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Mr Clive Palmer MP

Mr Clive Palmer MP

Former Member

Palmer United Party
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Fairfax, Queensland, 2013. Retired prior to general elections 2016.
Committee service
  • Joint Select: Trade and Investment Growth from 2.10.2014 to 9.5.2016.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Infrastructure and Communications from 4.12.2013 to 13.10.2015.
Party positions
  • Leader of the Palmer United Party from 2013.
  • Born 26.3.1954, Melbourne, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Executive Chair of Mineralogy Pty. Ltd. from 1985 to 2014.
  • Owner of Waratah Coal Pty. Ltd. from 2008 to 2014.
  • Chair of Waratah Coal Pty. Ltd. from 2008 to 2010.
  • Chair of Queensland Nickel Pty. Ltd. from 2009 to 2014.
  • Name: Fairfax
  • Location: coastal and inland region north of Brisbane; it includes the centres of Buderim, Coolum Beach, Eumundi, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Maroochydore, Nambour, Palmwoods, Peregian Springs, Woombye and Yandina.
  • Area: 1,036 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 95,488 (at 7.9.2013)
  • Industries: avocados, ginger, fruit juice, tropical fruits, dairy and beef cattle, tourism, construction, small business and infrastructure industries.
  • Includes: Fairfax includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Buderim, and parts of Glass House, Maroochydore, Nicklin and Noosa.