“It’s a great honour to be chosen as a Minister of the Crown. I welcome all the new ministers to the Turnbull Ministry, including sole Tasmanian, Senator Richard Colbeck,'' Senator Lambie said.
"As Minister for Tourism and International Education and Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment, Senator Colbeck will be working very hard and spending a lot of time away from his family.
"I wish him and all the Liberal members the best and look forward to co-operating on fair and sensible policies. I hope for all Australian women’s sake that the new cabinet drops the Liberal’s proposed $650 million cuts to Medicare" Senator Lambie said.
"That’s not a fair or sensible policy - it will ultimately mean Australian women will die unnecessarily from preventable cancers and more pressure will be placed on our public primary health care system.
"It’s certainly not fair when Mr Turnbull has recently launched a program to resettle Syrian refugees that costs $650 million,” Senator Lambie said.