Salutes for Jacqui
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