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Clive Palmer Takes Family on Cruise While Owing $66 Million

One-time politician and billionaire Clive Palmer has reportedly taken family and friends on an expensive Mediterranean cruise just a month after taking the stand in a court case while sick with pancreatitis.

The former federal MP appeared at a Federal Court in Brisbane in May clutching a vomit bag and using a breathing apparatus and a pillow while giving evidence to liquidators of his Queensland Nickel company who were pursuing $66 million in entitlements for sacked workers.

News Corp Australia has published photos and details of the 24-day cruise, $10,000 a head cruise Mr Palmer and his family boarded in Spain.

He was tracked down with a group of more than 20 people including the adult son of former Queensland Nickel managing director Clive Mensink, who has been abroad for a year despite having two arrest warrants to his name.

Insiders speculate Mr Mensink Sr will also join the cruise party at some point.

Mr Palmer denied any responsibility for the workers or creditors, saying that he had retired from all business activities in 2013 when he was elected to federal Parliament.

He said Mr Mensink is the person obligated to answer any questions.

AAP/DAILY TELEGRAPH

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