Clive Palmer spams Australians with false WHO conspiracy texts on the eve of the federal election: ‘How is this legal?’
- Controversial politician has angered many Aussies ahead of the federal election
- The United Australia Party founder sent out a spam text message late on Friday
- Suggested major parties are part of a pact with the World Health Organisation
Clive Palmer has left countless Australians frustrated on the eve of the federal election, sending out a controversial spam text message about the World Health Organisation.
The mining billionaire and leader of United Australia Party inferred the country would be giving up control of it’s healthcare system to the WHO and that it must be stopped.
The false conspiracy theory message shared a link to a video of UAP leader Craig Kelly where he says ‘Australians cannot surrender the sovereignty of our nation and our medical decisions to the WHO’.
‘Australia transferring all AU hospital & health to World Health Org immediately. Stop them. Vote 1 United Australia Party,’ the unsolicited text said.
Clive Palmer has left countless Australians frustrated on the eve of the federal election, sending out a controversial spam text message about the World Health Organisation
On Friday, this text was sent to countless voters on the eve of the federal election
Mr Kelly, who is tipped to lose the Sydney seat of Hughes on Saturday, made no apologies for the spam message that was widely circulated.
He also insisted it was not deliberately misleading.
Negotiations are currently underway to establish a global pandemic treaty with a target date of 2024.
The accord aims to shore up the world’s defences against new contagious diseases on the heels of the Covid crisis which has killed over six million people.
But at this stage it appears highly unlikely any such treaty will be binding.
Mr Kelly argued in his clip that if the deal were to go ahead it would make Australia beholden to the decisions from the WHO, which is heavily influenced by China.
On social media, plenty were quick to torch the approach from Mr Palmer less than 24 hours before polling booths are open across the country.
‘Spamming texts AGAIN from UAP. Saying that Australia is transferring all AU hospital & health to World Health Org!! How is this legal?,’ one wrote,
Another stated they had just received ‘another bloody UAP conspiracy text’.
UAP leader Craig Kelly was spreading a wild conspiracy theory ahead of the federal election
Clive Palmer’s stunt infuriated some Twitter users, with one asking how is his conduct legal
It isn’t the first time the miming magnate has flooded Australians with blanket text messages with an election looming.
In August last year, the polarising businessman was panned after mass text messages to Australian phones directing them to the UAP website.
And before the 2020 Queensland election, Palmer’s company Mineralogy spammed people nationwide with messages accusing Labor of promoting a ‘death tax’.
More than 7000 polling booths will be open on Saturday, with many schools, churches and community halls transforming into voting stations.
Voting opens at 8am and closes at 6pm.
Failure to vote will see a $20 penalty arrive in the mail, courtesy of the Australian Electoral Commission.
Opposition leader Anthony Albanese is widely tipped to be announced as Australia’s 31st Prime Minister, replacing Scott Morrison but the race is narrowing.