Clive Palmer speaking to media. Photo: Glenn Hunt
The Palmer United Party will seek to repeal every law passed by the Newman Government, Clive Palmer says.
Mr Palmer said a bill to repeal the government's laws would be introduced to the state parliament after the next election as a private members' bill, or by the Palmer United Party if it won government.
The Fairfax federal MP and head of the PUP said scrapping the Liberal National Party's laws since 2012 was “the only way to restore the Queensland economy”.
“We've got a lack of confidence in the government's ability to make rational decisions,” he told Fairfax Media.
“We don't see one good thing the Newman Government has done for Queensland. I don't know of any group in the community that has had any benefit.”
A Queensland government spokesman described Mr Palmer's stance as “short-sighted and irrational”.
"What Mr Palmer doesn't realise is that the vast majority of legislation introduced by any government is supported by all sides as part of normal government business,” the spokesman said.
"Mr Palmer's short-sighted and irrational view means that he will seek to repeal legislation that has revitalised frontline services, kick started the state's economy, created jobs and made Queensland the safest place to raise a family."
The mining magnate said the party hadn't decided how many candidates it would stand at the next state election, but they would run in more than half of the 89 available seats.
A “high profile” candidate will also be announced later this month to contest the Kawana electorate, in a bid to unseat Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie.
Meanwhile, Mr Palmer is also seeking to visit the Christmas Island detention centre, but requires the permission of federal Immigration Minister Scott Morrison to access the facility.
He said he wanted to see first-hand the conditions that asylum seekers were living in.
“Anything could be going on... We don't know what's happening and we can't get any information,” Mr Palmer said.