Clive Palmer speaks to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Brisbane after losing after losing a court application in relation to liquidators pursuing him for $70 million in taxpayer funds paid to workers following the collapse of his Queensland nickel refinery. Mr Palmer says he takes issue with Anthony Albanese saying Labor had not approached his United Australia Party for preference deals. "That's just not true, I had Senator (Anthony) Chisholm approach me while I was down for the budget in parliament sitting on the floor, he got up, it's all recorded, he came over to see me," Mr Palmer says. "He called me on Wednesday when he was with Bill Shorten in Central Queensland and he said was it too late to do preferences, it's not true that I wasn't approached by the ALP."
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In this week's "Commodity In Chief" segment on "Bloomberg Commodities Edge", Bloomberg's Alix Steel talks to Tony Sarsam, CEO of Borden Dairy, which is a leading U.S. dairy processor and distributor. Borden operates 13 milk processing plants and nearly 100 branches across the U.S. that produce and distribute nearly 500 million gallons of milk annually for various customers. They discuss the changing consumption patterns of U.S. consumers, competition within the milk industry and the challenges ahead for Borden.
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Nations strike a deal to implement the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need to avert dangerous global warming.
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