Vandals repeatedly target Clive Palmer billboards across Australia

Lindsay Bennett
By Lindsay Bennett | 17 July 2018

Vandals are repeatedly targeting Australian businessman Clive Palmer's 'Make Australia Great' billboards across Australia.

The bright yellow billboards, which feature a photo Palmer, who is leader of the United Australia Party, giving a thumbs up, have been defaced in Sydney's Balmain and in Melbourne.

The 'Make Australia Great Again' slogan has been altered by vandals to read 'Make Australia Grate', with Palmer's image altered to hold a cheese grater, and 'Make Australia Eat Vegan'.

The billboards are owned by APN Outdoor, which issued a statement to AdNews:

"APN, like any outdoor advertiser, must on occasion deal with vandalism and of course we are opposed to any such behaviour. Our policy is to reprint and replace any of our content that may be subject to vandalism as soon as the matter is reported," a spokesperson said.

The billboards have also been the target of a an attack from 2GB radio show host Ben Fordham, who criticised Palmer for funding the campaign, despite owing former employees millions.

“That’s all well and good Clive that you love Australia… but can you find another way of displaying that affection for your homeland than spending money on billboards?

“Last time I checked, when you bailed out of your nickel business, staff weren’t paid out their holidays.”

Palmer’s mining company was placed in the hands of liquidators after the business racked up millions of dollars worth of debt. The liquidators are still attempting to sue Palmer for $106 million.

Clive Palmer's party did not respond prior to time of publishing.

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