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Last night, Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie shared the story of NSW RSL CEO and State Secretary Glenn Kolomeitz. A story of one man trying to do the right thing in the face of adversity. Senator Lambie’s speech in the Senate Chamber contains some serious allegations, as such, Senator Lambie directs you to the Parlview website, to the time stamp 21:46:45. Please click here to hear Senator Lambie share Mr Kolomeitz’s story.

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Reverse cuts to Community Legal Centres standard

When the Community Legal Centres’ funding is cut by $34 million in July, hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people will lose access to justice, independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie said at a press conference today. “Vulnerable Australians keep getting poorer and poorer, and cutting funding to Community Legal Services is an absolute disgrace by the Government. “Leave those people that are on welfare alone. Stop sledging them with a hammer. It is enough,” Senator Lambie said. “Let vulnerable people have access to justice and access to legal representation free of charge so they can sort their business out. “Furthermore, these cuts are in direct opposition to the Government’s plan to support victims of domestic violence – it doesn’t add ...

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Senate votes to protect veterans’ privacy standard

Last night the Senate voted to protect veterans’ privacy when it passed the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Digital Readiness and Other Measures) Bill 2017 with a Government amendment to omit the Public Interest Disclosure from the legislation. A second amendment from Labor, which also passed, excludes decisions that are adverse to a client from computer decision-making is also a win for Veterans by protecting them from computer programs that say “no” to a claim which would then be assessed by a human delegate. “This is a clear win for veterans as their privacy would continue to be protected, while the claims process will become more streamlined with the introduction of ICT,” Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie said. “It was ...

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Second Bass Link Cable a game changer for Tasmania standard

Second Bass Link Cable a game changer for Tasmania Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to invest in a second Bass Link Cable for Tasmania. “If Prime Minister Turnbull can invest $2 billion in the Snowy Hydro Scheme, he can also put aside $1 billion for a second Bass Link Cable,” Senator Lambie said. “A second Bass Link Cable is more than just an insurance policy for Tasmania, it is an investment opportunity and it is a game changer for the Tasmanian economy. “With new pumped Hydro technology and a second Bass Link Cable, Tasmania will see new Renewable investment in Tasmania, with it opportunities to export more power,” Senator Lambie said. “Tasmania ...

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Lambie sits on secret Senate hearing into SAS torture allegations standard

Independent JLN Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie today was part of a Senate Committee hearing held in secret or “in camera” – which examined allegations that Australia Defence Force’s Resistance to Interrogation (RTI *) course had gone rouge and participants had been beaten, bound, forced to sign indemnity forms under extreme duress, then held for many days in cells, tortured, deprived of food, suffered from deliberately induced psychosis and in some cases sexually assaulted. “I can’t say what happened at the closed to the public senate committee hearing today, because that would be in contempt of parliament. But I can direct people to the already available information contained in public submissions which are posted on the Parliamentary website: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Foreign_Affairs_Defence_and_Trade If ...

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Lambie urges all non-government Senators to block Liberal’s Digital Readiness Bill to stop increase in veterans’ suicides standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has called on Crossbench and Opposition Senators to block the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Digital Readiness and Other Measures) Bill 2016, which will give an official from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), powers to publicly release personal information about veterans. “This Bill is proof the Australian Government cares more for its political reputation than it does for our veterans’ health. According to the Government’s summary of the Bill, this bill will ‘enable the secretary to disclose information about a particular case or class of cases where the secretary certifies that it is necessary in the public interest to do so’,” Senator Lambie said. “This Bill also proves that a toxic and dangerous culture ...

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Lambie joins Salmon workers in fight against Green Propaganda standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui has expressed disgust at the lengths the Greens will go to, to destroy jobs in Tasmania, after hearing they were attempting to trash the reputation of Tasmania’s salmon industry. The AWU’s Daniel Walton and Tassal’s Ben Wood met with Senator Lambie at Parliament House last week to discuss the Tasmanian salmon industry. (Please click below to view YouTube discussion between Senator Lambie, AWU National Secretary Daniel Walton and Tassal Salmon worker.) “The Tassie salmon industry has been rated number one in the world, and it has been for the last number of years. So the rest of the world looks to Tassie for guidance in terms of best practice, environmental standards, and using the best ...

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Senator Lambie and Mayor Martin meet with Government and Opposition to fight for long term bipartisan funding of Mersey Hospital standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie and Devonport Mayor, Steve Martin have met with both the Liberal Health Minister Greg Hunt and Labor opposition Shadow Health minister Catherine King in an effort to lock in long-term federal funding for the Mersey Community Hospital. Senator Lambie and Mayor Martin spoke about the meetings at Parliament house on Thursday 16.2.17 (Click below to view conversation on YouTube) “Last week during Federal Parliament, I organised separate meetings between Devonport Mayor Steve Martin, new Health Minister Greg Hunt, and Shadow Health Minister Catherine King, where Mayor Martin and myself were guaranteed bipartisan long-term funding solutions for the Mersey Community Hospital.” said Senator Lambie. “This is a great step forward. We left both meetings feeling ...

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