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Clive Palmer wants Cash: Magnate suing minister for $10m

Clive Palmer arrives at the Federal Court in Brisbane, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Liquidators are resuming their examination of the former federal MP over the collapse of Queensland Nickel.
Clive Palmer arrives at the Federal Court in Brisbane, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Liquidators are resuming their examination of the former federal MP over the collapse of Queensland Nickel. Dave Hunt / AAP Image

CLIVE Palmer has filed a $10 million defamation claim against Federal Employment Minister Michaelia Cash in the Brisbane Supreme Court.

The claim, obtained by The Courier-Mail, alleges Ms Cash has implied the mining magnate is a "greedy self-serving entrepreneur who does not care for the welfare of his employees".

Mr Palmer had earlier issued a legal threat to Ms Cash demanding $250,000 in compensation, although he offered to reduce it to $100,000 if she signed a draft apology letter penned by him.

But the claim, filed yesterday, is for $10 million, plus interest and costs of court.

The claim points to comments Mr Palmer says Ms Cash made in April last year, including that the blame for Queensland Nickel's collapse lay "fairly and squarely with Clive Palmer".

Read more at The Courier-Mail

Topics:  clive palmer courts federal court michaelia cash

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