Australian politics has never seen anything like the Palmer United Party, a strange concoction of a family company mixed with a fan club.
The first two weeks of sittings by the new Senate have only added to the uncertainty surrounding the government’s legislative agenda.
The Palmer United Party is proving that success in business doesn’t equal sense in politics.
Consumer behaviour plays out in business much as it does in the political sphere.
The appearance of mining magnate Clive Palmer with climate campaigner Al Gore in federal parliament’s great hall still has many scratching their heads.
Western Australian voters will return to the polls tomorrow for a Senate election re-run which could have major consequences for the federal government’s legislative agenda.
There’s an easy fix for the busted Senate preference system currently in operation, but little political will to take the first step.
Clive Palmer and his troops need to get down to work if PUP is to be anything other than a party of protest.
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