Could Clive Palmer spark a constitutional crisis?

Minister Hunt has said the Senate would have to block the entire budget in order to block his Emission Reduction Fund but constitutional law suggests other avenues are available for the senate to stop his scheme.

The Palmer United Party has threatened to block the Abbott government’s Direct Action climate policy in the Senate. Last week, there was even speculation about it sparking a constitutional crisis.

But could Clive Palmer, through his bloc of three Palmer United Party (PUP) senators and an ally from the Motoring Enthusiast Party, make good on the threat?

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