Australian balance-of-power political party mired in internal dispute

November 18, 2014 11:45 PM

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - The political party headed by Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer, which holds the balance of power in parliament, is in danger of imploding thanks to a public spat among its lawmakers.

Palmer said on Wednesday that outspoken Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie had been removed from her position as deputy leader of the Palmer United Party and was barred from all parliamentary party meetings.

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