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Liberals must commit to $60M port upgrade now or watch King Island living costs go through the roof standard

Independent Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has demanded that both Liberal state and federal governments co-operate and commit to a deal with the residents of King Island which sees a minimum of $60M invested in the island communities’ deep water port at Grassy. Senator Lambie released an interview of the meeting she recently had with the co-chair of the King Island Shipping Group, Jarrod Reeman. “After my recent visit to King Island, I am shocked at the complete lack of planning by both state and federal liberal governments – which means that King Island now faces the loss of its only shipping service in approximately 12 months time. “I still can’t understand why the Liberals want the residents and businesses on King ...

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Do political donations affect the amount of tax the government makes you pay? standard

Independent Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie, has renewed her call for an independent investigation into the source and integrity of Australian political party donations, following her research that showed, of the 579 large Australian companies who didn’t pay tax in 2013-14, at least 15 businesses, over the same reporting period, donated a total of $1,273,939 to the Liberal, National, Labor and Green parties. “A donation to a major political party should never be viewed by the general public – as a tax minimisation strategy for big business,” Senator Lambie said. “This latest information, released by Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan, which reveals the names of the big Australian companies that don’t pay tax – combined with my research on political donations, only ...

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Australian Defence Minister Payne loses control – rogue Government Lawyers sends letter to SAS Whistleblower standard

Independent Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie, has renewed her call for Defence Minister Payne to resign after lawyers acting for the Government sent a letter complaining about SAS Trooper Evan Donaldson’s appearance on Sydney Commercial Radio. “The letter of complaint sent to Trooper Donaldson today, via his lawyers – from the lawyers acting for the government – is clear proof that the Defence Minister Payne has lost control of the situation and her department. “I can’t believe that Minister Payne would have been stupid enough to authorise a letter, which implicitly threatens an official SAS whistleblower. So the only option I have (until the Defence Minister corrects the record) is to come to the conclusion that the lawyers, employed by the ...

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Trip to Townville helped win $200M ADF pay increase standard

“Dear Editor, A Crikey Journalist (and I use the term “journalist” loosely) has written a nasty little article that slyly gives the impression I misused my travel entitlements on a working trip to Townsville – where I protested out the front of one of Australia’s largest military bases against the Liberal Government’s attempt to cut our ADF pay and conditions. I think he’s trying to compare my visit to Lavarack Barracks gates in Townsville with Bronwyn Bishop’s trip to the Liberal Party fundraiser in Geelong. I’ve referred the matter to my solicitor for advice and I reserve my decision whether to take legal action against him. I’m sick of these sneaky individuals who only give a couple of hours’ notice ...

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Australian Defence Minister Payne must be sacked standard

Independent Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie, has released a new YouTube short video featuring victim of identity theft – SAS Trooper Evan Donaldson, where she calls for Prime Minister Turnbull to sack Defence Minister Payne. “Last Thursday, the 10th of December, Australian Defence Minister Payne had personal oversight of a special mediation process between ADF lawyers and lawyers representing SAS Trooper Evan Donaldson – and was responsible for a compensation offer which would have left Mr Donaldson and his wife Dr Phoebe over $100K worse off – if they took up the Defence Minister’s offer.” said Senator Lambie. “At first glance to an outsider, the offer seemed substantial, in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, if Evan accepted the government deal, ...

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Mr Turnbull must show as much courage as Mr Hawke: de-register the CFMEU to solve the building and construction crisis standard

Independent Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie, in response to the Royal Commission legal actions against CFMEU and the resulting obvious national crisis in our building and construction industries, has again called on Australia’s new Prime Minister to show the same kind of political courage as former Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke and deregister the CFMEU. “Prime Minister Turnbull cannot use the excuse that we have to wait for the result of the current legal action against CFMEU officials, before introducing to Parliament legislation that deregisters the CFMEU,” Senator Lambie said. “Australia is wasting time. Our building and construction businesses are losing money, jobs, efficiency and productivity. The time for bipartisan political action against the CFMEU in the Senate is now here. ...

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Sharia law supporters are the problem standard

Independent Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie, in response to media questions regarding Donald Trump’s latest statement on Muslims, has again restated her political Network’s policy on the threat of terrorism, Islam, and Sharia Law. “Unlike other emerging and smaller political movements in Australia, the JLN doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, sexuality, religion or ethnicity. We do however discriminate on your love of democracy, civil freedoms and allegiance to the Australian people. As I told the reporter working for Mr Murdoch – with regard to my network’s policies on Islam and the threat of terrorism to Australia: Sharia Law is the law our enemy wants to impose on the world – and is the law the Islamic terrorists want to ...

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End official discrimination against Christian faith-based ice treatment standard

Independent Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of a $300m strategy to tackle ice addiction, but has challenged him to invest the public funds in those community organisations with proven track records, which are often Christian faith-based, and are suffering from official discrimination. “It has disturbed me to hear that groups like Teen Challenge, one of Australia’s most successful organisations delivering ice rehab treatment, with a success rate of over 80%, present in 100 countries and with 1200 centers world-wide – feel as though they are being denied government support and funding because they base their rehab program on the Christian faith,” Senator Lambie said. “Yesterday I received a briefing from Malcolm Smith, the founder and executive director of Teen ...

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Liberal defence contract decision a deep insult to Tasmanian maritime industry and workers standard

Independent Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has described the Liberal Defence Minister’s decision to knock out Tasmania’s bid to build Australia’s Pacific Patrol Boats because it was “irrevocably non-compliant” is a deep insult to our homegrown maritime industry and workers. “I was warned the fix was in – and it comes just after the Liberals tried to kill off all the jobs of local Maritime workers and replace them with cheap overseas labour, with so-called, “shipping law reform.” said Senator Lambie. “Tasmania’s ship builder “Incat” has a long and proud history of not only building outstanding commercial vessels for use all over the world – but for decades has also built and delivered, world’s best high speed ships to the United State’s Military and the Australian Navy. Tasmania’s ...

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