News

Palmer a no-show for promised Lismore appearance

Clive Palmer's United Australia Party Campaign ad
Clive Palmer's United Australia Party Campaign ad Clive Palmer UAP

WOULD-be PM Clive Palmer was a no show at the Lismore Workers Sport Club in Goonellabah last night despite booking the event weeks ago.

Journalists turning out to the anticipated event found an empty conference room.

According to a bar manager at the venue, Palmer had cancelled a week prior but obviously failed to inform local media.

On Saturday Ballina coffee shop owner Steven Janes was announced as the Palmer United Party's candidate for the seat of Page.

The Palmer United Party is running a candidate in all of the 150 electorates in Australia in the forthcoming election.

Earlier this month Mr Palmer, who made most of his private fortune selling mining licenses, announced his opposition to coal-seam gas.

"Let's take a breather on coal-seam gas," Mr Palmer said in statement.

He cited the recent report by NSW chief scientist Mary O'Kane which highlighted public concerns about environmental and health effects and called for further research.

The former Gold Coast real estate developer has also indicated he would increase the aged pension and issue back payments to veterans.

Topics:  clive palmer, federal election 2013




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Beef Week saw record crowds flock to Casino

Craig Gapes of the Triple M Red Angus stud at Rukenvale, north of Kyogle, in front of with his nine entrants into the Beef Week cattle show on Saturday. Mr Gapes' 20-month year-old bull Knockout took the top gong.

Beef Week president Stuart George says thousands filled streets.

YOUR SAY: Automatic jail for assaults on police, paramedics

Emergency service workers need more protection.

It's a controversial suggestion, but could it work?

OPINION: Can’t stay away from work in digital age

Young woman checking her computer

Who works a 38-hour week these days?

Latest deals and offers

Lismore real estate agent celebrates 100th birthday

LJ Hooker Lismore principal Paul Deegan is the third generation to operate the 100-year-old family business.

A Lismore real estate is celebrating 100 years in business.

Coastal development keeps young people on Northern Rivers

Wes Bale is a 27-year-old born and bred Lennox Head local who is an example of the demographic shift in the region.

Young Northern Rivers residents are looking closer to home