The Palmer pattern: cause maximum drama then support government |

The Palmer pattern: cause maximum drama then support government | World news | NewsWire
Clive Palmer after talking to the press gallery on Tuesday. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian

After six days of the new Senate a “Palmer pattern” is emerging and it looks like this – cause maximum drama and disruption and then support the government after extracting minimal cobbled-together concessions during chaotic backroom meetings from which all stakeholders are excluded.

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The Palmer pattern: cause maximum drama then support government

The Palmer pattern: cause maximum drama then support government | World news | NewsWire
Clive Palmer after talking to the press gallery on Tuesday. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian

After six days of the new Senate a “Palmer pattern” is emerging and it looks like this – cause maximum drama and disruption and then support the government after extracting minimal cobbled-together concessions during chaotic backroom meetings from which all stakeholders are excluded.

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Clive Palmer's changes may doom proposed emissions trading scheme |

Clive Palmer's changes may doom proposed emissions trading scheme | World news | NewsWire
PUP leader Clive Palmer leaves a morning party meeting at their press club offices in Canerra, Tuesday 15th July 2014 #politicslive Photograph by Mike Bowers for The Guardian Australia Photograph: Mike Bowers

New conditions attached by Clive Palmer to the activation of his proposed “dormant” emissions trading scheme (ETS) mean it is unlikely to ever happen and will now be opposed by Labor, even though it supports emissions trading.

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