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PARLIAMENT OF AUSTRALIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Speech PROOF Personal Explanations Tuesday, 15 March 2016 Clive Palmer – Member for Fairfax Mr PALMER (Fairfax) (15:12): Mr Speaker, I seek to make a personal explanation. The SPEAKER: Does the member claim to have been misrepresented? Mr PALMER: Yes. The SPEAKER: Please proceed. Mr PALMER: I have been misrepresented by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister criticised the management of Queensland Nickel, stated that I was in control of the management of Queensland Nickel and responsible for the decision not to pay workers’ entitlements. This is not true. I was not in control of the management of the company at the relevant time and the decision not to pay workers’ entitlements was not made by me or any director of any company that I own shares in. Ms Henderson interjecting— The SPEAKER: The member for Corangamite will cease interjecting. Mr PALMER: The sole decision was made by the administrator of Queensland Nickel, who decided not to pay workers’ entitlements. In relation to the management I say that in 2009, when BHP was planning to close the plant, the nickel price was $7.50 a pound. Today it is $3.90. That is the best— The SPEAKER: The member for Fairfax has stated where he has been misrepresented. Clive Palmer during Sky News Interview at Parliament House Canberra 122 The Last Sentry at the Gate: Clive Palmer & the 44th Parliament of Australia


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