Categories ArchivesOctober 2016

Lambie puts more Senate heat on Dairy Australia over conflict of interest claims standard

Click below to view 30sec YouTube of Senator Lambie questioning Mr. Akers During Estimate Committee hearings this week, Independent JLN Senator for Tasmania, Jacqui Lambie raised conflict-of-interest concerns with the chair of Dairy Australia, Mr. Geoff Akers, who admitted that his wife was on the board of Australia’s largest dairy manufacturer Murray Goulburn. “Normally I wouldn’t enquire about the personal lives of any person in organisations that receive taxpayer funds – however given that hundreds of Tasmanian Dairy Families are facing ruin because of the way the Australian dairy industry has been managed – I stand by my questioning of Mr Akers during Estimates Hearings,” said Senator Lambie. “Conflict-of-Interest can also be another form of corruption, and given the dangerous ...

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Queen’s representative is always neutral and above politics standard

Independent JLN Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has issued the following official statement and opinion piece after requests from media to make comment on Tasmanian Governor’s recent public criticism of One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson. “I’ve met Governor Warner.  She is a very respected, gracious, generous and intelligent woman with a long history of public service to Tasmania.  Professor Warner is the Queen’s representative in Tasmania. And in doing the job of Governor is expected to follow the example set by the Queen. Except in the gravest of constitutional emergencies – no matter what personal feelings the Queen has had about certain political matters, she has never publically criticised elected political leaders. The UK parliament educational website simply explains the ...

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Lambie grills Government over Foreign Aid policy standard

Independent JLN Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has grilled the Liberal Government about Australia’s almost $4B p/a or $50B plus (over a decade) Foreign Aid Budget. “There are a number of important facts that many Tasmanians would be shocked to learn – when it comes to the management our Foreign Aid budget. Despite what the Attorney General initially told me during the Estimates questioning – Australia sends a lot of Foreign aid to countries with much larger militaries than our own, including Indonesia approx. ($300M p/a) and Pakistan approx. ($40M p/a) And given that Tasmania grows and processes some of the best food in the world – I know our farming community and workers will be very disappointed to ...

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Liberals reject Lambie’s call for a pre-emptive War Crimes pardon standard

Independent JLN Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie during Estimates Committee questioning of the Defence Minister today has called for the Government to agree to support legislation which allows a pre-emptive pardon for any Australian soldiers who may be accused of War Crimes or breaches of the Geneva convention while fighting against Islamic extremists. “I’m disappointed that the government will not pardon or absolve any serving or former ADF member who may be accused of war crimes or breaches of the Geneva Convention during their service and fight against the Taliban and other Islamic extremists in the Middle East – but I will not give up on this issue,” said Senator Lambie. “The military today has confirmed that media reports are ...

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Lambie thanks Pauline Hanson and Nick Xenophon for support to help establish Senate investigation into Tasmanian indigenous funds. standard

Independent JLN Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has received Liberal, One Nation and NXT support in order to refer to a Senate Committee and authorise an official investigation into the possible miss-management of hundreds of millions of dollars of indigenous funds. “ I was disappointed that both Labor and the Greens voted against my motion to establish this inquiry. However their opposition to my motion wasn’t that much of a shock, given that the confusion over the spending of at least $500m in Commonwealth funds earmarked for indigenous Tasmanians, happened mostly during the period that Tasmanian state Labor and Greens were joined in a coalition government – and ultimately responsible for the management of those funds.” said Senator Lambie. “I ...

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