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Cash strapped Clive Palmer Sues former Party Allies

April 1, 2015
Jacqui Lambie: Facing legal action

Jacqui Lambie: Facing legal action

Cash strapped mining magnate Clive Palmer is suing former Senators Glenn Lazarus and Jacqui Lambie to recoup money the Palmer United Party (PUP) spent on their respective election campaigns

Both Senators quit the party in recent months following disagreements over Clive Palmer’s so-called “leadership style.”

Both Ms Lambie and Mr Lazarus have expressed their frustration over the way in which party leader Palmer exerts his influence over the party room.

Last November Senator Lambie lashed out at Clive Palmer saying there was dissatisfaction within the party about Mr Palmer’s “style of leadership.”

“That just doesn’t seem to be on the table to talk about,” she said.

“I think that’s a major issue and it should be talked about and it needs to be sorted.

“If the party is going to survive then they’d better come up with a bloody better plan of attack than what they’ve been using.”

Senator Lambie has announced that she is establishing her own political party called The Jacquie Lambie Network to give “ordinary Australians” a chance to enter politics.

“First and foremost I want these people to be able to put their state first,” she said.

“I don’t want people dictating to them on how they should vote … and I want them to be able to make sure that their state always comes first and their country right next to that.

“That’s why it’s called a network, it’s not called a group or a party. I want people to keep their individuality. I want them to do the best possible job that they can.

“Running around as an independent costs a lot of money. It doesn’t matter how hard you try, when it comes to taking on the major parties, money-wise, you can’t compete with them.”

Meanwhile, Senator Lazarus plans to serve out his six-year term as an Independent.

However PUP National Director Peter Burke told The Gutter Trash today that the two senators had promised to represent the PUP for the entirety of their terms when they sought endorsement at the 2013 election.

“Relying on those promises, the party spent millions of dollars and thousands of party supporters worked hard to get Mr Lazarus and Ms Lambie elected,” Mr Burke said.

“They have now broken their promises and the party will seek to recover in the courts — under the principle of promissory estoppel — those party funds.”

The party said it spent $7 million on Senator Lazarus’ Queensland election campaign and more than $2 million getting Senator Lambie elected in Tasmania.

PUP leader Clive Palmer, told The Gutter Trash that he believed the legal action had a “pretty good” chance of success.

“It was a typical promise, a reliance on that promise and then they broke their promise,” he said.

“The law is, if that happens, it’s called ‘promissory estoppel’, you don’t get any damages and you don’t get any interest but you’re entitled to your money back.”

When asked if the pair had signed a contract giving this guarantee, Mr Palmer said “there were documents signed” and the two senators had publicly promised to serve out their terms with the PUP through the media.

Jacqui Lambie says the Palmer United Party’s plans to sue her are “another distraction”, just like a recent death threat she received from an alleged member of the Islamic State.

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DEATH THREAT

“This legal threat, just like the recent death threat allegedly from ISIS and Sharia Law supporters, is just another distraction. And I make this promise to the people of Tasmania: this will just make me work harder to find solutions for their important problems,” she said.

 

 

 

 

 

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41 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 1, 2015 5:07 pm

    Jacqui should do well with her political party.

  2. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 1, 2015 5:23 pm

    It is not a party! It is a network so people can keep their individuality. Sounds like a real winner to me!

  3. April 1, 2015 5:57 pm

    Agreed! Jacqui’s really onto something here with this political masterstroke.

    I mean, party’s that are named after their founder always seem to do really well historically speaking.

  4. April 1, 2015 7:05 pm

    “I mean, party’s that are named after their founder always seem to do really well historically speaking.”

    Let’s see now: we’ve had Katter, Palmer, and now Lambie.

    Yes, I see what you mean. Winners, the lot of them.

  5. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 1, 2015 7:05 pm

    Palmer suing politicians for breaking promises is utterly preposterous. Is there no honour among thieves?

  6. TB Queensland permalink
    April 1, 2015 7:06 pm

    Who votes for these … hang on, I’m still searching for an appropriate word …

    Aw fk it! Wankers … pleeze explayne …

    Dontcha love Oz politics … NO!

  7. April 1, 2015 7:07 pm

    post”””””’It doesn`t matter how hard you try, when it comes to taking on the major parties, money-wise, you can`t compete with them.”””””

    #l`d have to say there seems to be a lot of truth in that. l also wonder, if clive does sue successfully, Lambie and Laz will probably end-up `bankrupt`, which `disqualifies` pollies doesn`t it.? Which would mean bi-election.? Which probably won`t do clive an iota of good. Or does the bankrupcy thing only apply to `running`, once elected, does it become no-problem.?

  8. TB Queensland permalink
    April 1, 2015 7:08 pm

    ToSY – Hanson …

    sb, Palmer would sue you for looking at him … typical stupid whiteshoe brigade …

  9. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 1, 2015 7:28 pm

    “I mean, party’s that are named after their founder always seem to do really well historically speaking.

    Naming a party after yourself really is a demonstration of a lack of vision and ambition. The very ambitious types name a religion after themselves.

    Rebitology springs to mind.

  10. April 1, 2015 7:28 pm

    Chipp`s democrates seemed to implode `spectacularly` back in their day, Tinfoil`osy

  11. April 1, 2015 7:31 pm

    “Rebitology springs to mind.”

    Rebitology has gone underground.

    It’s very exclusive.

    The first rule of Rebitology is that we don’t talk about Rebitology.

  12. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 1, 2015 7:32 pm

    Palmer has a point. Without him the would not be in politics. If they did not like his style they should have resigned. They could then stand for election as Independents.

  13. April 1, 2015 7:34 pm

    A lot of you have been breaking the first two rules of rebitology.

  14. April 1, 2015 7:41 pm

    If you admit to being a Rebitologist, then you’re not a Rebitologist.

    Denial is everything.

  15. TB Queensland permalink
    April 1, 2015 8:06 pm

    What’s this Rabbitology thingy?

  16. April 1, 2015 8:08 pm

    People who live in QLD are ineligible TB.

  17. April 1, 2015 8:08 pm

    `Denial is everything.”””””’#it definitely seems to be, to some people Tinfoil`osy, my very favorite is still the catlick denial of `round`

  18. TB Queensland permalink
    April 1, 2015 9:34 pm

    Ah … Mexican witchcraft cult …

  19. April 2, 2015 2:15 am

    Will somebody point out to shit for brains that they did resign (from Clives Titanic) after they were obviously sold a pup and are now in fact independents…

    I recon Clive should fight the Brick for the cash double or nothing..

    The Jaquie Lambie Network.. what is that ?

    http://www.sudftw.com/paintcam.htm

  20. armchair opinionator permalink
    April 2, 2015 8:22 am

    Clive seems to be constantly sueing someone or another, he must have about 3 or 4 cases going right now, but I never hear an outcome from them.
    Does he make the big threat as a bully boy tactic and then quietly back down later?

    I think he throws law suits around like confetti at a wedding. Gina’s pretty good at using the legal system frivolously too. Shouldn’t these bullying billionaires be declared vexatious litigants?

  21. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 2, 2015 8:53 am

    In happier times:

    Senator-elect Jacqui Lambie, a single mum of two boys, has opened up about her journey from a Tasmanian psychiatric ward to a balance-of-power senator, revealing she found God, billionaire Clive Palmer and lost 40 kilograms along the way.

  22. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 2, 2015 9:04 am

    Clive claims to always win, but he seems to have lost a few lately. Nicking money from his Chinese venture partner was not a good idea as they have the money to fight him. He’s lost every battle so far in that ongoing war. It could get interesting if the fraud squad gets involved.

    The most disgusting part of the legal system is those victim-mongering tribunals where the government funds the case against you. You pay for your own representation. You don’t get costs back even if you win and in some cases the onus of proof is reversed. That is precisely why we need second amendment rights.

  23. TB Queensland permalink
    April 2, 2015 9:43 am

    G’day KL … wondered where you’d got to … 🙂

    Shouldn’t these bullying billionaires be declared vexatious litigants?

    Yeah! As I mentioned earlier Palmer sues if you look at him the wrong way … and I’ve never seen a result either …

    revealing she found God, billionaire Clive Palmer and lost 40 kilograms along the way.

    LOL! Blockbuster movie on the way, sb?

    The most disgusting part of the legal system is those victim-mongering tribunals where the government funds the case against you. You pay for your own representation.

    My son (I represented him) took on the ADF/Comcare in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal – no compo for his para accident … took a year of discussions … they paid up and he got 100% costs* for the barrister he hired for the last day in front of the full Tribunal (they settled twenty minutes before the sitting) …

    *Generally no more than 75%

  24. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 2, 2015 9:54 am

    I thought the AAT didn’t award costs, but it appears they sometimes do:

    The general rule is that parties to a proceeding before either the AAT or VCAT bear their own costs.

    The AAT has no power under the AAT Act to award costs (apart from witness costs), except for the power to make an order for costs in respect of reviews brought under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth) (s 67). Also, under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (s 66), the AAT may in certain circumstances recommend to the Attorney-General that the Commonwealth pay the costs of the applicant.

    Getting 100% means that they probably thought the government was wasting everyone’s time fighting the action. I hate the way governments and big organisations fight to the end when they are obviously liable, basically just so they don’t set a precedent.

  25. TB Queensland permalink
    April 2, 2015 10:58 am

    Getting 100% means that they probably thought the government was wasting everyone’s time fighting the action.

    Spot on … after seven … yes seven lawyers … at the conferences (usually two at a time occasionally three) … we were told after the award that one manager kept on telling them to fight the case … worried about the precedence, as you say, and carry over to similar cases … and the 100% was a recommendation by their barrister …

  26. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 2, 2015 12:28 pm

    Tasmanian psychiatric ward to a balance-of-power senator, revealing she found God, billionaire Clive Palmer and lost 40 kilograms along the way.

    Is it impolite to observe that it’s fortunate that Jacqui became a politician and not a pilot?

  27. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 2, 2015 2:18 pm

    Lazerus and Lambie should have resigned from the Senate and this is what would have happened next. There is no way they would be in Parliament if it was not for Palmer.

    http://www.aph.gov.au/Help/FAQs/Senate_FAQs

    3. What happens if a senator resigns or dies before his or her term expires?

    When a casual vacancy occurs in the Senate, on the resignation or death of a senator, a new senator is appointed by the parliament of the state which the former senator represented. If the state or territory parliament is not sitting, an appointment can be made by the Governor of the state ( or in the case of an Australian Capital Territory senator, the Governor-General, or the Administrator in the case of the Northern Territory) and the appointment is confirmed by the parliament when next it assembles.

    In order that the Senate continue to preserve the representation of parties in the Senate as determined by the electors, the new senator must be of the same political party or group as the senator he is replacing. It is a matter of contention whether this means that the appointee must be the nominee of the political party or whether it suffices that he or she is a member of that party.

  28. armchair opinionator permalink
    April 2, 2015 3:11 pm

    “…G’day KL … wondered where you’d got to…”

    Hi TB, I’m having a couple of weeks holiday in tassie, it’s a rainy day in hobart town today so I’m ‘her indoors’ at the moment.

    “…When a casual vacancy occurs in the Senate, on the resignation or death of a senator, a new senator is appointed by the parliament of the state which the former senator represented…”

    Isn’t that what the scoundrel bjelke Peterson did when he had his wife elected to the senate?

    https://newmatilda.com/2015/04/02/hunt-billy-gordon

  29. armchair opinionator permalink
    April 2, 2015 3:15 pm

    Maybe I could look Jacquie Lambie up, I hear that she speaks for ordinary people!
    🙂

  30. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 2, 2015 3:19 pm

    I agree that we need more ordinary people in Parliament. But she lied to Palmer.

    She should have resigned from the Senate. She is only there because of Palmer.

    I am sick of deceitful people telling lies.

    If she lied to Palmer she will continue to lie to everybody.

  31. TB Queensland permalink
    April 2, 2015 4:49 pm

    Hi TB, I’m having a couple of weeks holiday in tassie, it’s a rainy day in hobart town today so I’m ‘her indoors’ at the moment.

    Chuckle … my daughter and her husband and my youngest g/son (12) flew down to Hobart yesterday … they’re staying somewhere on Wrest Point … small world …

    Glad to see Hobart has the interwebby now 🙂

    have you noticed how liars and cheats always put the target somewhere else … fascinates me …

  32. armchair opinionator permalink
    April 2, 2015 5:09 pm

    Human rights lawyer George Newhouse wins defamation case against News Corp’s Andrew Bolt:
    http://www.theage.com.au/nsw/human-rights-lawyer-george-newhouse-wins-defamation-case-against-news-corps-andrew-bolt-20150402-1mdkpc.html?stb=twt

  33. April 2, 2015 5:52 pm

    I’m ‘her indoors’

    🙂

  34. April 2, 2015 5:53 pm

    l usually don`t watch my abc`s `teh-drum`, the teabag they have on is bleating incessantly about `penalty-rates` for low-paid jobs, the teabag blathers on some more, but then admits it is for `around` 13-days a year. That`s right, the teabag is bleating incessantly that penalty-rates for 13-of-365-days a year may send teh-biz-nuss broke. #yay.biznuss.plan

  35. April 2, 2015 6:01 pm

    ao”””””””’Gina`s pretty good at using the legal system frivolously too. Shouldn`t these bullying billionaires”””””””’

    #the rich make the law, and the law grinds the poor armchair, l remembers years ago packer sued somebody for squillion$ for denting his ego, but a worker who `poisoned` by the company, or has his hand/arm taken off in machinery, they `cap` that.

    #enjoy ya`tassie trip armchair, have fun

  36. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 2, 2015 6:20 pm

    “but then admits it is for `around` 13-days a year. That`s right, the teabag is bleating incessantly that penalty-rates for 13-of-365-days a year may send teh-biz-nuss broke. #yay.biznuss.plan”

    Got a link for that?

  37. April 2, 2015 6:22 pm

    theage”””””””””””’Human rights lawyer George Newhouse has won his defamation case against controversial News Corp blogger Andrew Bolt.

    In the NSW Supreme Court on Thursday, Justice Lucy McCallum ordered a verdict for Mr Newhouse and said News Corp was to pay his legal costs.

    The terms of the order – agreed to by both parties – requires the article to be taken down from News Corp’s various online sites. Other terms of the settlement are confidential.

    Mr Newhouse sued over an opinion piece written by Bolt on July 10, 2014, which carried the headline “Fearmongers’ hateful fraud” in The Herald Sun.

    It was also published in The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail and The Advertiser.”””””””””””””

    #what was mccallum thinking, can`t she see blot is the real victim here, it`s a conspiracy perpetuated by my abc, newhouse, boatpeople and white aboriginals to interfere with blots free-hate-speech, where is the justice here, who will do the truth telling

  38. April 2, 2015 9:45 pm

    I agree that we need more ordinary people in Parliament.

    There is plenty of ordinary people in parliament at the moment ..look at this government ordinary in every respect

    But she lied to Palmer Joh Bjelke Petersen’s former press secretary

    Fuck you’re a moron… Palmer is a delusional sociopath and pathological liar

    She should have resigned from the Senate. She is only there because of Palmer.

    And Palmer is only there because of the money he made from his corrupt association with Joe.
    As always the sanctimonious fuckwit defending the indefensible and ironically the actions of a man building monuments to himself as a Queensland dinosaur.on Queensland’s premier golf course effectively transforming it from a premier resort to a useless tumbleweed tax loss.

    Clive is really good at spending other peoples money and turning things to complete shit…
    He’s good for small bossiness by taking large businesses and trashing them.

    So his army of nodding sycophants backfired as he attempted to subvert democracy with vindictive payback…
    Didn’t that DVD with the election promises and Titanic show reel scream “ship of fools” to even the most brain challenged imbecile like yourself Nil?

    I guess those of questionable judgment are oblivious to the nonsense of liars fatally flawed in judgement and character.. I mean you voted for Abbott I guess so you would literally think anything is plausibly acceptable .

    I am sick of deceitful people telling lies.
    Fuck that’s rich from an Abbott supporting troll supporter of this government

    You must be pretty sick of this government and defending the indefensible with a litany of reprehensible slurs on those who point out you appalling adjustment and disgraceful trolling.

    If she lied to Palmer she will continue to lie to everybody.

    I would back Lambies word anytime over Pathological Publicity Palmer

    Ironically she has not lied at all, her only crime is being too honest a trifle ignorant and unworldly. Stupidity isn’t a crime , if it were so you would be incarcerated for the maximum

    It is a sad indication of the style of discourse when she actually shines in this shitty parliament full of fibrals who have lied their way into parliament and broken every promise they have made to get elected…

  39. TB Queensland permalink
    April 3, 2015 11:39 am

    Happy Druids’ Day! 🙂

    Didn’t that DVD with the election promises and Titanic show reel scream “ship of fools” to even the most brain challenged imbecile like yourself Nil?

    I kept my copy for posterity – looking at it right now with Vote Glenn Lazarus on the front …

    … once a member of the whiteshoe brigade always a member …

  40. April 3, 2015 9:30 pm

    Happy easter teabags. l hope all my tinfoil-wrapped friends enjoyed their tinfoil-wrapped treats while celebrating the expiry-date of dogs-loins here on earth.

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