The billionaire is suing WA again for “unconscionable conduct”… for more than last time.
WA had to pass emergency legislation earlier this month to put down arbitration by Mr Palmer, which was seeking about $30 billion in damages for a matter over one of the mogul’s iron ore mines in 2012.
But the billionaire is back with a vengeance, today launching another lawsuit against the WA Government.
The claim is targeting the legislation itself, which Mr Palmer slammed as unconstitutional at the time.
“The simple fact is the State of Western Australia does not have the power to control either the Federal or the High Court of Australia,” Mr Palmer said in a statement.
“The amount of damages is likely to exceed the damages claimed in arbitration the State had previously agreed to but legislated to terminate.
“Mineralogy’s action in the Federal Court will result in a greater amount of damages and the High Court of Australia will, in my view, find the act unconstitutional.”
It comes as Mr Palmer said he would challenge the legislation in the High Court.
He has equated Mark McGowan to a “dictator”, citing his “admiration” for Chinese Communist Party leaders.
Palmer obviously isn’t too concerned about making any friends in WA with this his latest cases – not to mention taking over Perth radio stations last week running almost non-stop ads.
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