Palmer United Party willing to work with Pauline Hanson

Clive Palmer holds press conference at the Palmer Coolum Resort.  Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily
Clive Palmer holds press conference at the Palmer Coolum Resort. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily Warren Lynam

CLIVE Palmer wants to "keep the bast***s honest".

Earlier today he announced that his former chief of staff, James McDonald, and Palmer United Party National Director, Craig Gunnis, would both appear on the Party's Queensland senate ticket at the July 2 election - with Palmer himself not looking re-enter Parliament. 

At a press conference in Brisbane, Mr Palmer spoke about achievements his party had accomplished and said it was important for people to vote for his party in the senate so that his party could "keep the bast***s honest".

Mr Palmer said Australia would be a different country without the Palmer United Party.

"The major parties don't want to have one strong party to keep them to account in the , that they want chaos so that they can manipulate the system and get their agenda through; not necessarily agenda that is best for this country," he said.

"That is why it is critically important that Palmer United maintains the balance of power in the , which it won in 2013, which, despite all of the odds, I am confident we can do."

Mr Palmer also said he had not received a notice to appear in the Federal Court over the collapse of his nickel refinery in Townsville, despite media reports saying earlier today that he had been called.

His party would be willing to work with Pauline Hanson.

"We can't have personal prejudice stand in the way of the duty of a Member of Parliament to do the best he can...

"I think every senator that is elected should have an obligation to work constructively with all senators that are elected for the best outcome of the Australian people."

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