Clive Palmer preference deal
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Clive Palmer is one of Australia's premier bullshit artists. So it's best to take whatever comes out of his mouth with a grain of salt until independently verified. 

"Scott Morrison has been returned as prime minister and he's only done so because of the 3.5% vote of United Australia Party," Palmer said on the weekend. "Our Shifty Shorten ads across Australia ... have been very successful in shifting the Labor vote."