Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer and One Nation flopped at the election. What happened?

Many commentators tipped Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party (UAP) and Pauline Hanson’s One Nation to perform well this election by scooping up the “freedom” and anti-vax vote from voters angry about how the pandemic was handled. But this wasn’t the case. The parties did see a modest rise in their vote, but not enough to translate into significant electoral success. Neither party won any seats in the lower house. UAP candidate Ralph Babet is likely to pick up Victoria’s sixth Senate seat – in part thanks to preferences from the Coalition, who put UAP second on their how to vote cards...

Clive Palmer, his money and his billboards are back. What does this mean for the 2022 federal election?

Clive Palmer has had a tough run leading up to the 2022 election campaign. He faced COVID-19 without the protection of vaccination in March, tripped at his National Press Club speech and reported being knocked unconscious for about 20 seconds when he fell during a rehearsal for his United Australia Party (UAP) campaign launch in April. Palmer, a dedicated litigant, has also suffered some recent set-backs in the court room. As it contests the 2022 federal election, is the UAP also on a downward trajectory or will it tap into populist sentiment reacting against vaccine mandates and climate change? UAP’s influence...
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Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer Insists: ‘I Did Not Buy Hitler’s Car’

An eccentric Australian billionaire has found himself in the unfortunate position of having to deny that he bought Adolf Hitler’s car. It was reported last week that right-wing populist Clive Palmer had acquired the Nazi leader’s bulletproof 1939 770 Grosser Offener Tourenwagen Mercedes-Benz that was being offloaded by an unidentified Russian billionaire. But, in a pair of sentences that have never been written before and are unlikely to be repeated, Palmer posted on Twitter early on Thursday morning: “I did not buy Hitler’s car. Its more Fake News.” Palmer, who in not vaccinated and has railed against restrictions throughout the pandemic, was recently hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19. He previously made headlines after vowing to build a replica of the Titanic.

Clive Palmer buys Hitler’s car, battles pneumonia after COVID

Billionaire Clive Palmer has bought Adolf Hilter’s bullet-proof Mercedes-Benz, as the mining magnate continues to battle with COVID symptoms. Mr Palmer finalised a deal for Hilter’s Mercedes-Benz 770 Grosser Offener Tourenwagen, The West Australian reported, after two years of negotiations with an unnamed Russian billionaire. The deal comes...

Clive Palmer to give evidence at defamation trial despite being unvaccinated

Clive Palmer will be allowed to give evidence in person in a Sydney courtroom during his defamation trial despite being unvaccinated against Covid. The billionaire is suing the WA premier, Mark McGowan, in the federal court claiming that his public comments, including labelling him the “enemy of West Australia”, had damaged his reputation.