Jacqui Lambie is hot-blooded, unpredictable and often startlingly candid. Rising to public office with the Palmer United Party in 2013, she quickly outplayed her billionaire party leader, and struck out on her own as an independent for Tasmania in the Senate. In her new memoir, Rebel with a Cause, she shares her story in detail.
Hailing from north-western Tasmania, one of the most disadvantaged pockets of the country, Lambie has fought hard for welfare recipients, veterans and families affected by ice addiction, speaking compellingly on these issues from personal experience. Her views on Islam and immigration, meanwhile, have attracted controversy and censure.
She was felled by last year’s citizenship debacle, but you can bet we haven’t heard the last of Jacqui Lambie. In the first Fifth Estate session of the year, she’ll talk with host Sally Warhaft about outsiders, authenticity and why ‘you can’t keep a bloody Lambie down’.
This event will be Auslan interpreted.
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Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians’ lives in the fog of ... Read more
Jacqui Lambie was born on 26 February 1971 in Tasmania, and was raised in a public housing estate in Devonport. She served 10 years in the Australian Army before injury forced her out of uniform. She was elected as a Senator for Tasmania at the 2013 federal election representing the Palmer United Pa... Read more
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