Palmer’s taste­less game app

The Advertiser - - NEWS - CHRIS LEES

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.

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