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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’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...

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...

Andy Palmer’s bumpy ride: from supercars to battery buses

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When Andy Palmer left school at 15 to become an apprentice draughtsman – helping design car gearboxes – he quickly caught the automotive bug. “By the age of 21, when I came out of my apprenticeship, I wanted to be the...