What to do if your tiny, electorally unviable political party (with a few governance issues) can't make a go of it? Get on the phone to Cory Bernardi, of course.

The United Australia Party grew out of the Mature Australia Party last week, which was founded to represent the interests of older Australians. MAP Pty Ltd was formed in 2015 by long-time associates Terry Snell and Stuart Donald, and the United Australia Party was officially launched on Friday, with the hope of revitalising the organisation in time for the next Queensland state election.