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Clive Palmer press conference in Parliament House Canberra JASON TIN: The seat of Fairfax. CLIVE PALMER: Oh sorry. JASON TIN: The have voted for Clive Palmer. And you have in the past said that some of your colleagues lack credibility in terms of economics, because they haven't got that experience. We're discussing your business experience and why is it relevant for some, but not for Clive Palmer? CLIVE PALMER: Well, I don't know, you have to ask the voters of Fairfax, they obviously don't agree with you. They think I'm relevant, so it's the result that matters. I went before the electors of Fairfax. I went to every State in the Commonwealth. I stood 150 candidates in every election, and I put forward our ideas. Now, I could have been defeated, I could have won nothing, but what's wrong with that? That's the process we live in. So why have a go at us because people agree with me and they don't agree with the Courier-Mail? It's not my fault. JASON TIN: Mr Palmer, to avoid a perceived conflict of interest, Kevin Rudd's wife divested some of her Australian assets when he was Prime Minister, to avoid that perceived conflict of interests. Do you think you might go down that path, do you think you might have to go down that path of divesting some of your assets in order to avoid conflict of interest and the questions that you've been - dealt with today? CLIVE PALMER: Well, firstly, I love the questions I've had today and thanks very much to the Australian and everyone for bringing these important issues before the people. You know, the important thing about a democracy is scrutiny. The important thing about public life is not being frightened to stand up and go over that scrutiny, and the important role of The Last Sentry at the Gate: Clive Palmer & the 44th Parliament of Australia 231


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