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Mining magnate Clive Palmer has moved to drop “very large parts” of his defence in a defamation battle with the West Australian Premier after he lost a separate High Court case.

But Mark McGowan wants even more of Mr Palmer’s particulars struck out, with the WA’s leader’s barrister arguing many would be “futile” at trial.

Both men are suing each other in the Federal Court over barbs traded in the media and are set to face off at a hearing listed for January next year.

Camera IconClive Palmer sued Mark McGowan for defamation in late 2020. Credit: News Regional Media

Mr Palmer struck first when he claimed Mr McGowan caused him to be brought into “hatred, ridicule and contempt” when he referred to the Queenslander in a press conference as an “enemy of the state”.

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