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Tanya Plibersek says she will block Clive Palmer’s proposed coalmine near Great Barrier Reef

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The environment minister, Tanya Plibersek, has said she intends to block a coalmine project backed by mining billionaire Clive Palmer that would have dug for the fossil fuel just 10km from Queensland’s Great Barrier R...

Clive Palmer and Mark McGowan ordered to pay damages to each other in defamation case

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The federal court has found Clive Palmer and Mark McGowan defamed each other in a war of words over Covid-19 and extraordinary legislation extinguishing the billionaire’s $30bn claim against Western Australia. The cha...

UAP wins Victorian Senate seat as Clive Palmer persists with claims of ‘electoral fraud’

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Real estate agent Ralph Babet has won the sixth Senate position in Victoria for the United Australia party, billionaire mining magnate Clive Palmer’s party finally claiming a federal seat after spending an estimated $...

Clive Palmer’s party spent nearly $1.5m on election eve online ads amid blackout

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Clive Palmer’s United Australia party spent nearly $1.5m on Google advertising on the last day of the election alone, as political parties poured millions into social media posts in the dying days of the federal campa...

Clive Palmer’s massive advertising spend fails to translate into election success for United Australia party

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Clive Palmer’s mammoth campaign spend of close to $100m has failed to deliver his party results, with its primary vote failing to reach 5% across the country. In both regional and metropolitan areas, the United Austra...

How Clive Palmer’s deep pockets are building a yellow, slick road straight through One Nation’s heartland

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Take a wrong turn on the back roads through central Queensland, about 40km from Banana (population 354), and the road turns to gravel. A few clicks further on, over a couple of cattle grids, there’s a bright yellow Un...

Clive Palmer’s campaign pledge to cap home loan rates ‘utterly irresponsible’, experts say

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Clive Palmer’s centrepiece campaign pledge to cap homeowners’ interest rates for five years has been dismissed by economists as “radical”, “crazy” and “utterly irresponsible” even though it will probably appeal to som...

Clive Palmer says UAP will preference major parties last in election

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Clive Palmer has suggested his United Australia party could direct supporters to preference sitting MPs last in the May election, which could cause headaches for the Coalition in tight races across the country. The mi...

WA premier described Clive Palmer as ‘the worst Australian who’s not in jail’ in text messages

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The Western Australia premier, Mark McGowan, privately described mining billionaire Clive Palmer as “the worst Australian who’s not in jail” in text messages revealed in court during their defamation trial. The premie...

Sir Clive Sinclair

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Sir Clive Sinclair, who has died aged 81 from cancer, was the inventor who brought pocket calculators and the earliest cheap and accessible miniature computers into British homes in the 1980s. For a few years he seeme...

Clive Sinclair and the offbeat brilliance of the ZX Spectrum

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One day, in the bitterly cold autumn of 1981, my dad brought something home with him which he said was a sort of present for the whole family. It was a ZX81 home computer. I’d seen them advertised on TV and in comics ...

Why has so little been said about the Afghan casualties of the past 20 years?

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I can’t speak for other veterans, but I was never certain of the legitimacy of our presence in Afghanistan. I wanted to believe I was there for the right reasons, namely to help the Afghan people and deter future terr...

I saw Afghan interpreters translate so much more than words – now they live in terror

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The plight of hundreds of Afghan interpreters who have served alongside British forces over the past 20 years is becoming increasingly desperate. They are hunted by a resurgent Taliban. They are executed for “collabor...

Clive Palmer anti-vaccine ads pulled over false claims about hundreds of deaths

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Radio ads paid for by Clive Palmer that falsely claimed Covid vaccinations had caused hundreds of deaths have been pulled after the Therapeutic Goods Administration labelled them misleading. The ads had been running i...

Clive Myrie to replace John Humphrys as Mastermind host

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Quizshow has been presented exclusively by men since it started in 1972Broadcaster Clive Myrie will replace John Humphrys as the new host of the long-running quizshow Mastermind.Myrie will be the fifth host of the BBC...

What is journalism for? The short answer: truth

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Who, what, where, when and why? Five questions that are at the heart of our trade. Answer those questions in relation to any news story, and we’re doing our jobs as journalists. They underpin everything we do, what we...