Aussie tycoon spends $57m on ad blitz to woo voters

His party contesting all 151 Lower House seats despite poor odds of winning any of them

Mining billionaire Clive Palmer, who is leader of the United Australia Party, served as an MP from 2013 to 2016.
Mining billionaire Clive Palmer, who is leader of the United Australia Party, served as an MP from 2013 to 2016.

Australian mining tycoon Clive Palmer is best known for his grandiose schemes, which included plans to build a new Titanic and to create the world's largest dinosaur park at his golf resort in Queensland.

While not all of the schemes have been a success, all have attracted widespread attention for the big-talking 65-year-old billionaire.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 12, 2019, with the headline 'Aussie tycoon spends $57m on ad blitz to woo voters'. Subscribe