Jacqui Lambie talks about her son’s ice addiction

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”.

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Jacqui Lambie accuses governor general of 'turning a blind eye' to defence abuse

Independent senator Jacqui Lambie has accused the governor general, Sir Peter Cosgrove, of “covering up” or “turning a blind eye” to rape and abuse in the defence force.

The former military police officer told the Senate on Monday Sir Peter and now-NSW Governor David Hurley had done nothing to bring justice to victims of “gross abuse” during their stints as chiefs of the ADF.

Lambie renewed her calls for a royal commission into defence abuse, while accusing senior military figures and governments of fighting against a proper investigation out of self-interest.

Read more at the link: http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/sep/07/jacqui-lambie-accuses-governor-general-of-turning-a-blind-eye-to-defence-abuse

Nick Xenophon and Jacqui Lambie agree to preference deal for next federal election

 Two of the country's highest profile federal senators have forged a political alliance in an attempt to win more seats at the next election.

Nick Xenophon has secured the support of Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie following a trip to the north-west of the state last week, where he attended a community forum and bonded with Senator Lambie over fast food.

Senator Xenophon has also publicly backed Senator Lambie's controversial call for drug addicts to be forced into compulsory rehabilitation.

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GG covered up Defence abuse: Lambie

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CWA national conference hosted in Port Macquarie

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.

Read more at the link: http://www.portnews.com.au/story/3293365/country-women-gather-in-port/

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Shenhua protest - Lambie up to rumble miners

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.

Read more at the link: http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/3280925/shenhua-protest-lambie-up-to-rumble-miners/?cs=157

Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie calls for study into new Bass Strait catamaran

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.

Ms Lambie said the Fast Cat proposal had garnered the support of Geelong Mayor Darryn Lyons and Tasmanian ship-building representative Richard Lowrie and it was now time to investigate the idea seriously.

Existing ferry operator TT-Line is also not opposed to the prospect of a new passenger service being introduced.

Read more at the link: http://www.themercury.com.au/lifestyle/tasmanian-senator-jacqui-lambie-calls-for-study-into-new-bass-strait-catamaran/story-fnj64obd-1227474071627


Survive to Thrive: Army veteran's online PTSD course helping fellow soldiers adapt to life after war

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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Circular Head Council targets community drug use

The Circular Head Council is developing new anti-drugs programs intended to be suitable for all ages.

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The resilience programs have been developed in conjunction with Rural Health Tasmania and Tasmania Police.

Circular Head has been the centre of attention since an ice forum was held there in October, 2014.

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