QUEENSLAND'S richest man Clive Palmer, who has accused Anna Bligh of defamation, donated $559,000 to the conservative parties last financial year.
Figures released by the Australian Electoral Commission on Monday show Mr Palmer's company Mineralogy donated $412,000 to the National Party and $147,000 to the Liberal Party.
He also provided $20,000 to the ALP in Western Australia.
Mr Palmer, who has mining interests in Queensland and Western Australia, is suing Queensland Premier Anna Bligh for $1 million over comments she made in an ABC television interview.
Weekend Australian Magazine has an article on Clive Palmer. Power Play, January 31, 2009.