Mineralogy Pty Ltd (aka Clive Palmer) donated $100,000 to the campaign. Palmer himself has pledged (good luck ever seeing it) $50,000 of his own money. Dowling is making a half-arsed attempt to distance himself:Yep
The current mayor Jenny hill is a shoo in to win again.
His best bet would be to contest a marginal ward seat although he would likely still be a long shot.
Like to know who is funding his campaign.
For some reason this doesn’t surprise me.Mineralogy Pty Ltd (aka Clive Palmer) donated $100,000 to the campaign. Palmer himself has pledged (good luck ever seeing it) $50,000 of his own money. Dowling is making a half-arsed attempt to distance himself:
“Clive is an ally and he is supporting me, but it has nothing to do with him, running for his party … it has nothing to do with that whatsoever,” Mr Dowling said. “This is my campaign and that’s the point I’m trying to make."
I think if he wanted to distance himself a little more he might have chosen something other than pup colours.
Of all the pup politicians, I had the most time for Lazarus who seemed to genuinely approach policy trying to do the right thing and as a result thought more critically of his leaders actions.
That Greg Dowling hasnt learnt from the experiences of the likes of Lazarus and others suggests to me as a politician he makes a good prop.
Palmer is shithouse rat cunning. Whatever it looks like he's up to, you can safely bet there's a different play at stake. At face value it looks like he's bankrolling Dish Head to badmouth and financially inconvenience Jenny Hill, acting out one of his many vendettas.For some reason this doesn’t surprise me.
I suppose Clive will get some of his money back if Dowling gets 4% of the vote and qualifies for electoral funding.
I would expect that would be part of whatever arrangement it is they have.