Clive Palmer defends offer to drop coal litigation in return for rail corridor

PUP leader, whose party is poised to wield great influence in Senate, says there is nothing wrong with proposed settlement

Clive Palmer has defended an offer by his company Waratah Coal to abandon litigation against the Queensland government in return for approval of its proposed rail corridor, arguing there was nothing untoward in the proposed legal settlement.

The Palmer United party (PUP) leader whose party is poised to wield great influence over the fate of bills in the Senate in Canberra from next month is engaged in a growing war of words with the state Liberal National party (LNP) government relating to his business interests.

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