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Burnie International worth a fight for funds standard

“Finally, after reading his public comments, I’m struggling to understand exactly what kind of support Mr Whiteley has given to the Burnie International Challenger. Has he written a letter or made a phone call – or has he been caught out making excuses for his laziness again? In one breath Mr Whiteley admits the Burnie International Tennis Challenger is important to our local economy. Yet in the next breath he says the iconic sports event is not the responsibility of the federal government, despite the fact it generates $850,000 each year for the local economy! I don’t think Mr Whiteley has taken the time to even write a letter – or make a phone call to Senator Eric Abetz and ...

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Archibald painting of Lambie generates interest standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania is surprised, but happy the painting by Sydney artist Tania McMurty is still generating media interest in some print, online and broadcast sources. “Yesterday I used, for the first time, a new logo on a media statement. I didn’t expect it to create the controversy it did. The logo, with permission from Sydney-based artist Tania McMurty was inspired-by and based on her painting, which was recently entered into Australia’s famous art competition, the Archibald.” said Senator Lambie “After the publicity of the Archibald entry went nationwide  – I was contacted by a supporter who had used Tania’s painting to create the JLN “Trust” logo. He wrote to me on Sunday 12th of July: I saw that Archibald painting ...

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Lambie disappointed by loss of Burnie International standard

“I was bitterly disappointed Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley had nothing to say about the potential loss of an event that is the beating heart of the North-West Coast economy. The media’s coverage of the potential loss of the Burnie International Tennis Classic this week showed Brett Whiteley preferred not to comment on that matter. I find it sad the North-West Coast’s Federal representative hasn’t come out fighting for the Burnie Tennis Club and the North-West Coast. I understand he needs to toe the Liberal party line, but there is a time and a place where the community’s best interests must come before political loyalty – and this is the time and the place. The money is there to save the Burnie ...

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Senate Fish Committee Inquiry just part of a Green’s $5.48B Development and 5,442 Job Kill-­‐Off for Tasmania standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has released figures obtained by independent Parliamentary Library Research and Business owners which show that over the last decade the Green’s opposition to development in Tasmania has caused at least a loss of $5.48B worth of business development and 5,442 jobs. (see attached) “The Greens have strangled Tasmania’s economy for 10 years. It’s clear, after attending recent hearings, that their Senate Environment and Communications Committee inquiry into the Tasmanian aquaculture industry -­‐ is just part of the same pattern of political behaviour, which has caused our state to suffer the highest unemployment rate in Australia. The last decade of development objections totalling $5.48B in Tasmania isn’t enough for the Greens. The Senate Committee hearing ...

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Tasmania’s best interests must come before party politics in Fast Cat debate: Lambie. standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has called on all members of the state’s political parties and tourism boards to put aside political party loyalties – and to put Tasmania’s best interests first – in regard to the renewed efforts to establish a Fast Cat service between Tasmania and the mainland. “It’s now time for all Tasmanian’s to unite and support an investment in a new financial feasibility study, that thoroughly explores the costs and benefits of the establishment of a Fast Cat passenger and vehicle service between Tasmania and the mainland. This study must have broad terms of reference and take into account short, medium and long-term Bass Strait transport requirements. This project has the potential to dramatically grow ...

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Jacqui refuses to be distracted by Liberal and Labor polling standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has vowed not to let internal Liberal and Labor polling results, which indicate a big increase in support for her newly formed political network, distract her. “The disclosure on Sky TV last Thursday (9th of July), by Michael Kroger the President of the Victorian Liberals that their polling indicated I was on track to pick up “2 or 3” more senators in Tasmania has rattled my political opponents. When Peter Beattie, a former Labor Premier and famous Labor party heavy weight also agreed last Thursday evening with Mr Kroger’s political assessment – that caused more political panic among those who’d like to see me fail. As the next Federal election draws closer, my critics will become ...

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Tasmanian maritime worker speaks out on job losses to foreigners standard

Meet former Tasmanian maritime worker Karl Williams who – similar to the workers in the Alexander Spirit – also lost his job to foreign workers and is now allegedly the subject of legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman which could cost him $10,200. “ Mr Williams told me that in late 2014, he was part of a crew of the Tandara Spirit in Port Phillip Bay, which refused to lift the anchor and sail to Singapore where the Australian crew were to be sacked and replaced with foreign maritime workers. When I asked Mr Williams to describe his experiences on the Oil Tanker, Tandara Spirit he reported, (and I quote)  … they did exactly what they’re doing to the people ...

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Alexander Spirit Crew talk to Senator Jacqui Lambie about their fears for the Australian Maritime Industry standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has released a 5 minute YouTube clip which shows her visit and chat with some of the Australian crew of the Alexander Spirit who are about to be sacked and replaced by cheap foreign maritime workers. “Will our fuel be cheaper at the bowser? Where do foreign maritime workers put their rubbish? Will poor English language skills cause accidents? These are just some of the issues and questions that were raised with me by the crew of the Alexander Spirit. These questions must be answered by Caltex and the Government before any Australian worker is sacked and a foreigner hired.” said Senator Lambie. “I feel very privileged that the Alexander Spirit crew chose to ...

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Lambie wants a guarantee that political donations haven’t influenced Government coastal shipping policy and sacking of Australian maritime workers standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has called on the Liberal and National parties to give a guarantee that the $33,994 donated by Caltex Australia to the conservative political parties during the 2013-14 federal election campaign, didn’t influence the introduction of government legislation, which helps shipping companies replace Australian maritime workers with foreign seafarers. Senator Lambie’s call comes after 36 Australian crew members transporting Caltex oil have been told they’ll no longer be needed and their jobs are gone. Lambie wants a guarantee that political donations haven’t influenced Government coastal shipping policy and sacking of Australian maritime workers – 5-7-15

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ADF Mental Health submissions called for Independent Report to Parliament: Lambie standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has urged veterans to take part in a survey created by veteran, Angus Sims, who will use the results to keep the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) accountable. “Mr Sims, a 30-year-old East Timor and Iraqi veteran, noticed too many veterans were falling through the cracks at DVA, with many mental and physical health issues going unsupported. In response to his own experience and many others’, Mr Sims developed a survey to look at DVA’s treatment of their clients.” said Senator Lambie. To fill out the survey or read the rest of the media release, click on the link: ADF Mental Health submissions called for Independent Report to Parliament- Lambie

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