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Baby come back: can Palmer lay claim to the brick with eyes’ Senate seat?

Does Glenn Lazarus’ seat belong to the Palmer United Party? Constitution says no, writes Crikey intern Brihony Tulloch.

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Rundle: one cheer for Clive, unlikely saviour of the Left

It was Clive Palmer who stopped the government passing its disastrous budget, so stop dancing on his political grave.

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Crikey clarifier: is it time for term limits?

Clive Palmer thinks Australia’s “shallow political gene pool” would be better diversified through the introduction of term limits. Is he onto something? Crikey intern Rowan Forster weighs the pros and cons.

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Business minutes: Clive’s shrinking fortunes … oil prices climb … Harper Lee to make a killing …

Having bought his way to power, Clive Palmer’s pockets are looking increasingly empty. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Crikey list: politicians who have sued media outlets for defamation

For all our politicians profess a love of free speech, here are some of our elected representatives who decided to cash in on a media that might have been a little too free …

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Poll Bludger: the mad mish-mash of Qld’s minor parties

Disaffected voters in regional Queensland will be spoiled for choice this election with a rabid PUP, resurgent One Nation and an increasingly worried Katter.

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The Clive and Jacqui shows prove a study in contrasts

While Clive Palmer fades into enraged irrelevance, Jacqui Lambie is proving more complex than expected on university deregulation.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

Clive Palmer’s appearance on Kitchen Cabinet tonight should be a ratings winner.

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iSentia index: Lambie leaps as PUP split dominates broadcast coverage

The split between Jacqui Lambie and the Palmer United Party kept the media entertained, but voters just weren’t into the personality politics.

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Clive’s burn book

After Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie cut ties with the Palmer United Party, Clive had a few choice words about her. Crikey intern Diana Hodgetts compiles Clive’s sickest burns.

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Rundle: how Lambie could bring down our cosy, undemocratic oligarchy

Jacqui Lambie has become even more of a wild card now that she’s ditched Clive. But what does this fiasco mean for our democracy?

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iSentia index: G20 a mixed bag for PM, despite Modi magic

G20 coverage dominated the media this week, with PUP troubles providing local relief.

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Rundle: the rise of Clivosaurus a product of voter curiosity

Far from being the populist saviour of our supposedly broken political system, Clive Palmer swept to power on little more than voter curiosity, and has given Queenslanders more Lefty shtick than they expected.

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Tips and rumours

We wrap up G20 watch … Albo shares some inspiration … Lambie MIA in Victoria …

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Poor week for the government, but will Lambie make life easier?

As politics switches focus to the G20 and foreign visitors, the government’s woes continue.

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While superpowers act on climate, Australia and India poised to double down on coal

Indian company Adani is the last man standing in the Galilee Basin — and it looks like approval for a giant mine there is all but assured.

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Tips and rumours

Abbott’s forgives even when there is no apology … Clive Palmer’s hotel a field of gold? … Preferences on the esplanade in St Kilda …

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Tips and rumours

Don’t cross Media Diary … what’s next for Barry O’Farrell? … Palmer can’t count …

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‘Ditch toxic Tony!’ — and other headlines you’ll never read

If a Labor government had performed as poorly as this one, the media coverage would be very different.

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Palmer’s sneak attack on mainstream politics turns into a massacre

Clive Palmer’s party is polling badly and his senators are revolting — but the mining magnate still reckons he can win in Victoria. Crikey’s Victorian election correspondent Dan Moss explains.

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Clive Palmer’s taking you to court, and it doesn’t matter if he wins

Clive Palmer’s long history of litigating against his detractors has served him well, regardless of how many cases he actually wins.

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Tips and Rumours

Photoshopping the women in Victoria … Whitlam’s memorial ticket shambles … waiting for the PUPs

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The decline — and fall? — of the Palmer United Party

Clive Palmer’s once potent PUP is now polling badly — and following the same trajectory as other minor parties.

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Clive saved the CCA, but the polluters win out

The new climate deal between the government and the Palmer United Party will make little difference to curbing Australia’s carbon emissions, writes John Connor, CEO of The Climate Institute.

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iSentia index: budget negotiations drag on as voters lose interest

Even the most hardcore political junkies are tiring of the government’s dog-whistling on terrorism, asylum seekers and the budget.

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