Clive Palmer To Senator Lambie: Senators’ wages are paid with tax payers’ funds
Clive Palmer has continued his castigation of Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie by saying rational arguments rather than threats were required if she was serious about helping her party achieve the best outcomes for the ADF.
Mr Palmer has said that Jacqui Lambie is being a drama queen when the Palmer United Party unanimously supports the ADF and opposes the Government’s proposed pay structure.
Mr Palmer said that at no time had Senator Lambie raised the ADF pay issue in the party’s proper forum.
“Like all political parties, Palmer United makes policy in its party room where Senator Lambie has always been encouraged to bring any proposal forward to the group. She has never brought a proposal forward,’’ Mr Palmer said.
Mr Palmer said it was Palmer United Party policy to vote in a bloc unless on certain social issues where Senators were allowed a conscience vote.
“Myself, Senator Wang and Senator Lazarus have all issued statements supporting increased conditions to our ADF, we have no disagreement on this matter,’’ Mr Palmer said.
“We aren’t prepared to give a blanket threat to vote against the Liberal Government for the next five years. No such proposal has been considered in our party room.
Clive Palmer has reminded Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie that Senators’ wages are paid with tax payers’ funds and that she was elected as a Palmer United Party candidate and should simply follow party procedure and her individual vote is insignificant unless she joins as a team in our bloc and, on the issue of ADF improvements, this can be achieved. Mr Palmer said Senator Lambie seemed focused on her own quest for power rather than properly representing Tasmanians.
In related news , according to the Palmer United Party, Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has made no official approach to split from the Palmer United Party, the party’s federal leader Clive Palmer says.
“Senator Lambie hasn’t resigned. We haven’t received a resignation by mail, email or courier pigeon,’’ Mr Palmer said.
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