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Clive Palmer, former Representative

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  • Former Palmer United Party Representative for Fairfax
  • Left House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 7 September 2013 — Federal election

Most recent appearances in parliament

Governor-General's Speech: Address-in-Reply (4 May 2016)

“In my maiden speech in this parliament, I stated clearly that I do not believe, and our party does not support, the development of professional politicians. I believe that a parliament should be a forum where citizens serve and bring the benefit of their life experiences, whatever they are, to the important issues of the day for the benefit of the nation. Now, at the end of the 44th...”

Questions without Notice: Cabinet Secretary (3 May 2016)

“My question is to the Prime Minister. Innovation will not put food on the table. Innovation will not provide hospital beds, schools or warmth to a family on a cold night. Innovation in the Liberal Party means that only 42 per cent of funds raised are declared. Will the Prime Minister direct the Cabinet Secretary to answer serious questions over the use and raising of Liberal Party funds, and...”

Personal Explanations: (15 Mar 2016)

“Mr Speaker, I seek to make a personal explanation.”

More of Clive Palmer's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 4 comments on this Representative's speeches — above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 12 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 27 times in debates — well below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)