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2 0 1 2 In 2012 Clive Palmer led a national campaign to defeat the mining tax in Australia and was credited by the Australian Financial Review by creating circumstances that resulted in the removal of Kevin Rudd as Prime minister. 2 0 1 3 2 0 1 4 It was Palmer United Party votes that were preferenced Clive Palmer led the to the Liberal Party that removed Julia Gillard as Prime opposition to the 2014 Minister. Without those votes, Tony Abbott would have still Budget which resulted in been the opposition leader. Joe Hockey resigning as treasurer and Tony Abbott 2 0 1 5 losing the top job. With the emergence of the Goodbye Campbell Campaign, Palmer United Party preferences were not distributed and resulted in Campbell Newman and the LNP losing government. Clive Palmer continued his "Goodbye" campaigns that resulted in the removal of Bronwyn Bishop as speaker and Tony Abbott's replacement by Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister. Mr Palmer also played a significant role in the resignation of Mal Brough, the member for Fisher from his role as Special Minister of State. It remains to be seen if any Palmer United candidates will play a role in the removal of any other members of parliament in the 2016 Federal election. Mr Palmer predicts that the member for Herbert, Ewen Jones will not be re-elected due to his opposition of Clive Palmer and the Palmer United Party. 296 The Last Sentry at the Gate: Clive Palmer & the 44th Parliament of Australia


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