Clive takes on the Chinese

On Monday night, the ABC’s Q&A promised a lively discussion of power, poverty and social equity. And for a while there this is what we saw. Then, from seemingly out of nowhere, the Member for Fairfax, Clive Palmer, simply let it rip. In response to a question about his election funding, he declared that the Chinese are mongrels, bastards and trying to take over the country. Seriously. If you find this difficult to believe, watch it here for yourself below.


Financial confidence takes a hit

Two contradictory things happened in the world of finance yesterday. Just as the Murray Financial System Inquiry called for improved financial advice, the Senate voted to tighten the hold of the big banks and AMP on retirement savings.


The carbon tax is here to stay

The Senate yesterday voted to reject the carbon tax repeal.


No carbon tax for Clive Palmer

Mr Palmer has announced that his party will support the repeal of the carbon tax.


Major parties lose in WA election

There could be a cross bench of up to eight minor-party Senators.


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