running text messages as we get closer to the election,’ Mr Palmer said 

Clive Palmer’s election campaign is barraging millions of Australian voters with spam messages pledging to end unsolicited political texts.

The leader of the United Australia Party has sent multiple automated messages to the mobile phones of annoyed Australians since last week.

‘When elected, United Australia Party will ban unsolicited political text messages which Labor & Liberal have allowed,’ one of the ironic text messages read. 

The leader of the United Australia Party has sent multiple automated messages to the mobile phones of annoyed Australians since last week

'When elected, United Australia Party will ban unsolicited political text messages which Labor & Liberal have allowed,' one of the ironic text messages read

‘When elected, United Australia Party will ban unsolicited political text messages which Labor & Liberal have allowed,’ one of the ironic text messages read

The billionaire has vowed he won’t stop the perfectly legal text messages in a bid to get elected to the Queensland seat of Herbert.

‘We’ll be running text messages as we get closer to the election because it’s a way of stimulating debate in our democracy,’ Mr Palmer told reporters on Monday

According to the Australian Communication and Media Authority, ‘Australians can be contacted by phone, email, SMS in the lead up to elections to seek views and influence your vote.’ 

‘Messages from political parties, independent members of parliament (phone calls only), government bodies and registered charities are exempt from most spam and telemarketing rules,’ the website read.

The billionaire has vowed he won't stop the perfectly legal text messages in a bid to get elected to the Queensland seat of Herbert

The billionaire has vowed he won’t stop the perfectly legal text messages in a bid to get elected to the Queensland seat of Herbert

Mr Palmer also said there is a lot of money to be spent for all his billboard, TV, radio advertising.  

‘There’s no limit to how much we will contribute, I’ve put no limit on it.’ 

Social media users have expressed their anger over the several texts, asking how Mr Palmer got their number, while others responded to his text. 

‘How did I get a text message from the Clive Palmer party? and the authorisation page is v v broken (sic),’ one person tweeted with an image of the text the received. 

‘Attention Clive Palmer and party Do not ever send me a text of your propaganda, you have no permission to access my private number, ever! This is intrusive to my private matters, safety and security (sic),’ another wrote.

‘Appropriate response I feel #clivepalmer,’ one person wrote with the screenshot of him responding ‘get f*****,’ to Mr Palmer’s text.

‘I’m sick of Clive Palmer and his United Australia Party. I don’t want to be receiving unsolicited messages from his party or any political party really,’ another tweet read.

‘Is Clive Palmer an idiot or just trolling? Just received an unsolicited SMS from him which says: “When elected, UAP will ban unsolicited political text messages which ALP & Libs/Nat have allowed”,’ someone else tweeted. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the United Australia Party for comment.     

Social media users have expressed their anger over the several texts, asking how Mr Palmer got their number, while others responded to his text

Social media users have expressed their anger over the several texts, asking how Mr Palmer got their number, while others responded to his text

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