Welcome to 2023. I know it’s been a bit of rough start for a lot of you.
Rents/mortgages are still going up, power bills are going up, and you’ve got kids going back to school. And don't get me started on the price of groceries.
Despite that, I'm feeling pretty good about what you, Tammy and I can achieve this year. We're your voices in the Senate, and we'll do what we can to make sure we're talking about what's on your mind. So let us know! Use the contact form on this website, call our offices and talk to us on social media.
Don't forget: It's a politician's job to represent you, not their party or their back pocket.
You would’ve seen the stories this week about hundreds of millions of dollars in political donations given to parties for the election last year. I'm sick of hearing about fundraisers that buy seats for thousands of dollars in the name of a fish and chips lunch.
We all know this needs to be changed. We need real-time donation disclosure, lower thresholds and aggregate donations.
We disclosed our donations to the public around the time of the election. We were the only political party to do it. The other parties have much bigger teams than we do, so I’m sure they can handle it.
It’s not a surprise that the major parties dodge political donations reform when paper bags continue to pass under the table.
- We have a new Facebook page! As well as my Senator Jacqui Lambie page, you can now follow us at Jacqui Lambie Network. This page will keep you up to date with all the mischief Tammy and I are up to (but also all the JLN tea!).
- With the help of the Senate, I’ve set up a committee to look in Australia’s Disaster Resilience. We’ll look at what we need when it comes to natural disasters – the boots on the ground before an event happens, and the clean-up afterwards. If you’ve been affected by natural disaster, you know what’s working and what’s not working. I encourage you to make a submission to the committee. Submissions close on February 20. You can find more information here.