Categories ArchivesApril 2016

Lambie challenges QLD Politicians to match $500 donation to sacked QNI workers food bank standard

During an ANZAC visit, Tasmanian JLN independent Senator Jacqui Lambie has met sacked QNI workers in Townsville, at their food bank and donated a $500 IGA food voucher. Click below to view 30sec YouTube – Donation to sacked QNI worker’s food bank: “Like most Australian’s – I didn’t properly understand the level of financial, social and metal hardship that the sacked QNI workers were forced to endure.  It shocked me to find out that while waiting for their entitlements many sacked workers found it difficult to put food on the table for their families,” said Senator Lambie. “I’ve donated a $500 IGA gift voucher to the former QNI workers’ food bank which was set up by sacked worker Jo Collocott ...

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Lambie supports Veteran’s Gold Ribbon for a Gold Card Campaign standard

Tasmanian JLN independent Senator Jacqui Lambie will support Australian Veterans who are urging the public to wear a Gold Ribbon for a Gold Card campaign. Senator Lambie’s call comes after she attended a public rally in Victoria recently where Peace Making and Peace Keeping Veteran, Michael Quinn told the crowd that the suicide rate of Veterans would lessen if those who had served in war or war-like conditions – were automatically awarded a Gold Health Card allowing them to quickly access the best health care Australia could offer. “Mick was right when he told me that – an automatic Gold Card would mean early intervention for Veterans who came back injured – and it would save them having to go through ...

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Lambie’s vote helps abolish RSRT 6 months before a Liberal promise standard

Independent JLN Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie after meeting with owner-driver truck drivers in Canberra along with other crossbench senators has helped vote to abolish the RSRT at least 6 months before PM Turnbull’s promise. “My meeting with owner-driver truck drivers out the front of Parliament house confirmed what I’d heard from Tasmanian Owner Drivers. The Government Tribunal had failed to listen to reason and had made a decision, which unfairly targeted owner – driver truck drivers with regulations that would have dramatically increased their costs – when compared with fleet drivers. Just like Tasmanian owner-drivers – I met people who lost 90% of their business, days after the RSRT’s unfair decisions.  I will not stand by and watch as ...

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Why stand up for owner-operators … because we give a truck! standard

JLN Independent Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie after meeting with Tasmanian owner / drivers regarding the government made Trucking Crisis has renewed her call for PM Malcolm Turnbull to immediately abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal once Parliament sits next week. Senator Lambie made 3 – 30sec YouTube Video’s which contain messages from Tassie owner / operators, whose incomes have been reduced in a matter of days by up to 90% – following a flawed pay ruling by the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT). Click Below to view Video 1- 30sec Click Below to view Video 2-30sec Click Below to view Video 3 –30sec “The RSRT minimum pay ruling did not apply to the big fleet owners. So it’s clear that ...

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ASIC and Money Lenders must be examined by a Royal Commission standard

Independent JLN Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has called for a Royal Commission to closely examine the performance and practices of all the major players of Australia’s Financial and Banking sectors, including the government corporate watchdog, the Australian Securities Investment Commission (ASIC). “The opponents of a Royal Commission like to use the excuse that ASIC is the tough cop on the beat – and a competent enough corporate watchdog to deal with systemic corruption in the banking, insurance and finance industries. However, after questioning ASIC officers during Senate Committee hearings – my view is that, instead of behaving like tough cops, ASIC has acted like the Keystone Cops.  ASIC’s Senate Committee answers show that the government’s corporate watchdog is either dysfunctional – or ...

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No Rates of Pay have a big effect on Road Safety standard

JLN Independent Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie after meeting with Tony Sheldon of the Transport Workers Union and with Warren Clark the CEO of National Road Transport Association – has called on the Liberal Government to empower the National Heavy Vehicle Register (NHVR) so that it can enforce and mandate the payment of 30 day accounts by big business to small trucking operators. Click below to view conversation with Warren Clark “ I support Senator Lazarus’s plan to immediately abolish the Federal Tribunal (RSRT) whose pay decision would have killed off 35,000 Australian small and family trucking businesses, while giving an unfair advantage to big fleet operators. However, after speaking with Warren Clark – the CEO of National Road Transport Association, ...

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Foreign countries that dump manufactured goods in Australia should be punished, not protected. standard

JLN Independent Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie and her Senate Teams have promised to continue to fight for Australian manufacturing jobs after a Senate Committee hearing in Wollongong was given details about an overseas scam in our mining and steel industries which threatens our manufacturing industries.  Click below to view Senator Lambie’s interview with Arthur Rorris the Secretary of the NSW, South Coast – Labour Council. “Arthur Rorris the Secretary of the NSW, South Coast – Labour Council spoke to me after he gave evidence to a Senate Committee in Wollongong about a scam that was being carried out in the steel industry,” said Senator Lambie. “Mr. Rorris gave evidence to the Senate Committee which indicated that overseas countries come to Australia, ...

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