More than a nickel
QUEENSLAND’S richest man Clive Palmer has rewarded 50 employees from a nickel refinery with a weekend getaway to Port Douglas. “The rewards for my entire workforce match the performance of the individuals and the business in its entirety, that’s why the prizes are so big, they simply deserve it,” Mr Palmer said. The Yabulu nickel refinery near Townsville has recorded a $16m turnaround in the first 12 months since Mr Palmer bought the facility. The recipients range from fitters and electrical tradespeople to supervisors and engineers.