Jacqui Lambie Network

Summary

Jacqui Lambie Network
AbbreviationJLN
LeaderJacqui Lambie
Founded14 May 2015; 5 years ago (2015-05-14)
Split fromPalmer United Party
HeadquartersPO Box 264
Burnie TAS 7320
IdeologyPopulism
Australian nationalism[1]
Tasmanian regionalism
Veterans' rights[2][3]
Colours     Gold
Senate
1 / 76
Website
lambienetwork.com.au

The Jacqui Lambie Network (JLN) is an Australian political party formed in May 2015. Bearing the name of its founder, Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie, it has served as the political vehicle for the former independent.

The party maintains strong support for members of the armed service as well as those on welfare, while also promoting firm nationalist sentiments. The JLN also has a prioritised regional focus on Tasmania, where the party draws most of its support from.

Policies

While announcing the formation of the party, Lambie revealed the party's 12 'core beliefs'[4][dead link], including establishing a financial transactions tax, dedicated Indigenous seats in parliament, and against “Sharia law being imposed in Australia either formally or informally”.[5]

In an interview with ABC News' in 2018 Lambie distanced herself from her previous views on Sharia law, stating she didn't want to "cause division", and was influenced by "a previous advisor that was really driving that in".[6]

Elections

The Jacqui Lambie Network fielded 10 candidates (three each in Tasmania and New South Wales, two each in Queensland and Victoria) for the senate but no candidates for seats in the House of Representatives in the 2016 federal election.[7]

Federal parliament

Senate
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
# of
overall seats
+/– Notes
2016 69,074 0.50 (#17)
1 / 76
1 / 76
Increase 1
2019 31,383 0.21 (#28)
1 / 40
1 / 76
Steady

Tasmanian parliament

House of Assembly
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
# of
overall seats
+/– Notes
2018 10,579 3.16 (#4)
0 / 25
0 / 25
Steady 0

References

  1. ^ "Jacqui Lambie to launch a new party". Socialist Party. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Jacqui Lambie slams 'disappointing' seven-month delay on veteran suicide prevention trial". ABC News. 28 March 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Federal Government gains support for bill allowing release of veterans' personal info". ABC News. 20 March 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  4. ^ Owens, Jared (31 March 2015). "Jacqui Lambie sets up her own political party". The Australian.
  5. ^ "Jacqui Lambie Network: former Palmer United Party senator registers new political party". SMH.
  6. ^ "Has Jacqui Lambie backflipped on Sharia law and Islam? #OnePlusOne". Facebook. ABC News. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Candidates for the 2016 federal election". Australian Electoral Commission. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.