Apology to Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Federal Member for Fairfax

Media release

Federal leader of the Palmer United Party and Member for Fairfax Clive Palmer has issued an apology to Prime Minister Tony Abbott over inadvertently using the term ‘suicide’ in a media interview this morning.

“In answering a journalist’s question immediately following my media conference this morning I inadvertently used the term ‘suicide’ with reference to the Prime Minister,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“I meant of course to say ‘political suicide’ and as such I apologise to Mr Abbott for any offence this misunderstanding may have caused.

Mr Palmer has issued an official letter of apology to Mr Abbott over the matter.