Clive Palmer fails in court bid to use self-published book as evidence

Clive Palmer fails in court bid to use self-published book as evidence

Clive Palmer fails in court bid to use self-published book as evidence

Updated 29 September 2017, 20:05 AEST

Clive Palmer fails in his bid to use a self-published book as evidence in court, as he defends himself against liquidators of Queensland Nickel.

A judge has told Clive Palmer evidence he tried to tender to court was "hard to take seriously" because it was a book he wrote about himself.

Mr Palmer failed in his bid to use a self-published book as evidence in court, as he defends himself against liquidators of Queensland Nickel.

The former Federal MP this week lodged a request to have the book, The Last Sentry at the Gate: Clive Palmer and the 44th Parliament of Australia, tendered as late evidence because it "proved his commitment to Queensland".

But Justice John Bond dismissed the idea the book be relied on as evidence.

He also ruled out a 143-page affidavit submitted by Mr Palmer, which made allegations against the Queensland and Federal governments.

Government-appointed liquidators PPB Advisory are attempting to freeze more than $200 million of Mr Palmer's assets as part of a court case amid an ongoing Supreme Court battle to claw back money owed to sacked Queensland Nickel workers.

Queensland Nickel collapsed in 2016 with $300 million in debts, leaving more than 800 people out of work.

Taxpayers footed the bill for $70 million, used to play the entitlements owed to workers.

The case will continue in court in October.

Mr Palmer's antics come a day after he hosted a 35-minute question-and-answer session on Facebook, while eating an entire packet of chocolate biscuits.