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Clive Palmer and Craig Kelly using spam text messages to capture rightwing vote ahead of election, expert says

University of Queensland law professor says United Australia party trying to ‘leverage attention’ and ‘rebuild influence’ among social conservatives

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Text messages sent by and to millions of Australians over the past fortnight may be a way to target rightwing voters in a highly competitive field ahead of the next federal , an electoral expert suggests.

Since Kelly joined Palmer’s United Australia party in late August, two text messages have been sent; the first telling people not to trust the major parties, while the second linked to a UAP website hosting the Therapeutic Goods Administration vaccination report that outlines every adverse reaction to the jab.

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