Jacqui Lambie Removed as Deputy Senate Leader

Media release

The Palmer United Party’s parliamentary party has voted to remove Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie from her party positions of Deputy Leader of the Senate and Deputy Whip, effective immediately, the party’s federal leader Clive Palmer says.

Mr Palmer said Senator Lambie has also been suspended from attending any parliamentary meetings of the party.

“Jacqui Lambie has failed to attend the last three parliamentary party meetings,” he said.

“As a consequence, the party has removed her from her position as Deputy Leader and Deputy Whip and suspended her rights to attend future party meetings.

“This will be enforced until such time she gives an undertaking to cease personal attacks on party members and to follow major decisions of the party room.

“At no time has Jacqui Lambie ever brought a resolution to the party meeting in relation to Tasmania or veterans.”