Backer of Palmer United Party revealed
W&D can now reveal the financial backer of the Palmer United Party (PUP) is... Clive Palmer. According to the Queensland Electoral Commission, for the recent Queensland state election, Mr Palmer's wholly owned company Mineralogy donated $3,628,345; his Queensland Nickel gave $5,947,720, Palmer Coolum Resort gave $191,113 and Palmer Leisure gave $7,775. Mr Palmer himself chipped in $2,000. The rest-of-the-world gave very little.
Bonus: PUP received 5.11% of the primary vote and did not win a seat.
- Anthony Starkins