Dr Dean Jaensch says a rejection of the status quo and a strong national campaign helped Clive Palmer ammass support across the country and the collection of independents and micro-parties will prove a challenge for the Abbott government when it comes to passing legislation.Picture copyright: Fairfax

Clive Palmer’s party has announced its three federal senators will join with Motoring Enthusiast senator Ricky Muir in a voting bloc. The maverick Palmer says his motley crew of senators-elect will make life difficult for the Coalition and hold them to account.

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