News

Pollies' New Year's resolution should be honesty: Palmer

MINING magnate Clive Palmer has called on Australia's politicians and business leaders to make New Year's resolutions to act honestly.

Mr Palmer made the comments in a statement he sent out just hours after addresses by the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader.

The New Year's resolutions should centre on acting honestly, admitting mistakes and working harder, Mr Palmer wrote.

"The first New Year's resolution politicians and business leaders should be making is to always tell the truth," he said.

"You should never be afraid to admit a mistake," he said.

The verbose mining magnate even quoted John F Kennedy, in saying "an error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it".

He said the nation should work together to create a place where people were not judged according to their "economic standing".

"We need love and reconciliation and to bring people together," he said.

Topics:  clive palmer, julia gillard, tony abbott




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Delays in Korean student murder case

Murder victim Eunji Ban was found in a Brisbane park early Sunday morning.

Murder accused still "unwell" according to lawyer

Dog attack victim was trying to save chicken

A photo of a dog barking for a story about problem dogs barking in Ipswich neighbourhoods. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

Council officers investigating early morning incident

Latest deals and offers

Mt Crosby Road and Warrego Upgrade

The Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey with Member for Ipswich...

Woman cops $12,000 water bill

Bundamba resident Sherelle Taylor receiveda water bill for more than $12,000 after a leak was found in a pipe on her property.

Bundamba resident Sherelle Taylor received a water bill for more than $12,000 after...

Free mobile washing service for homeless

The Orange Sky laundry service offers free clothes and laundry services to those in need. QUU spokesperson Michelle Cull, resident Rickie Stuart and Orange Sky service rollout co-ordinator Alek Jacoby.

The OrangeSky mobile washing van sets up in Queens Park in Ipswich every Wednesday...

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked