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Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWSFRONT - HE­LEN KEMP­TON

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

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