Salutes for Jacqui

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over her, par­tic­u­larly in light of Mr Parry and Ms Lam­bie’s honourable ac­tions.

“I wish Ms Lam­bie well for the fu­ture.”

Fel­low Tas­ma­nian Lib­eral sen­a­tor Jonathon Du­niam said he was also sad to see Sen­a­tor Lam­bie go.

“She has been a vo­cal ad­vo­cate for our state, par­tic­u­larly for the North-West Coast,” he said.

“I have en­joyed work­ing with her on a num­ber of projects for the good of our com­mu­nity and look for­ward to work­ing with her into the fu­ture, what­ever ca­pac­ity that is in.”

Tas­ma­nian La­bor sen­a­tor Lisa Singh said she would miss Sen­a­tor Lam­bie.

“What­ever you say about Jacqui, she’s a pas­sion­ate Tas­ma­nian who has worked hard for the state and for vet­er­ans,” she said.

“Per­son­ally, I al­ways found that she took the time to lis­ten to my point of view.

“I en­joyed her be­ing my next-door neigh­bour across the Par­lia­ment House cor­ri­dor and watch­ing North Mel­bourne play footy at Bel­lerive Oval with her.

“It’s a shame it has ended this way.”

La­bor leader Bill Shorten said it was a “real tragedy” Sen­a­tor Lam­bie had to leave the Se­nate.

“I think it’s a tough day for her. Jacqui wears her heart on her sleeve. I like her. We’ve worked well. She hasn’t al­ways voted with me on every is­sue but I like her,” he said.

Jacqui Lam­bie’s pas­sion for Tas­ma­nia has cer­tainly brought some in­ter­est­ing flair to the Se­nate

— Lib­eral sen­a­tor ERIC ABETZ

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