Scott Morrison insists Coalition has not agreed to any of United Australia party’s policies as part of preference-swap deal

Clive Palmer has contradicted statements from Labor frontbenchers that they were not in the market for preferences, as Scott Morrison insists there is no policy component to the Liberal party’s deal with the controversial businessman.

While Labor went on the offensive on Friday, with Penny Wong characterising the preference tie-up between Morrison and Palmer as “a marriage of convenience between an ad man and a con man”, and Anthony Albanese denying there had been any talks about preferences, declaring that would be a “recipe for chaos”, Palmer told journalists Labor had also been on the hunt for a deal.

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