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Palmer gets a break from QN court hearing

AAP logoAAP 12/09/2016

Former federal MP Clive Palmer will get a two-day break from being questioned in the Federal Court over the collapse of Queensland Nickel.

Mr Palmer will return on Thursday, but a number of Queensland Nickel-related matters are expected to come before the court on Tuesday although it's unclear what they relate to.

On Monday, Mr Palmer returned for his second day of answering questions from liquidators who are trying to show he acted as a shadow director of the company alongside his nephew Clive Mensink, who was its sole appointed director.

Mr Palmer denies that claim, which, if proven, could see him held liable if the company's found to have continued to trade at a point when it could no longer cover its debts.

Liquidators PPB Advisory asked Mr Palmer to produce records from a mobile phone he used to conduct Queensland Nickel-related business but he told the court in Brisbane he was doing his best to comply, but the phone was lost eight weeks ago while dining at a Gold Coast restaurant.

Later the court heard Mr Palmer used expletives in a vicious email warning to Mr Mensink that he could ruin "everything".

The email made reference to a "letter to treasurer", and Mr Palmer went on to tell Mr Mensink: "I told you what to do. Do it. Do not send me anything to cover your arse or you f*** everything. Do not contact me by email again".

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