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Palmer: govt 'cooked the books'

Posted by: 4bc.com.au | 9 November, 2012 - 1:05 PM
Clive Palmer

4BC Mornings: Mining magnate Clive Palmer says Queensland's government has cooked the books so it can pursue a sell off of public assets.

The Liberal National Party (LNP) life member and donor - who's again at risk of being expelled from the party - has reopened a new battlefront in his war with the state government.

He's demanding the sackings of Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney and Treasurer Tim Nicholls, saying neither is fit to hold office.

Mr Nicholls had fed Queenslanders "lies" about the size of the state's debt to justify asset sales, Mr Palmer told reporters.

Mr Seeney was a "lucerne farmer" and a bully who was trying to intimidate him over a coal project, he said.

"These books have been cooked by the biggest crooks that have ever occupied office in the state of Queensland," Mr Palmer said on Friday.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Hmmnnn. A subject about LNP member Clive Palmer his insider statements about doing business in Queensland with the Qld LNP and the loonies bring up the supposed carbon tax lie.

    Bob Lord Monday 12 November, 2012 - 11:42 AM
  • Won't be long Bob.. Gillard will be eating more than the grass in India ...She will always be known as JULIAR
    what a disgrace she has been !!!

    Shell Monday 12 November, 2012 - 10:39 AM
  • Media Tart!

    Rich Monday 12 November, 2012 - 7:37 AM
  • "Australians for Austerity, No more jobs, No more jobs, Sell the Farm, Sell the Farm". Thats what labor has been doing pushing Australia and Australians into with thier combined fiscal lunacy Bob Jerk you and your type are the problem.

    mick Monday 12 November, 2012 - 12:20 AM
  • Bob Lord, also posting as James W, roger & other Imbeciles, you are a Fool, a Freek, A Labor Repeating Sheep who has no Ideas of his own. Go and share your double chin stories with your mate Clive you Clown.

    Peter B Saturday 10 November, 2012 - 8:05 AM
  • Ianzed
    SO you say that if Clive Palmer cooks the books then it is OK for the Qld Government to do it?
    Don't think so, the Government's money has been raised from my pockets and it is definitely not OK for them to sack staff and reduce services based on an incorrect assessment of the State's finances.

    Art G Saturday 10 November, 2012 - 7:47 AM

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