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Independent Senator for Tasmania, Jacqui Lambie has released a YouTube short film featuring some images and sounds from a Kokoda Trek she undertook with some young Australian Veterans.
“ The 11 day trek was one of the hardest challenges I’ve faced in my life. It gave me new appreciation for the Courage, Endurance, Mateship and Sacrifice displayed by our troops in 1942.
Tackling the Kokoda Track with young Australian Diggers who had fought recently in the Middle East and listening to their reflections and issues, also added a different meaning to the experience.
Their comments and views will renew my efforts in the Senate to ensure that our veterans, serving and former members of the ADF are treated with respect and given a fair go.
They also reminded me of the fact that there are some people and things that are worth dying for – and that our country and way of life is one of the best in the world.” said Senator Lambie.