CLIVE Palmer’s United Australia Party has annoyed more West Australians today by sending out a text, letting them the party plans to ban unsolicited political text messages.
This is the second time this week Australians have been sent spam messages from Palmer’s party.
The latest text arrived via a new number, so people would receive it, even if they blocked the previous number.
Mr Palmer would not reveal how he acquired the phone numbers of millions of people and the irony of sending a text about banning texts seems to be lost on his party.
Twitter users wavered between amusement and annoyance at the latest spam.
Clive Palmer texts me more than my better half…
— Bernie Kane (@berniek71) January 16, 2019
It’s halfway through January and the only text messages I’ve received are from Clive Palmer and Uber Eats.
— Titus O’Reily (@TitusOReily) January 16, 2019
So. I just got an unsolicited political text message from Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party telling me that if they’re elected they’ll… ban unsolicited political text messages. I’M NOT VOTING FOR THE PROBLEM TO GET RID OF THE PROBLEM, MY GOD.
— Shasta (@ShastaJamie) January 16, 2019
Despite receiving more than 3000 complaints about the texts – Palmer promised there is more to come.
The texts aren’t illegal either – only texts about goods, services and investments are illegal.
Politicians have carte blanche to text us all they like on the basis that freedom of political information is vital to our democratic process.