Clive Palmer's staff accused of bullying after venue clash
ASPIRING Prime Minister Clive Palmer has definitely lost one vote.
Conference manager Thea Le Page said she was bullied and manhandled by members of Mr Palmer's party or staff in Brisbane on Thursday when she asked them to turn down the music.
Ms Le Page was supervising the national Falls Prevention Summit at the Stamford Plaza when the sound of an Irish band "started blaring from [the room] next door", where Mr Palmer was staging his Palmer's United Party Queensland Senate candidate launch.
Ms Le Page said the "incredibly loud music" meant her conference speakers, mostly nurses and aged care workers, could not be heard.
"I walked out and saw Clive Palmer posters had been set up all over our conference area," she said.
The drama comes after Mr Palmer clashed with a young, female TV reporter this week after she questioned him about job losses and morale issues at his Coolum resort.
Hundreds of jobs have been lost from the resort while occupancy levels are very low.
Mr Palmer retorted that he had made $6 billion in his life and that his operation was not a charity.
The mining magnate was in Brisbane on Thursday to launch the political aspirations of former rugby league great Glenn Lazarus.