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PALMER, Clive FrederickBiography for PALMER, Clive Frederick

Member for Fairfax (Qld) 2013-16

Palmer United Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Fairfax, Queensland, 2013. Retired prior to general elections 2016.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Infrastructure and Communications from 4.12.13 to 13.10.15.

Joint Select: Trade and Investment Growth from 2.10.14 to 9.5.16.

Party Positions

Leader, Palmer United Party from 2013.


Born 26.3.1954, Melbourne, Vic.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Executive Chair, Mineralogy Pty Ltd 1985-2014.

Owner, Waratah Coal Pty Ltd 2008-14; Chair 2008-10.

Chair, Queensland Nickel Pty Ltd 2009-14.


Description: rural.

Location: coastal and inland region north of Brisbane; it includes the centres of Buderim, Coolum Beach, Eumundi, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Maroochydore, Nambour, Palmwoods, Peregian Springs, Woombye and Yandina.

Area: 1036 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 95 488 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: avocados, ginger, fruit juice, tropical fruits, dairy and beef cattle, tourism, construction, small business and infrastructure industries.

State electorates: Fairfax includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Buderim, and parts of Glass House, Maroochydore, Nicklin and Noosa.