Clive Palmer has delivered on expectations of a lengthy public disclosure of his financial interests, in the process taking the light off WA's newest members of Federal Parliament.
Mr Palmer did not fill in the standard seven-page statement of registrable interests, preferring instead an attachment detailing the myriad private companies that make up his diverse empire as well as disclosing an interest in BHP Billiton, Aurizon Holdings and Bluescope Steel shares.
Mr Palmer also declared a shareholding in CITIC Pacific, the Hong Kong-listed Chinese giant. A CITIC subsidiary is trying to salvage value from the Sino Iron project in the Pilbara, which is based on the right to mine iron ore on Mr Palmer's tenements, and is engaged in legal battles with the member for Fairfax.
Although not as interesting as Mr Palmer's 18-page register filed with the House of Representatives, fellow new MP Alannah MacTiernan disclosed shareholdings in Woodside Petroleum, Telstra and two of Australia's big banks, as well as an interest in properties in Maylands, central Perth, Kelmscott and Berlin. The newly elected member for Perth is also a partner in businesses carried out from the Maylands properties.
Ms MacTiernan listed her car as an asset worth about $10,000.
Like her fellow parliamentary newcomer Christian Porter, the Liberal member for Pearce, Ms MacTiernan has bought a property in Canberra and is a member of the Qantas chairman's lounge.
Mr Porter had precious little to declare other than his new primary residence at Yanchep and the fact he enjoyed some corporate hospitality at this year's Telethon and Ronald McDonald charity balls.