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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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Lambie explains why Sharia Law is an anti – democratic cancer that doesn’t belong in a free society standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has followed up her fiery clash with a Sharia law Supporter on ABC’s Q&A with the release of a YouTube interview which explains why Sharia Law is an anti – democratic cancer that doesn’t belong in a free society. (Click Below to View Senator’s Statement on YouTube.) “Like most Australians I’m not an expert in Sharia law – but I’m going to make 6 quick obvious points. Sharia Law is: 1) Not Australian Law 2) Support for Sharia is an obvious sign of radicalisation and Terrorists are fighting to the death to force it on the rest of the world. 3) Sharia Law is Anti-democratic (show me a successful democracy in the Middle East..) ...

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Prohibition of Full Face Coverings in Public Places Bill 2017 standard

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has tabled in Parliament yesterday, a Private Members Bill which will make it an offence to wear full face coverings in a public place under Commonwealth jurisdiction, as well as making it offence to force another person or child to wear a full face covering – unless otherwise authorised or excused by law. Senator Lambie’s Bill links the prohibition of full face coverings to the National Terrorism Threat Level. The ban will be automatically activated when the terrorism threat level reaches the 3rd highest alert rating of ‘Probable’, and remains in place for “Expected” and “Certain” ratings. Currently Australia’s official 5 step terror alert level is set by the Government at “Probable”. “While the ...

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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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