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Santa Clive to host Christmas lunch for needy at his resort

Clive Palmer will host 1000 needy people at his Coolum resort on Christmas Day.
Clive Palmer will host 1000 needy people at his Coolum resort on Christmas Day. Brett Wortman

CLIVE Palmer will play Santa to needy people at his Coolum resort on Christmas Day and has invited the state's leading politicians and their families to join him.

The billionaire mining magnate will host a special lunch at his Sunshine Coast resort for up to 1000 needy individuals and families from across south-east Queensland.

The event, organised with the assistance of Mission Australia, will be held in the Pavillion at Palmer Coolum Resort on the Sunshine Coast and will inject the spirit of Christmas on what Mr Palmer hopes will be a day of reconciliation.

Along with more than 500 people from Mission Australia, other Queensland charities such as Bloomhill Cancer Help, Grandparents as Parents and United Synergy will also attend the day.

Mr Palmer said Mission Australia, with his help, would  transport needy individuals and families from the Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast to the event.

The lunch will be preceded  by a non-denominational Christmas church service in the Mount Coolum room at the resort.

"There will be a sumptuous Christmas buffet luncheon and, for children attending, a visit from Santa Claus and Mrs Claus, who will be bringing gifts," Mr Palmer said.

"There will also be face painting and a balloon artist to entertain the children while music will be provided by an Irish band and a roving jazz trio."

Following the church service and Christmas lunch, guests will be invited to visit and take photos with Jeff the dinosaur.

Mr Palmer has also  invited Premier Campbell Newman and his family, Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk and her family, Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney and his family, and Treasurer Tim Nicholls and his family to attend the lunch.

 

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MPs Ray Hopper and Fiona Simpson and their  families, as well as the presidents of the LNP, ALP, the Greens and Katter Party and their families are also on the invitation list.

 

"With the help of Mission Australia we will be providing some Christmas cheer for needy people from all over south-east Queensland and it will be encouraging for them to share the day with the state's political leaders," Mr  Palmer said.

"Christmas is a time for reconciliation and although I have had my recent differences with the government, I recognise that it is the conservative side of politics that is best equipped to get Queensland going again.

"Labor left the state in a terrible economic position and it is the conservative side of politics that can get Queensland back on its feet."

While Mr Palmer is still considering whether to start a new political party, he said the state would benefit from the conservative side of politics working co-operatively.

"Now is the time for us to bring the state together and put our differences behind us," he said.

Topics:  christmas clive palmer coolum resort mission australia queensland government



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