Lam­bie makes an emo­tional exit

The Northern Star - - NEWS -

JACQUI Lam­bie made an emo­tional farewell to the Se­nate yes­ter­day af­ter con­firm­ing the UK Home Of­fice had told her she was en­ti­tled to Bri­tish cit­i­zen­ship be­cause her fa­ther was born in Scot­land. The out­spo­ken for­mer mem­ber of the Aus­tralian De­fence Force was widely praised dur­ing her term when she spoke out about her son’s bat­tle with ice ad­dic­tion. At­tor­ney-Gen­eral Ge­orge Bran­dis told Ms Lam­bie the Se­nate was “richer for your mem­ber­ship of it”. She said she would not stand at the com­ing Tas­ma­nian elec­tion, but did not rule out run­ning again fed­er­ally.

PHOTO: LUKAS COCH/AAP

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