Palmer’s tasteless game app
CLIVE Palmer has launched an arcade-style video game app in which Bill Shorten is depicted as a cockroach and Jacqui Lambie has two heads.
Players control Mr Palmer as he runs around Australia collecting Tim Tams and dodging opponents including Labor Leader Mr Shorten, shock jock Ray Hadley and former senator Ms Lambie.
Called Clive Palmer: Humble Meme Merchant, the free game is set to a modified tune of Culture Club’s Karma Chameleon.
It comes after 1980s band Twisted Sister threatened legal action over Mr Palmer’s version of their hit We’re Not Gonna Take It in advertising for his United Australia Party.
Mr Palmer is also sending out more unsolicited text messages, despite receiving more than 3000 complaints from the 5.6 million voters he’s already contacted.
He refused to reveal how he got hold of the phone numbers or the cost. “We had an outstanding successful result ... with 280,000 people contacting our party website (as a result),” he said.
Mr Palmer said it was legal for political parties to contact voters via SMS.