Topic archives: Clive Palmer

The political logic of Clive Palmer’s online nonsense

February 28, 2018 7

Palmer’s online posts aren’t just bizarre for bizarre’s sake. They serve to rebuild his image of a potential populist leader — and they're working.

Crikey Worm: budget reactions, pie attacker identity revealed and Fairfax strike ends

May 10, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Alleged drug mule Cassie Sainsbury speaks to the media, there's a police complaint against Pauline Hanson, and striking Fairfax journos return to work. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers, Emily Watkins and Charlie Lewis.

Crikey Worm: who’s getting what in budget 2017, Fairfax puts offer on ice, and Clive Palmer fronts court

May 9, 2017

Good morning, early birds. It's federal budget day, and the papers are full of tips on what to expect when Scott Morrison hands down his second budget as Treasurer. It's the news you need to know, by Emily Watkins and Max Chalmers.

Poll Bludger: who is Australia’s most popular crossbencher?

April 24, 2017 6

Hinch? Lambie? It couldn't be Bernardi, could it ...?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

February 21, 2017

Anti-abortion Twitter ... Stokes slashes ... Palmer's Facebook poetry ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

February 7, 2017 2

Politicians attend church in the rain ... Don Farrell's new FIFO staffer ... Clive Palmer's message for Cory Bernardi ...

Which well-known garbage company donated $25k to a far-right political party?

February 1, 2017 1

Australia's minor political parties are often funded by their own candidates, but unions and business did tip in.

Poll Bludger: Hansonism is a more potent force than Katterism or Palmerism

January 16, 2017 11

Pauline Hanson's latest breakthrough came on Friday, when Steve Dickson defected from the Liberal National Party.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

December 2, 2016 1

Titanic III ... Turnbull v Mardi Gras ... Wyatt Roy's grand tour ...

Clive Palmer appears at crossbench Christmas drinks

November 24, 2016

A big man with white hair dressed in red seemed to be the perfect surprise guest.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

November 16, 2016 1

A very special guest ... Gordon's revenge ... return of Clive ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 28, 2016 1

Dr John Howard? ... Oz truants ... Aunty's EBA row ...

Pokemon Go and other moral panics no parent can afford to miss

July 19, 2016 4

Pokemon Go is just the latest in a long history of new fads we all "need" to worry about.

<em>Crikey</em> campaign scorecard: indigenous issues derail the talking points

Crikey campaign scorecard: indigenous issues derail the talking points

June 15, 2016 6

Shorten and Turnbull square off over indigenous recognition and the issue of a treaty.

Poll Bludger: can Labor take the crucial Sunshine State marginals?

June 2, 2016 1

Shorten's recent movements may reflect a calculation that Labor can still chart a narrow course for victory through Queensland's abundance of marginal seats.

Who says controversy hurts? 7-Eleven owner Russell Withers’ fortune doubles on BRW Rich List

May 27, 2016 5

Australia has more than 50 billionaires for the first time, but they're cumulatively poorer than they were last year.

Crikey Campaign Scorecard: Sussan Ley hands Labor the win

May 24, 2016 1

WHO WON THE DAY? Bernard Keane, Crikey politics editor: A definite win for Labor — Health Minister Sussan Ley’s rare honesty in acknowledging what we knew anyway about being rolled on Medicare funding kept the focus on health, where Labor wants it. The focus on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s continuing poor polling won’t help either. Paula Matthewson, political […]

Poll Bludger: the Pauline Hanson factor

May 17, 2016

Hanson is one fringe candidate who actually stands to benefit from the new electoral system.

Clive’s (potentially) last parliament press conference

May 5, 2016

After yesterday announcing he wouldn’t recontest his seat of Fairfax, there was a small turnout for Palmer’s potentially last press conference as the member for Fairfax in the Senate courtyard this morning, despite staffers setting up a loud speaker for the event. Palmer announced who would be leading the Senate tickets for the Palmer United […]

Anything he touches, Palmersaurus wrecks

May 5, 2016

Goodbye, Clive ...