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Palmer on Turnbull's call for more honesty, less spin

CLIVE Palmer agrees with Malcolm Turnbull’s call for more honesty and less spin from politicians.
CLIVE Palmer agrees with Malcolm Turnbull’s call for more honesty and less spin from politicians. Brett Wortman

CLIVE Palmer has strongly supported federal Opposition frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull's call for more honesty and less spin from politicians.

The former LNP life member said politicians and the media should take note of Mr Turnbull's comments about the instantaneous news cycle and the negativity of public debate in Australia.

Mr Turnbull made the comments at a pack concert state area at Woodford Folk Festival on Friday.

"Malcolm Turnbull's statement that it's never been easier for politicians to get away with telling lies should be a wake up call to the nation," Mr Palmer said.

"The public deserves better than the glib sound bites they have been continually fed and this is why politics has become such a turn off for the average Australian.

"They are being shown no respect.

"It's time that politics became less about being a game and more about honestly tackling the issues facing this country."

Mr Palmer said politicians and the media had to take more responsibility to ensure matters were debated and reported truthfully.

"As Malcolm Turnbull said, it would be a worthy New Year's resolution for both politicians and the media," he said.

Topics:  clive palmer federal government malcolm turnbull politics woodford folk festival



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