MEMBER for Fairfax Clive Palmer has spoken about why he will push for new legislation that penalises Australian authorities that pass on information to foreign counterparts which puts Australian nationals at risk of receiving the death penalty.
In the wake of the mass public outcry over the executions earlier this week of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, Mr Palmer said he'd received a large amount of correspondence from his electorate, asking him to help ensure something similar never happens again.
Mr Palmer will introduce a bill, backed by Independent Cathy McGowan, which he was confident would be passed, that would see officials found guilty of passing on such information, face up to 15 years in jail.
The Daily caught up with Mr Palmer as he visited Nambour High School this morning, where he visited students and teachers involved in putting together personal needs kits for local youths undergoing tough times.
Mr Palmer sponsored the program through the donation of his parliamentary salary.
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