Categories ArchivesMay 2015

Australian Liberal Attorney General George Brandis fails to guarantee that Islamic terrorists aren’t using the funds standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has used Estimate Committee Hearings late Wednesday night to question the Australian Liberal Party Attorney General, Senator George Brandis about the use of Halal Certification funds by Islamic terrorists. Under questioning, Attorney General Brandis – Australia’s highest law officer failed to give Senator Lambie a guarantee that Halal Certification funds were not being used by Islamic terrorists. Australian Liberal Attorney General George Brandis fails to guarantee that Islamic terrorists aren’t using the funds – 29-5-15  

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Sharia Law defended by Australian Attorney General George Brandis during questioning by Senator Jacqui Lambie standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has used Estimate Committee Hearings late last night (May 28) to question the Australian Attorney General, Senator George Brandis about his government’s backing for the banning of Sharia Law, it’s practice, support and advocacy in Australia. “In recent history – since 9/11 – I don’t think there has ever been a convicted terrorist in Australia or the world who wasn’t a supporter of Sharia Law. So it’s obvious that support for Sharia Law is a clear sign of radicalisation and support for the ISIS terrorists, in Australian citizens. I don’t buy the argument from the Attorney General that you can compare it to Roman Catholics’ Canon law. Sharia law is not just a religious law ...

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Prime Minister’s Staff confirm receipt of a secret Royal Commission report standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has used Estimate Committee Hearings to question the staff of the Prime Minister and Cabinet about the existence of a confidential and secret report issued last December by the Heydon Royal Commission, which is investigating Union and other organizations’ corruption. The Prime Minister’s staff confirmed that the confidential report from the Heydon Royal Commission, which revealed a “grave threat to the power and authority of the Australian State” had been received, however they could not say if it had been shared with other ministers or departments. “I’m glad that Ms Elizabeth Kelly from the Prime Minister’s department answered my questions truthfully and directly today (see attached video). Her answers were in stark contrast to those of Attorney Brandis ...

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Lambie welcomes RET deal and vows to fight to keep wood waste, part of the Scheme standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has welcomed the news that a deal has finally been struck between the Liberal and Labor Parties with regards to a new Renewable Energy Target Scheme. “Like all Tasmanians, I strongly support renewable energy. I’ve made many speeches in parliament and had many meetings with Minister Hunt and other federal government ministers with regard to RET. I congratulate Greg for his efforts. “I’ve worked hard since the day I was elected to create a new RET scheme that exempted our big employers and manufactures from paying unfair RET penalties worth tens of millions of dollars a year. Lambie welcomes RET deal and vows to fight to keep wood waste part of the Scheme – ...

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Hockey fails to answer Lambie’s question about hospital funding. standard

Commonwealth funding for the Mersey Community Hospital is still uncertain, following a meeting between Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie and Treasurer Joe Hockey yesterday for an hour. Senator Lambie met with Joe Hockey to clarify what funding commitment had been made by the federal government for the MCH. Joe Hockey bumbled through the meeting and his response was unsatisfactory. Senator Lambie said Joe Hockey was unaware of any funding commitment to the MCH. Hockey fails to answer Lambie

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Food Standards Amendment (Fish Labelling) Bill 2015 standard

I rise to support 100 per cent Senator Xenophon’s private members’ bill, the Food Standards Amendment (Fish Labelling) Bill 2015. I congratulate him for putting forward this important legislation. Unlike the cowardly Nationals in this chamber, I will not only 100 per cent support the intent of the legislation; I will 100 per cent reflect that by support on the floor of this Senate and gladly stand on the side of the chamber which supports this bill and the Australian fishing industry. I will vote to put my state and fishing industry first. Unlike the Nationals, whose vote on this legislation will show that they have gone from being the bush’s blue heelers in this place to becoming—as of this morning, after ...

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Lambie votes with Crossbenchers and Government to protect building/construction industry from thugs and corruption standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has delivered a speech (see attached) and voted with the government today to support the sunset clause in the Construction Industry Amendment (Protecting Witnesses) Bill 2015. The Construction Industry Amendment (Protecting Witnesses) Bill 2015 amends the Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012 to extend the period where the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate Director can apply to a nominated Administrative Appeals Tribunal presidential member for an examination notice, by two years. The current Director’s capacity to act in this role will expire May 31, 2015. Media Release – Lambie votes with Crossbenchers and Government to protect building-construction industry from thugs and corruption – 11-5-15 speech – Construction Industry Amendment (Protecting Witnesses) Bill 2015 – 11-05-15

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Wounded young Veteran’s story another good reason to sack Veterans’ Affairs Minister standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania, Jacqui Lambie has released another YouTube short film featuring a wounded young veteran (Michael Lyddiard). Senator Lambie has called on the Prime Minister to sack Veterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Ronaldson and support a call for a Royal Commission into the management of Veterans’ issues. “Michael shared his story at a function which raised funds for young Veterans to undertake a Kokoda Trek as part of their ongoing rehabilitation. While I’ve seen many injustices different Australian governments have caused to our Veterans, it still shocked me that someone who had been as badly wounded as Michael, is still being forced into a fight with a Department led by Minister Michael Ronaldson. Wounded young Veteran’s story another good ...

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Lambie calls on Tasmanian Liberals to support her call for an immediate boost to Freight Equalization Scheme standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has written to the Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and has demanded that the $203M funding boost to the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme begin 6 months earlier on the 1st of July 2015. Senator Lambie’s call came after she received a letter from the DPM confirming that the first round of payments of $50M would only begin on the 1st of January 2016, rather than on the 1st of July 2015. “Every Liberal politician in my state knows that by deliberately delaying access to our Freight Equalisation Scheme for 6 months, means that Tasmanian export businesses will be $25M to $50M worse off. Mr Abetz, Colbeck, Whiteley, Nikolic and Hutchison  – all know that their political party is once ...

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