Less than a year after Scott Morrison referred to Clive Palmer's political push as a "circus sideshow", he will sign a lucrative preference deal with the rising United Australia Party, writes Michelle Grattan.
Scott Morrison will damage relations with China and risk an electoral backlash if he inks a preference swap deal with controversial businessman Clive Palmer, former WA Liberal premier Colin Barnett says.
The Liberal Party strikes a deal to exchange preferences with Clive Palmer, which will see the United Australia Party placed second, or above Labor, on its how-to-vote cards in Lower and Upper House seats.
Clive Palmer preferences continue to dog the major parties as politicians from across the divide distance themselves from previous comments.
Brandishing a pencil as their weapon of choice, some voters will attempt to slaughter the hopes of the major parties by lodging an "up yours" on their voting ballot — but will the protest vote impact the election outcome?
Billionaire businessman and former federal MP Clive Palmer abandons his plan to contest the country's most marginal seat, instead throwing himself into the race for the Senate.
The highly provocative material includes stunts during the federal election campaign, such as performing in blackface and burning of the Quran, to attract global attention and help Senator Anning.
Businessman and political hopeful, Clive Palmer, announces plans to pay back "millions of dollars" owed to hundreds of workers who lost their jobs when his Queensland nickel refinery went bust more than three years ago.
The Forbes rich lister and former MP, who appears to be plotting a return to federal politics, still owes taxpayers for overspending on his entitlements.