Clive Palmer, four thousand million dollars rich, has managed to force himself into headlines this federal election campaign – but now he’s making news for spending the final days of the campaign at a resort in Fiji.

Sightings of the Queensland businessman on Denarau Island showed up over the weekend, with a source staying at the same resort as Palmer telling PEDESTRIAN.TV they spotted Palmer with his family on both Saturday and Sunday.

Online, photos have also surfaced of Palmer eating dinner at an Italian restaurant.

A spokesperson for Palmer told The Courier Mail he was at the resort visiting a terminally ill family friend and would be back in Australia in 24 hours.

Palmer’s face has been blasted across Australia for months, with a huge billboard and digital advertising campaign bankrolled by the former Member for Fairfax raising questions over the $7 million dollars he still owes Queensland Nickel workers. Palmer says the money has been paid into a trust that will be disbursed following the election.

The United Australia Party struck a controversial preference deal with the Coalition last month.

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