THERE may not have been much political love lost between senator Jacqui Lambie and some of the more conservative senators but the outgoing Tasmanian independent has been recognised as a passionate advocate for her home state.
Tasmanian Liberal senator Eric Abetz praised Senator Lambie for her passion and wished her the best.
“Jacqui Lambie’s passion for Tasmania has certainly brought some interesting flair to the Senate during her term as a senator,” he said.
Senator Abetz said that flair was not to everybody’s taste but it clearly appealed to enough Tasmanians to have her re-elected for a six-year term. “That can never be taken away from her,” he said.
“While Ms Lambie’s resignation from the Senate will be disappointing, particularly for her supporters, she has acted with integrity and a fundamental respect for the Tasmanian people by resigning, for which she should be commended.
“It is a real shame that Justine Keay continues to engage in such a great deception of the people of Braddon by refusing to either resign or have herself referred to the High Court to draw an end to the valid questions hanging