The Galilee Basin
The Galilee Basin

Clive Palmer letter reveals coal deal demands

CLIVE Palmer demanded a multi-million-dollar deal handing his company exclusive control of coal movements in Queensland's Galilee Basin in exchange for a ceasefire with the Newman Government.

 Mr Palmer detailed his extraordinary treaty terms in a three-page letter that he gave to Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney's senior staff during failed peace talks early last year, News Corp reported.

The letter, along with all documents related to the Government's dealings with the now federal MP and his companies, will today be handed to Queensland's corruption watchdog.

Mr Palmer has denied any wrongdoing.

In the letter, Mr Palmer demanded the Government hand his company, Waratah Coal, exclusive rights to own and operate the rail corridor through the Galilee Basin.

In exchange, Mr Palmer promised to drop multiple actions in the Supreme Court, cease all right-to-information applications and not publicly disparage the Government over the Galilee Basin.


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