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Canavan: It’s time for Clive to choose

SENATOR Matt Canavan has hit out at MP Clive Palmer, suggesting the Sunshine Coast businessman needed to choose between politics and business.

"I just don't think you can be a part-time MP," Mr Canavan said yesterday.

"You have 100,000 voters to look after. To do it well, you have to focus on it and clearly Clive's not focused on it. I think the Sunshine Coast (voters) deserve better than that, and I think the people at the refinery, the Coolum Resort and the rest deserve better than that."

Mr Canavan said he has nothing against Mr Palmer (pictured) being in parliament. But he said Mr Palmer just needed to make a decision between the two.

"I think Clive needs to reflect on what he wants to do, does he want to be a full time MP or a businessman?" he said.

"It's certainly the feedback I hear from people as well.

"They are sick of the circus Clive runs over the country.

"It's turning into a bit of a Shakespearean play, and we know they don't usually end well."

Mr Canavan said Mr Palmer has not successfully acted as a full time MP, missing sittings and neglecting his duties to attend to his business issues, which have been well-documented in the media.

The Morning Bulletin contacted Mr Palmer's office for a response, but did not hear back before deadline.

Topics:  clive palmer, matt canavan, queensland nickel




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