the palmerisation of ridiculous politics with affable buffoonery on a splot of turdy abbottery...
Mr Palmer accused the Chinese government of wanting to take over Australian ports to get the nation's resources for free.
When host Tony Jones asked Mr Palmer about allegations he funnelled millions of dollars out of a business bank account to fund his election campaign, the mining magnate and MP said he was "owed about $500 million by the Communist Chinese government".
"We'll be suing them and they'll be answering the questions. We've had three judgements in the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Western Australia and an arbitration against these Chinese mongrels - I'm saying that because they're Communist, they shoot their own people, they haven't got a justice system and they want to take over this country. And we're not going to let them," he said.
"The Chinese government wants to bring workers here to destroy our wage system ... they want to take over our ports and get our resources for free. So far they've shifted $200 million worth of iron ore out of this country without paying for it. I don't mind standing up against the Chinese bastards and stop them from doing it."
Asked about Mr Palmer's comments this morning, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce described them as "not helpful".