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Palmer a no-show for promised Lismore appearance

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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.

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