It’s easy to like Clive Palmer when he’s not a member of parliament. Too easy.
Since he’s stopped dozing in the House of Representatives and counting his wad of cash on taxpayer-funded time, the former leader of the Palmer United Party has dramatically slimmed down and, more recently, rediscovered his penchant for poetry.
But while the lamington lover has been winning us over with whimsy, he’s also been in the midst of a gruelling legal battle over his collapsed mining company, Queensland Nickel.
Yes, while we’ve been cooing over his moondogs and mocking birds on social media, Palmer has been in and out of the Queensland Supreme Court this month, where his businesses are currently being probed by liquidators.
Australia, it seems we’ve been had.