Clive Palmer has been referred to the president of the senate over claims that he abused female senate staff.
The leader of the Palmer United Party is alleged to have shouted at staff who were attempting to re-draft his flawed carbon tax repeal amendments, according to a Herald Sun report.
Sources claim that Mr Palmer yelled at the senate assistant clerk, who assists in drafting bills for all senators, questioning the impartiality of the office.
The incident is thought to have taken place on Thursday before the MP announced he would not be supporting the repeal of the carbon tax and accused Tony Abbott of double-crossing him.
“He was literally yelling at them,” one source told the Herald Sun.
“He basically accused them of doing the government’s bidding.”
Mr Palmer is believed to have been enraged when the clerk’s office was asked to redraft his amendments to the carbon tax repeal bill, which were believed to be riddled with spelling mistakes.
A source claims that he reduced one staff member to tears, but this has not been confirmed.
The government will reintroduce the carbon tax repeal bill this morning, incorporating Mr Palmer’s amendments.