Jacqui Lambie has opened up about her personal battle as a mother of an ice-addicted son, spurring on her professional quest to solve the nation’s problem with the catastrophic drug.
Last month, the Tasmanian senator shocked the public when she revealed her 21-year-old son was addicted to the drug.
Tonight on ABC’s 7.30, Ms Lambie gave an insight into her search for answers, which she hoped one day would benefit her young son who was for now “living in denial”.
The organisation country women have turned to for 70 years will have its Triennial National Conference in Port Macquarie next week.
More than 150 members of The Country Women's Association of Australia (CWAA), and their guests, will converge in town from Monday to discuss a diverse range of topics and elect national officials.
The women will convene for a busy four day schedule of sessions with 18 resolutions put forward.
Mandatory driver tutorials for international drivers arriving in Australia; a ban on gambling advertising; a band on alcohol advertising at sporting events; a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children under the age of 18 years and proof of age for purchase; the continued investigation into the existence of Lyme Disease in Australia; and the recognition of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder as a disability are among them.
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OUTSPOKEN senator Jacqui Lambie will feature in a mass convoy of tractors rumbling from Gunnedah to Breeza next week in protest at Shenhua Watermark’s proposed coal mine.
The high-profile politician will join with farmers, environmentalists, Indigenous leaders and concerned citizens from across the New England North West in expressing their opposition to the mine.
The event – coinciding with AgQuip – is the brainchild of the Liverpool Plains Youth group, which comprises young residents fearful that the $1.7 billion open-cut coal mine will threaten their future on the land.
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TASMANIAN Independent Senator Jacqui Lambie says Canberra should fund a feasibility study into a new Bass Strait passenger service between Burnie and Geelong now the proposal had won support on both sides of the water.
An online counselling course created by an Iraq war veteran is having promising results treating Defence Force personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The course has gained the attention of the RSL and the ADF, who are looking to incorporate such programs into their own rehabilitation resources. Former Army scout Dane Christison came up with the course after going through what he called a "horrific slump of depression".
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