Lambie to shine a light on link between big business and politicians

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie will interrogate the relationship between big business and politicians during a public hearing of the Senate Select Committee into the Political Influence of Donations in Melbourne today.

“This is an opportunity to shine a light on the cosy relationship between big business and big political parties. We’ll be asking what political parties are selling, and what political donors think they’re buying,” Senator Lambie said. 

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Chinese influence supports political donations reform

Independent Senator for Tasmania has said today’s bombshell about Yuhu Group subsidiaries donating to the Liberal Party is more evidence Tasmania needs political donations reform.

“Corporations like this don’t donate money to the Tasmanian branch of the Liberal Party out of the kindness of their heart,” Senator Lambie said.

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Good news for veterans

Australian veterans have finally been heard, after Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan announced yesterday the Coalition Government will adopt the recommendations in The Constant Battle: Suicide by Veterans report by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee.

“This report represents three years of work and consultation with the veterans’ community,” Senator Lambie said. 

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Higher Education reform a burden for students

The Liberal Government’s proposed Higher Education Reform may not be fee deregulation, but it still has the effect of driving up fees for students, Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has said.

“Students should not have to bear the brunt of Budget Repair when gas companies are getting away with paying no tax and no royalties. We are a rich enough country that we can afford to give our young people their first degree free,” Senator Lambie said.

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Reverse cuts to Community Legal Centres

When the Community Legal Centres' funding is cut by $34 million in July, hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people will lose access to justice, independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie said at a press conference today.

"Vulnerable Australians keep getting poorer and poorer, and cutting funding to Community Legal Services is an absolute disgrace by the Government.

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Senate votes to protect veterans' privacy

Last night the Senate voted to protect veterans' privacy when it passed the Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Digital Readiness and Other Measures) Bill 2017 with a Government amendment to omit the Public Interest Disclosure from the legislation.

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Second Bass Link Cable a game changer for Tasmania

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.

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Lambie sits on secret Senate hearing into SAS torture allegations

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.

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Lambie urges all non-government Senators to block Liberal’s Digital Readiness Bill to stop increase in veterans’ suicides

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.

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