Jacqui Lambie Network

Jacqui Lambie Network
Leader Jacqui Lambie
Headquarters PO Box 264 Burnie TAS 7320
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The Jacqui Lambie Network is a minor political party which was formed in Australia in 2015 by Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie.

The party was registered with the Australian Electoral Commission on 14 May 2015.[1] The party plans to run candidates in federal and state elections, in all houses.[2]


While announcing the formation of the party, Lambie revealed the party's 12 'core beliefs':[2]

  1. Members must always put their state first in all decisions they make.
  2. JLN will always have a special interest in all matters associated with veterans, serving members of the Australian Defence force and their families.
  3. JLN will fight to establish a National Apprentice, Trade and Traineeship system incorporating both the Australian Defence Force and TAFE’s.
  4. JLN supports the establishment of a Financial Transactions Tax to guarantee extra government revenue for the protection of pensions and entitlements of retired Australians and Defence veterans.
  5. JLN is opposed to Sharia Law being imposed in Australia either formally or informally and will promote a policy of undivided loyalty to the Australian Constitution and people.
  6. JLN will support the proper regulation of Halal and other food certification systems.
  7. JLN supports dedicated indigenous seats being established for Australian Parliaments.
  8. JLN supports conscience votes on all moral and ethical issues.
  9. JLN supports a halving of the Foreign Aid Budget in order to help boost federal government investment in Higher Education from 0.6 per cent to 1 per cent of GDP.
  10. JLN supports the creation of Special Economic Zones in regional and rural areas to help boost business profitability and job creation.
  11. JLN supports the introduction of a carbon tax — only after our major trading partners introduce a similar tax on their coal-fired power stations.
  12. JLN supports a monitoring and regulation system which ensures that our power and fuel prices for Australian consumers and businesses are not more expensive than our overseas competitors.

2016 Federal election

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.[3]

Federal parliament

Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
# of
overall seats
+/– Notes
2016 69,074 .50 (#17)
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Increase 1


  1. "Jacqui Lambie Network". Australian Electoral Commission. Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600. Retrieved 2015-10-12.
  2. 1 2 Owens, Jared (2015-03-31). "Jacqui Lambie sets up her own political party". The Australian.
  3. "Candidates for the 2016 federal election". Australian Electoral Commission. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
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