A tough slog: Bernardi

June 19, 2018

With Clive Palmer announcing he’ll spend $50 million to revive his political career and run candidates in every House of Representatives seat at the next federal election, Conservative Party leader Cory Bernardi says it’s, "a tough slog".

Announcing ex-One Nation Senator Brian Burston as the first recruit for his rebranded United Australia political party the Queensland billionaire confirmed he was also likely to run for a lower house seat during the fiery press conference where he lashed out at reporters asking about civil and court action against him, and the collapse of the Queensland Nickel refinery.

Senator Bernardi has told Paul Murray Live on Sky News the rise of Mr Palmer’s political phoenix has not diminished Conservative Party aspirations to help shape better legislation in the Senate.

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