Clive Palmer Under Fire For Not Showing Up To Economics Committee Hearings

September 23, 2014 Nemes Random

Clive Palmer is under fire once more, this time for failing to show up to any hearings of the Standing Committee on Economics, which he is needed to go to since he is a member.

Mr Palmer was the only one of the 10-member panel who failed to show up at Wednesdays hearing in spite of it being held in Brisbane, in his home state.

The 2 supplementary members, Andrew Leigh and Tony Smith, handled to go to.

Mr Palmers no-show comes as the mining tycoon attempts to fend off criticism of remarks he made earlier today labeling the Chinese government bastards and mongrels that shoot their own individuals.

The Fairfax MPs attack was condemned by the Government and Opposition and raised the ire of Chinese state-owned paper the Global Times, which asked for Beijing to enforce sanctions on Mr Palmer and his company interests.

The economics committee is thought about one of the pre-eminent parliamentary committees, with oversight of the Reserve Bank and the banking regulator, the Australian Prudential Policy Authority.

The committee is likewise holding a high-profile questions into foreign financial investment in residential genuine estate.

On Wednesday the committee, chaired by Kelly ODwyer, was barbecuing the guv of the Reserve Bank, Glenn Stevens, on the outlook of the economy, consisting of the impacts of the spending plan impasse.

Mr Palmer failed to appear at any of the other seven public hearings the committee had formerly held, which consisted ofthat included an evaluation into the banking regulatory authority.


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