Tasmanian JLN Independent Senator Jacqui Lambie has issued a YouTube statement recorded yesterday at Tasmania’s Agfest - regarding the timing of the double dissolution election call - by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
“I’ve just heard that Mr Turnbull will call an election tomorrow on Mother’s Day and if that’s the case, then I’m really disappointed.
Mother’s Day is a very special day for most Australians and doesn’t need to be spoilt. I’m going to spend Mother’s day with my family and what I want to know is why didn’t the PM call the election today – being Saturday – or on Monday?
Mother’s Day doesn’t need to be turned into Turnbull’s day. While I’m here I’d like to wish all Mums a happy Mother’s Day and I hope you get lots of pressies and heaps of hugs,” said Senator Lambie.