Glenn Lazarus and former MP Pauline Hanson are competing for every PUP vote to win a Queensland Senate seat.
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One in 20 Australians voted for the Palmer United Party in 2013. Their votes will be crucial again – especially in Queensland, where ex-PUP senator Glenn Lazarus could be replaced by Pauline Hanson.
The Clive Palmer story is one of the most remarkable in recent federal politics.
In his typical blustering manner, Clive Palmer, having refused every attempt to persuade him to participate in Monday’s ABC Four Corners – an expose of his controversial business affairs and overbearing…
Senators will return to Canberra later this month with the expectation that they will give final consideration to the government's industrial relations legislation.
Like Italian politician Silvio Berlusconi (right), PUP leader Clive Palmer heads up what can be termed a ‘personal’ party.
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While Silvio Berlusconi has shown himself to be adept at transferring business organisational and marketing skills to politics, Clive Palmer has appeared completely out of his depth in this sense.
Education Minister Christopher Pyne has further alienated crossbenchers with his heavy-handed tactics.
The government appears set this week for another Senate rejection of its plan to deregulate university fees. And it can't just blame a difficult crossbench.
Then there were two: Clive Palmer and Dio Wang are now the two lone Palmer United Party parliamentarians.
PUP is now in a tiny kennel, which will be an interesting test of the relationship between the bombastic but diminished Clive Palmer and his lone Senate player, the understated and unassuming Dio Wang
Senator Glenn Lazarus has left the Palmer United Party.
The Senate numbers have been thrown into new confusion and Clive Palmer's power much weakened with the defection of the Palmer United Party's Senate leader, Glenn Lazarus.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Glenn Lazarus has confirmed the Palmer United Party won’t support the government’s higher education reform package.
Palmer United Party Senate leader Glenn Lazarus has warned Education Minister Christopher Pyne to “stop harassing” him and…