Clive Palmer has been ordered to explain who was responsible for a tweet made while he was meant to be in a Brisbane court hearing into the collapse of Queensland Nickel.

In the tweet published on the former Federal MP’s account, Mr Palmer appears to be pictured outside Brisbane Supreme Court with the caption “Hey memesters you vibin’ my style??”.

It was published on December 1 at the same time lawyers for liquidators FTI Consulting were in the nearby Federal Court exasperated by Mr Palmer’s absence.

Justice John Reeves had warned Mr Palmer needed to “move heaven and earth” to meet a new deadline to hand over records from his flagship company Mineralogy by Tuesday afternoon.

The court heard on Thursday that he had satisfied that request.

“Mr Palmer has complied with all orders made last week,” Justice Reeves said on Thursday.

The judge has now given Mr Palmer until next Wednesday to produce an affidavit detailing the “provenance and content” of the December 1 tweet.

“I want an explanation given,” he said.

Ahead of Thursday’s expected appearance, Mr Palmer said he would “probably” front but insisted he was not required to.

He was not present when the matter was mentioned.

FTI Consulting have spent months chasing the Mineralogy records, which will shed light on funds that flowed out of Queensland Nickel before the company failed with debts of about $300 million.

Picture Former Federal MP Clive Palmer The West Australian.