Clive Palmer
Clive Palmer

Catch up on live chat with with Glenn Lazarus, Clive Palmer

BILLIONAIRE and leader of the Palmer's United Party, Clive Palmer, answered questions on everything from foreign ownership to his wealth as he shared a live blog with APN readers.

Mr Palmer took to the computer himself, making plenty of typos along the way, but still managing to get his some of his message across.

He took a swipe at the mainstream media during the process.

"The media in Australia is mostly owned by people who have sworn a oath to a foreign government and seek to control Australia's future,'' Mr Palmer blogged.

He said the Palmer United Party's preferences would be announced after the nominations close "and we know who (is) standing.

"We don't want a three party system we want democracy.''

He took a swipe at deputy LNP leader Warren Truss, saying he had destroyed the National Party and spent too much time at lunches in Canberra.

On wealth, Mr Palmer said it was "not about rich or envy it's about creating opportunity so we can all do better''.

"Money for money's sake means nothing. We need enterprise for all our citizens.''

On foreign ownership, he said: "I am Australian I support Australian ownership but if Australians own the parliament and our democracy they own all the assets in the country and can decided how they're used or controlled''.

"Don't get confused it's about independence not the title system which is subject to the will of the people.

"We own nothing in this world only live while we enjoy God's goodwill.''

Earlier, former rugby league great Glenn Lazarus also answered readers' questions, even tackling one on obesity.

"I agree with encouraging children to lead a more active and positive lifestyle,'' Mr Lazarus posted from the Daily Mercury's newsroom in Mackay.

"One of the great things about this country is the oppurtunity & diversity people have when it comes to sport in Australia. Under a Palmer United government, we will consider all proposals and needs for all sports."

It was part of a series of Leaders Live Blogs from APN Online.

The second Leaders Live Blog secured will feature Greens Party Queensland Senate candidate Adam Stone on Thursday, 1pm-3pm.

A request has been put to Greens Federal Leader Christine Milne to participate in this Live Blog.

The third Live Blog locked in with a leader will be held on August 22 with Family First leader Bob Day, also from 1-3pm.

APN is still working with the LNP, KAP and the ALP to lock in Leaders Live Blogs.

You can catch up on the discussion below.

 



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