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‘Goodbye Clive goodbye’: Graffiti sends message to Palmer

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The words "Goodbye Clive goodbye" have been sprayed on the entry sign at Palmer Coolum Resort. Contributed

IN THE weeks following Clive Palmer's announcement he would not contest the seat of Fairfax at the July 2 Federal Election the words "Goodbye Clive Goodbye" have been sprayed across the entry sign at his Palmer Coolum Resort.

The message harks back to Mr Palmer's joy-filled video released when Campbell Newman left office as the Queensland Premier, and again when former Prime Minister Tony Abbott was ousted in 2015.

It's not the first time the message has been turned around on the MP.

In December the words "Goodbye Clive" written on a yellow banner were hung from an overpass on the Sunshine Mwy.

Mr Palmer has copped criticism from locals for his management of the Palmer Coolum Resort, which employed about 650 staff when it was run by Hyatt and is now not taking guests.

A Galaxy Newspoll earlier in the year showed only 7% of of Fairfax voters were satisfied with Mr Palmer's performance.

Would Clive Palmer have your vote for a Senate seat?

This poll ended on 22 May 2016.

Current Results

Yes. He's not from the major parties.

6%

No. He's wasted enough of our time as it is.

93%

Undecided.

0%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Mr Palmer, who lives on the Gold Coast, said part of the reason he wouldn't contest the seat of Fairfax was that a member should live in the electorate they represent.

He wouldn't rule out standing for a Senate seat when Australia goes to the polls.

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