Wry & Dry

Where's Clive Palmer MP?

W&D wonders what Clive Palmer, MP, was up to in 2015?  As he was attending neither the management of his nickel refinery in Townsville (now in the hands of an administrator), nor parliament.

The fiscally skinnier Mr Palmer turned up to represent his constituents on just 54% of parliamentary sitting days (41 of 75 sitting days).  Even those MPs who gave birth last year turned up more frequently than Mr Palmer (Mesdames Ellis, Rishworth and O'Dwyer for 47, 48 and 52 days respectively).

And in the 166 sittings days since Mr Palmer was elected, he has turned up on just 67 of them. 

Perhaps the taxpayers should be refunded.

-       Anthony Starkins

[1]  Cash cow: a product or service that has achieved market leader status and generates a steady return of profits that far exceed the outlay of cash required to acquire or start it.