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Happy the PM has copied my energy policies 2 years and 5 months later: Lambie standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has welcomed parts of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s National Press Club speech, where he predicted that electricity prices and energy security will be the defining political issues in the year ahead – two years and five months after Senator Lambie made her first Senate speech indicating that energy security and prices should influence all Australian political decision making. “On Wednesday 3rd of September 2014, I told the Senate in my First Speech that regarding energy and power: In this place as a Senator I will do my best to vote in and protect Tasmania’s and Australia’s best interests. In order to help determine what is in my state’s and nation’s best interests, I will ...

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Australian Spy Agency’s figures support Trump Immigration Ban standard

Click below to view ASIO answers to Senator Lambie’s questions Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has called on Australia’s Attorney General and Minister responsible for Australia’s Domestic Spy Agency (ASIO) to detail how many people on our official terror watch list are not Islamic. “Last year the head of our domestic spy agency reluctantly told me, that the majority of the 190 Australian terrorist supporters on their official watch-list were Islamic. In fact, I have a strong suspicion that they are all Islamic – and it’s now up to the Attorney General to prove me wrong,” said Senator Lambie. The Government must stop the cover-up and political correctness – and release full details on our official terror watch list. ...

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3 Lambie Senate investigations into Defence and Vet. affairs still open for submissions standard

Independent JLN Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has called for Australian Defence Force Personnel, Veterans and their Families to continue to make submissions to 3 special Senate Committees. “To some Australians, because of a lack of mainstream media attention, it may come as a surprise that the Senate established 3 separate investigations into important Defence and Veterans Affairs matters.  I urge all people affected by these matters to make a submission.” said Senator Lambie. 1 Suicide by veterans and ex-service personnel http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Foreign_Affairs_Defence_and_Trade/VeteranSuicide On 1 September 2016 the Senate referred the following matter to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 March 2017 2 Operation of the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) resistance to interrogation (RTI) training http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Foreign_Affairs_Defence_and_Trade/ADFRTI On ...

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S&P Questions during Senate Estimates Committee Hearings standard

Thursday 20 October 2016 Source : Senate Hansard, Economics Legislation Committee Participants:  Senator Lambie & Mr Wayne Byres – Chairman of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). Senator LAMBIE: In his effort to repair the budget, the Treasurer warned us about the risk to Australia’s AAA credit rating. I think this morning he talked about visiting the ratings agency S&P—or Standard & Poor’s. Do you know if that is correct? Mr Byres: I know it is correct that he talked about it, and I understand that, when he was in New York, he did so, but I was not there for the discussion, so I cannot confirm that. Senator LAMBIE: From your perspective, do you trust the rating assessments of ...

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Senate supports Lambie’s call for Army to produce tens of thousands of hrs of official videos, likely to show naked soldiers being abused and sexually denigrated standard

Independent JLN Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie won the support of the Senate this week when her motion (see RTI notice of motion) calling for a production of documents by the Defence Minister passed unopposed. “I was first alerted to the fact that something was very wrong with the training of our Special Force soldiers and others – by SAS whistle-blower Trooper Evan Donaldson. Evan reported to me that the Australian Army for decades have electronically recorded a Resistance to Interrogation (RTI) course where thousands of soldiers have been brutally assaulted, bound, hooded, stripped naked, abused and sexually denigrated.” said Senator Lambie. “So I asked some questions on notice from the Chief of Army – who confirmed in writing the ...

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People power killed off in the Senate standard

Independent JLN Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie last night voted with the Government to give power back to the people over the same-sex marriage question.  “I was very disappointed that Labor, the Greens, and other Crossbench Senators combined to kill off people power in the Senate. Last night, we had an opportunity to put the question of gay marriage before the people of Australia – and politics got in the way,” said Senator Lambie. “I stand by what I said to the Senate yesterday, namely: After the people have their say – no matter what the result – there will be people – who for very good and legitimate reasons – will have very hurt feelings. If a plebiscite of the ...

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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 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4UCH9vOtqU 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)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b60d1c0xdEk 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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